The essence of a place, like the smell of the sea or the tang of a lemon, is the "why" behind all travel. To leave our homes and to discover new textures, tastes, and the lilt of a different dialect or language brings us the sense of both our universality as human beings, and the marvelous ways in which we differ.
In this section, we offer a little bit of that essence for each DGuide city. Read the Overview for flavor, and the History for context. If you're considering a move, get local detail from Relocation, and see Related Links for even more background.
- Fated for greatness, Boston was once a marshy swamp studded with small islands and 30,000 Indian inhabitants. Weaned on controversy, rebellion, and determination, its history has impacted nearly every facet of modern civilization, earning its reputation as the Hub of the Universe.
- View Boston History >