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North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 4th 2015

Day 3. A damp start to the morning, caught the trolley bus to the Boston Tea Party, great fun & very interesting. Although the rain had stopped, still a very chilly wind, hoped back on the bus up to the Bunker Hill memorial, from where we walked the Freedom Trail all the way back to Boston Common.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 2nd 2015

Day 2 in Boston, after breakfast went on the Boston Duck tour covers both land & water. Then got tickets for the on/off trolley bus as weather wet & quite chilly. Got off at the Massachusetts state House & went in to get out of the rain for a while, very interesting. Still raining when we came out but not too hard so walked for a while, taking in Cheers & the Trinity church (the oldest church in Boston). Then after dinner went up to the skywalk in the Prudential Centre to have a look at the Boston skyline at night.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Photo's from 1st day in boston... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Today we arrived in boston after a non eventful flight. Quickly through the airport to get a taxi to the Colonnade hotel. A room with the wow factor, loads of space and a huge bed each! We also met our new friend for the holiday, Colonnade Duck :-) Went for a walk, as far as Boston Common, taking in the sights on the way & a visit to the cheesecake factory on the way back. Early night after a long day, ready for a duck tour of Boston in the morning.... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston September 9th 2015

Took us around 5 hours to drive up to Boston - quite an easy drive and found our apartment easily. We are in North End (which is called little Italy) where Paul Revere lived... a very busy bustling area... within 200 metres of 87 restaurants, bars, salumieris, Italy groceries... love it!!! Lots of Mom and Pop stores!! Such a great spot... tiny little apartment but 2 bed and 2 bath. Also about 200 metres to the waterfront in the other direction. Went for a lazy casual dinner and a couple of beers at the Boston Sail Loft on the waterfront.. then back for an early night. Woke early but we are all still with aching muscles, calves after our hectic time in New York. First things first down to a lovely Italian place for breaky and ... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston August 30th 2015

Home again, home again, jiggity jig. All went smoothly in our travels. Michigan was decently fun. And, as promised, some stats: 3700 miles 64 hours 11 states 17 days Best places: Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Minneapolis Honorable Mentions: Denver Not worth your time (sorry to anybody from there): Albuquerque, Mt. Rushmore, Cheyenne Dishonorable mention: Mojave Desert. I'm sorry, but 117o is just not cool (pun intended) Coolest things to do: Swim in random reservoirs and lakes we happened across, drive the Trail Ridge Road, win money in Vegas Best food: Buffalo. South Dakota wins one Until my next trip, thanks for reading!... read more
Bye, Gladys!

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Cohasset August 24th 2015

Hey travelers! Iam Terézia from Slovakia and Iam 20. Recently I am in US for 1 year working as an aupair. After one year working for family I can take my travel month which is going to be for me from nov 10. to dec 10. I would love to see whole west coast- start in San Francisco go thru Los Angeles down to San Diego continue in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon and end up in Yellow Stone. Can you please help me figur out my way, give me some tips or if you have been there share your experience? I have never made such an adventure and I am pretty excited but I really need some help some advise. So if any of you is living there or made something like this before I will ... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston August 5th 2015

Day 1 The crack of noon. That’s when Sean and I departed for parts unknown, the longest journey we had attempted with our bicycles. I would have loved to leave earlier, but a combination of having to work the evening before, the completion of my summer semester, and putting the final touches on trip planning made waking up early kind of impractical. Plus Sean was having an issue with his front wheel and needed to have it looked at by a bike mechanic before leaving. Yeah…that was the real reason we started out so late. My dad dropped me off in Longueil, on the south shore, which was our meet up point. I set up the gear on my bike. We were both traveling extremely light. I had a tent, down sleeping bag, compact stove, basic ... read more
Cycling to Boston
Cycling to Boston
Cycling to Boston

…went much smoother than Day Forty-Two. We actually stuck to the plan. Bob, Mary and Alyson picked us up for breakfast at 8:00. Ugh…8:00! Doesn’t Bob know about the day I had yesterday?!? I’m kidding. The place we went is a very popular breakfast destination so if you don’t get there early, you’re eating lunch. Breakfast was delicious. I had the blueberry crepes. The blueberries are about as big as the huckleberries on the bush in our front yard. Not the big blueberries I was expecting, but just as tasty and more of them. We stayed and talked for a long time…one last visit before we leave town. They drop us off back at Camp Kathy and we give one last hug all the way around. The rest of my morning and our afternoon is spent ... read more

…didn’t turn out as planned. Kathy had to go in to work so the plan was for Mary Jane and Lenny to pick us up, drive to their daughter, Patti’s, house, see two-day-old William, visit for a while, then come back to Kathy’s and start the packing process (laundry, etc). Then Bob and Mary were going to take us out to dinner. That was the plan. Here’s what happened instead. Kathy went off to work. She’s an OR recovery nurse at a nearby hospital and even though she’s now retired, she can still work a few hours a week. So off she went. An hour later I’m out of the shower and getting the first load of laundry going. Mary Jane and Lenny arrived a short time later. Lenny wanted to check out the trailer. We ... read more

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