After living in Boston for almost nine years, I saw the North End as a tourist trap with mediocre Italian food and long lines. When I started my new job, I realized that my office was located in the heart of the North End, only steps away from the many Italian restaurants, bakeries, and markets. … Continue reading The North End, Italian Heart of Boston
P and I usually stroll the Esplanade along the Charles River every weekend or through Boston Commons or the Gardens. We love laying out on the docks or on a lush patch of grass and reading a good book or having a picnic. We realized that we hadn’t really strolled through the city in the … Continue reading Boston Winter Strolling
With this cold Boston weather and winter storm Nika abrewin’, I am dreaming of summer…! Thought I would share our Scandanavian trip from last summer. It wasn’t a tropical paradise, but it was certainly a blast! Best part? Got to hang out with the family! Last summer, P and I escaped the Boston humidity and … Continue reading Bon Voyage! Cruising through Scandanavia!
After Sedona, we continued our little roadtrip to southern Arizona. Our destination was Tucson, P’s hometown. The plan was to spend some time in Tucson with P’s family and do a small trip with his parents to Bisbee, Tombstone, and Chiricahua National Monument. Bisbee After spending a night in Tucson, we headed south east for about … Continue reading Arizona: Bisbee, Tombstone, & Chiricahua
After visiting Page in northern Arizona, P and I traveled with our friends south to beautiful Sedona! As a teenager visiting Sedona, P didn’t really enjoy the city of red rocks because he thought it was a town filled with New Age crazies. But, on this particular visit, he had such a great time that … Continue reading Arizona: Sedona
For the holidays, P and I explored beautiful Arizona for about a week after spending Christmas with my family in the bay area. I had never really explored Arizona much until I met P. But, after getting a glimpse of the Grand Canyon last year, I couldn’t wait to visit the other national monuments in … Continue reading Arizona: Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon
Happy New Years! Finally back in Boston after a wonderful two week vacation on the west coast for Christmas and the new years. Our first stop was the San Francisco Bay Area to spend some quality time with my family and our second stop was Arizona, P’s home state for some southwest adventures. Of course … Continue reading California Bay Area: Home for the Holidays
My only impression of Charlestown has been the movies, i.e. bank robberies and drug trafficking, so I had just always avoided the neighborhood. I also knew that the USS Constitution and Bunker Hill were in Charlestown, but I never got around to finishing the Freedom Trail (always ended in the North End because I got … Continue reading Playing Tourist in Charlestown
Holiday trip has been booked! P and I are going back to the Bay for a week and then spending another whole week in Arizona! Before I met P, Arizona was NEVER a place I ever contemplated on visiting. Sure, I heard that there were beautiful sunsets, but it’s a desert … yea…no thanks… But … Continue reading Arizona, Here We Come!
This past weekend a whole bunch of us drove the 3 hours north to North Conway, New Hampshire as a last sendoff of our good friends who are moving from Boston to sunny San Diego. A farewell trip so to say. It was a weekend full of delicious food, alcohol, and non-stop laughter. We had … Continue reading End of Fall in New Hampshire