We love to travel. This little website has opened up huge doors for me and allowed me to travel to many places I would have never otherwise gotten a chance to visit. The thing is it only makes me want to travel more. I have the travel bug bad.
So, while I may not be able to fly all over the world, we’re always on the lookout for ways we can get out of town and see something new. Now that our kids are growing up (and fast!) we look for any opportunity we can take to travel with them (and sometimes without 😉 ).
This weekend after camp pickup my husband and I are taking our stinky little campers to Boston for a long weekend. It will be a great way to reconnect with them after spending a week apart and the older two plus an adult will hold down the fort at home.
image courtesy of Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
The reason for our trip is the Overnight Walk that benefits American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I walked the Overnight last year in Philadelphia and it was incredibly moving to be with so many people who were touched by suicide. So many lives lost-too many. You can read more about why I walk and donate if you’re moved here.
While I’m walking overnight we thought it would be nice to have some of the family along to cheer me on, and join me the day after for some sightseeing in Boston. We’ve never been to Boston so I’m thrilled to see the city!
The plan is pretty straightforward. We will arrive Saturday and leave Monday, so we don’t have a huge amount of time, but enough to catch some of the sights and just soak in the city. The DoubleTree in Boston offered me a media rate, so I’ll be sure to share photos and info about their hotel. I will of course get to see most of the city on foot Saturday into Sunday morning. It was pretty amazing to see Philly that way even if it’s a place we frequent. My husband will take the two littlest people out in the morning after my walk (when I’ll likely sleep half the day), and we’ll meet up for sightseeing and food in the afternoon. Monday afternoon we’ll head home.
Having never been it’s likely we’ll spend a fair amount of time just wandering around-we tend to find the best places that way. While we have a love of history, we also need a few refuel spots like cafés, dessert stops, and coffee shops. We’ll also be on the lookout for free or cheap things to do. I would love your recommendations on things to do, places to see, and must eats.
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