This year I was lucky enough to spend Labor Day weekend out of town and visit Boston for my first time.

Shaun booked us an AirBnB- which is the coolest website for travel. Instead of staying in a hotel, you can rent someone’s entire apartment or a room in their home/space.

The apartment we stayed in was stunning and right at the end of Newbury Street which has the best shopping and tons of cute outdoor restaurants. The place was chic and owned by Dave; a Doctor who also had another place in the area. Dave greeted us with the keys, a tour of the apartment, a bottle of wine and an invite to hang with him and his friends later if we liked. If we lived in Boston- we’d totally be down to hang with Dave- he was good people and a fantastic host.

Check out his spots here and stay there if  you are in Boston!

Other highlights included:

Riding Hubway Rentals all over the city- you rent them then drop them off at one of the many bike stands all over the city.

Toro Spanish Tapas- some of the most amazing Spanish food I’ve ever had. The Tortilla de Espanola rivaled any I’ve had in Spain.

This rooster was a pet in a vintage store on Newbury Street. Loved all the resale and vintage in Boston.

We rode bikes to brunch at Cafe Luna and stumbled upon this artist doing work in an alley.

One of the best parts of traveling is learning about your companion. Shaun used to sail competitively when he was younger- who knew!? So we rented a sailboat and went for a two hour slow cruise around the Charles River.  There was NO wind that day and we thought we’d never make it in…but it forced two OCD people to relax and enjoy the sun.

Neptune Oyster- our white whale. We’d been told this was the spot for amazing seafood, but both times we tried to go there was a 2 hour wait! We ended up having some delicious Italian while we waited for 4th meal at Neptune, and it was worth the wait. Lobster roll- above all the rest.

You’ve been warned- you in those skinny jeans!

Even though I can’t stand touristy activities…I dressed up as the ultimate hypocrite and rode bikes to Fenway to check out the Green Monster and snap a few photos. Whatever!?! Judge away…


Other notable bites and sips; Craigie’s On Main, the bakery in the North End, The Cafeteria, Alibi, B&G Oyster and this place. VEGGIE GALAXY! Such a badass diner- but I played fair and didn’t force Shaun to eat there…but next trip back I am SO there.

Only thing that would have made this trip better would have been a Tom Brady sighting. Perhaps next time…



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