Happy Friday!! What better way to head into the weekend than to talk about fun things like travel, adventure and sustainable exploration. 🙂 Last week I reunited with a good friend of mine who lives way across the country in Cali for a girls weekend in Boston. Not only that but we also got to reunite with some other friends at that time as well. These gals are all friends I made during a summer study abroad trip that I took four summers ago while I was in grad school. There are a group of us who continue to remain friends, connecting as often as we can whether it be by Google chat or even better, the periodic girls weekend! I love having this group of friends because not only do they share the same enthusiasm for seeing the world, but we all travel quite similarly. My friend and I chose Boston for two reasons: First we needed to pick somewhere that had a direct flight option from California, which for only four days was essential, and was affordable. The second was because it was on my bucket list. I had always wanted to visit Boston, see “Cheers” and all that. My friend was pretty open to anything, so Boston it was! Plus one of our traveling buds lived up there so we knew we’d get the chance to visit with her if we went there. The best part about this trip is that while we went in with it being 4 days in Boston – it really turned into 4 days in Massachusetts. We ended up taking a day trip out of the city to visit two other places that had also been on my bucket list: Salem and Rockport (or rather a New England fishing town). I didn’t even realize how close we were to one until we decided to rent a car to drive up to Salem and my friend started looking at other places with could also see nearby! In a nutshell this trip was amazing – we saw and did so much. Today I’m going to give you a little tour of the areas we visited and share all the wonderful things we encountered along the way. Now buckle up and let’s do this! 🙂
You know we had to stop by the New England Aquarium.
Was excited to see lots of “green” things around the city!
Getting around sustainably!
1 – Boston’s subway system is a breeze!
2 – Bike Rentals
3 – Even the taxi cabs are green!
A few of those sustainable things…
Had to make a stop by Melt for a little treat before hitting the road (and of course get it in a cone to minimize waste)! 😉
Seen on the way to our next destination: windmills!!!
How gorgeous is this place?! Major bucket list item; so excited to have checked off! 🙂
I kept seeing so much garbage lining the waterways while we were walking around, I couldn’t NOT clean up at least a little bit. Luckily I was in great company as my friend was totally down with doing an impromptu garbage pickup. We didn’t have anything to collect all the garbage so we had to use some doggie poop bags that were available by the beach.
Another must see for me: this rooftop garden!!
Wasting Less While Traveling
Boston Logan International Airport
Hope you enjoyed this little recap! If you’ve never been to Boston before, I highly recommend putting it on your list.