Fall in love with the Emerald Necklace

You may be thinking, “is this a blog about a piece of jewelry?” Nope, it’s about the 1,100 acre park system located in Boston named the Emerald Necklace. Why was this park system named this? Well, the original vision of the parks were that they were planned as if they were hanging from the neckContinue reading “Fall in love with the Emerald Necklace”

A historic stroll thru Boston’s Beacon Hill

A couple of weeks ago I took an audio walking tour of Beacon Hill. This historic neighborhood has been home to both politicians and poets as well as some of the most beautiful streets in the city of Boston. One distinct feature of the streets of Beacon Hill are the lamp posts. To this day,Continue reading “A historic stroll thru Boston’s Beacon Hill”

Ghost sighting and ghost stories in Salem

Growing up about 20 miles from Salem, I have visited this popular tourist city multiple times over the years. There were many school field trips to places such as the Witch Museum, Witch Dungeon and Witch House. I took this for granted as a kid, but now that I’m older and see how many peopleContinue reading “Ghost sighting and ghost stories in Salem”

Spectacle Island

Did you know there are 34 islands and peninsulas in the Boston Harbor? These islands and peninsulas make up the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. They make the perfect way to get away from the city life for a day. Some are accessible by public ferry while others are only accessible via privateContinue reading “Spectacle Island”

Make Way for the Boston Public Garden

The upside to this tumultuous year of 2020 is being able to explore close to home. There are so many wonderful places in Boston and the Public Garden is definitely one of my favorites! Established in 1837, the Boston Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America. It is definitely a must doContinue reading “Make Way for the Boston Public Garden”

A walk along the Freedom Trail

From my past posts, I’m sure you can tell that I love history. I grew up in Boston with history surrounding me. There was something special about learning things in history class and being able to connect it to the actual historic sites that I’ve seen in person. Not being able to travel due toContinue reading “A walk along the Freedom Trail”