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Wayward Wanderers go to… JAIL?

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View from The Liberty Hotel of the Charles RiverThat’s right! You read it right –  “Wayward Wanderers go to jail!” It’s okay though because we chose to go. In fact, welcomed the idea of it! We even gave it to ourselves as a CHRISTMAS PRESENT! Gotta love a good hotels.com deal… even if it lands you in jail. LOL. Have you ever heard of The Liberty Hotel on Charles Street in Boston? It used to be a jail. Phew, you can relax now… you aren’t reading tales about criminals. The Liberty Hotel is the location of the former Charles Street Jail.

The jail was built in 1851 and had many famous inmates like Malcolm X, Sacco and Vanzetti and protesters from when President Woodrow Wilson visited Boston in 1919! There were also prisoners of war from German submarines that were housed there. In 1990, due to overcrowding the prisoners were moved to Nashua Street Jail (No, not in Nashua, NH!). And in 2007, after renovations, The Liberty Hotel was opened.

The Liberty Hotel is a 4 star luxury hotel, but it’s also fun. It’s the only place I know of where you can get a glass of wine at check in and then go eat or sleep in a jail cell! Needless to say we loved this place and hope to go back! When we stayed, we got a great deal from Hotels.com for $200. It’s normally $400 or more a night! Keep Reading

Copley Square: Boston’s Originals

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BostonWe have really come to love Boston as our wanderings take us around to different parts of the city. This visit landed us in the middle of Copley Square, the Back Bay area of Boston. Surrounded by so much history and beauty, we found ourselves thinking we could be citizens of Boston. The more time we spend in the city, we start to put our internal maps together…

The walk on the Charles River Esplanade seemed like a private part of the city, miles away from anything but the river, but this journey helped us put it all in to perspective. As we viewed Boston from a bird’s eye view from the Skywalk Observatory, we recognized many attractions we have visited in the past. I think this dawning was special to both of us.

This trip to Boston was as different as the last. There’s always a new destination in mind. This time, we started out searching for Copley Place, a shopping center in Boston. I am so happy our bellies sent us in search of food before reaching the shopping center! Instead of shopping we found ourselves smack dab in Copley Square! And at Boloco… one word…

D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!

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