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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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J Geils & Bob Seger at TD Garden: Ageless Rock and Roll

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Bob Segar at TD Garden in BostonWhen we saw Blues Traveler, Unkle Cracker, Smashmouth, and Sugar Ray rock it at the House of Blues over the summer, I thought I would never top it. And then we saw Edwin McCain at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury and were blow away by the ambience and I thought, “Okay, now I’ve experienced it all.” Well, I’m done saying anything because it just keeps getting better and better! I never thought I’d see Bob Seger perform… let alone with the J Geils Band! What an incredible once in a lifetime show! Keep Reading

Magical Moments on the Cape

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Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz at Sandwich, MA public libraryOne of the best things about traveling together is we can do what we want, when we want, and when it’s just the two of us, we are in our own romantic world. And together, we are unstoppable. This is how this last trip to Cape Cod was.

We have a lot of people ask us how we do it.

“How can you travel together and never fight?”

“How can you travel together, spend every minute together, and always have so much fun?”

It’s an easy answer. We GIVE as much as we take… actually we give more than we take. Our trips are never about our personal needs and when you put each other first, well, how could it go wrong?

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5 Places in Provincetown to Avoid with your 83 Year Old Mother

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Lip Schtick on the main street in Provincetown MassProvincetown, MA, the furthest tip of Cape Cod is an awesome place to visit! SO MUCH to see and do and they really push the envelope there. Bill’s 83 year old mother is still digesting what she saw.

 

We were staying at another awesome house Bill’s sister found through VRBO.com in Orleans, MA, just about an hour from P-Town and on Saturday we set off for some excitement for our senses. What a difference between the smaller, sleepier Orleans to Provincetown! And with an 83 year old woman, well, my blushing was at an all time high. What a blast!

 

The ride in was a little slow as it’s the spot to go on the Cape and traffic was backed up but we snuck off the main Route 6 and opted for a prettier ride on 6A along the coast. FYI, it might not be faster in the summer but early Fall it’s ideal!

 

There is so much to see in Provincetown, but these are the 5 things you may want to avoid with children. Bill and I can’t wait to go back with less sensory…

 

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