My Travel Diary: Boston | Inspiration Indulgence

Hey guys!

Welcome to another post in the series about my East Coast Roadtrip! To catch up, check out the first two parts of my trip here and here. To summarize, this trip was so large that I could not possibly include it all in one blog post! Thus, I am splitting it up according to stops on the trip.

After camping in Acadia National Park, Maine, we drove to Boston. I was EXTREMELY excited for our Boston stop. I’ve heard so many great things about the city and how unique it is. We first checked into our hotel at the Copley House. I was really impressed with how friendly the staff was here, and our overall stay.  We chose the Copley House because the location was prime- within walking distance to many of the main attractions in Boston. Since we were only staying in Boston for one night, we had a lot of things we wanted to see.

Of course, we had to go on the famous Duck tour. For those of you who don’t know, the Boston Ducks are a replica of a military vehicle made for both land and water. Our experience on this tour was anything but ordinary. It started as an average tour, driving around the city and sight-seeing. We had an awesome tour guide named “Dirty Waters.“ (The Ducks are renowned for their epic tour guides- they carry the title of a driver, tour guide, and entertainer all in one). I don’t know how this guy could possibly multi-task.

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Then, just as we were at the top of Hill, the busiest street in Boston….our duck BROKE DOWN. Yes, it broke down, on top of the hill, in the busiest point of interest in Boston. I felt so bad for our tour guide; he was mortified and slightly panicking. I’m a pretty laid back and chill kind of gal, so I’m always up for an adventure. Also, the Duck happened to break down right in front of the Massachusetts State House, a famous landmark in Boston. (That gold dome is REAL gold!) It was a beautiful sight to break down in front of! This road block (literally!!) didn’t bother me at all! We patiently waited until another emergency Duck saved us.

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Then, the tour continued. The funny thing is, I was pretty ignorant and didn’t know that these ducks could maneuver on both land AND water, so one could say that I was amazed when all of a sudden we plunged into the Charles River.

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What I really loved about Boston was the historical aspect of the city. I am a history buff, so it was SO AWESOME to hear about historical background of the city during the tour. In addition, I loved the architecture of the buildings, and the cobbled streets. It was just a gorgeous city. I was thoroughly impressed! One fact that I learned that I remember…apparently, Bostonites drink the most coffee in the country.  I KNEW I liked this city!!!! 😉

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After our Duck tour, we made a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. I am a Brewer fan being from Wisconsin and Trevor is a Twins fan, but it was still cool to see another stadium. We talked to some great locals and had a great time, even though we were cheering against the Yankees and they won. Side note: I felt some major bad vibes between Bostonian’s and New Yorkers!

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Overall, Boston was awesome. I wish we would have had more time to explore what else the city has to offer. I may be a Midwestern gal, but Boston stole my heart. I can’t wait to go back someday!

My Travel Diary: Boston | Inspiration Indulgence

Stay tuned for the next entry into my East Coast Road trip series. I will be talking about our stop at Jersey Shore!


Read about the other stops on my East Coast Road trip!
Adventuring Acadia National Park, Maine…Oh, and I’m Engaged!
The One Thing You HAVE To Do When Visiting Niagara Falls

  • Looks like a wonderful trip! Boston has been near the top of my list to visit for a long time – seems like the perfect mix of history and city!

    • You would LOVE it! It’s so awesome :)

  • Aw, love this post! Takes me right back to when my husband was stationed in Newport, RI for a year. We would visit Boston all the time then, it was our favorite weekend escape.

    • Aw that makes me so happy!

  • Beautiful photos of Boston! I went to Boston years ago for a school trip and haven’t been back again. I would love to plan a visit in the near future,

    All the Best,
    Allison Jones |

    • I hope you get the chance to go back! I loved it (:

  • Alissia Haggard

    I LOVE Boston! My husband and I spent about a week there a few years ago and just fell in love with it! Your pictures take me back! :)

    • Aw! That’s awesome. It”s hard not to fall in love with!

  • Boston is so much fun! I’ve been a few times, but only once as an adult. Excited to go back this month to visit! I didn’t realize the Duck bus went into the water either! I thought they were 2 separate tours – whoa!

    • I know! My fiance was laughing at me because I was so caught off guard when we started to go in the river! lol

  • Great pictures! I visited Boston once and really loved it but don’t think I would want to live there.

    • Hey Jill- I couldn’t live there either! I’m not a city girl.

  • Looks like you had a fantastic time! I love Boston and this takes me back :) I agree the best part is the history aspect and the cobbled streets are just so cool and it’s awesome to see such a huge part of the country’s history!

    • YES! I’m such a history buff so I was in awe the entire time I was there! Like wait- the Boston Tea Party happened HERE?!!! :O

  • It looks like you had so much fun! I love Boston. I was just there last weekend, visiting a friend. I currently live about 2 hours away so it’s nice to be able to drive down for a day without having to spend the night and make it a vacation haha if you haven’t already, you should definitely check out Salem at some point around this time of year. I was just there last Sunday and it was PACKED. It’s so much fun and so full of history!

    • I would love to visit Salem! Hopefully someday we will be back on that part of the country!

  • Oh, I am so incredibly jealous that you were at Fenway! I’m a Royals fan, but I do appreciate our historic parks. So awesome!

    I host a Photo Friday link-up – this would be a perfect post for it. I’d love it if you considered joining us!

    • I would love to ! Thank you so much! :) Fenway was awesome. I love going to different stadiums and ballparks.

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Looks like a great time! I took a duck tour like that in Baltimore. Fenway is the best!!

    • Your duck broke down!! lol!!

  • Such cute pictures of you and your man! I love Boston, and all the history there is so cool. The trail you can follow throughout towns (freedom trail?) is pretty cool! I was surprised to hear that coffee stat because I kind of thought we had that market corned in Seattle. But I guess they do like their Dunkin Donut Coffee! So I don’t know if you heard about all the Ride the Duck drama here in Seattle, but there was a HUGE very sad accident involving one of their vehicles, and so they have stopped running here for the time being.Then to hear one broke down makes me cringe! I’m glad everyone was ok!

    • I DID hear about that…and it breaks my heart. There was a lady from Green Bay who happened to be in Seattle and on that duck so it hit our local news as well.

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    Boston is an incredible city. I couldn’t wait to take a picture of the marathon finish line and use it for inspiration during training!

    • You are training for a marathon?! Go YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shann Eva

    I love Boston. I’ve only been there once, but had a fabulous time. It looks like you did too. I want to take my kids back, especially my oldest, because I think he would love all the architecture. We also went to the Cheers bar! :)

    • Aw so cool! We didn’t go to the Cheers bar, but I would love to go back. I wish we had more than just one night there! There was so much to do, and so little time.

  • So cute! I haven’t been to Boston in a few years but I’ve always loved the history of those old Northeastern cities. I love all the old brick and knowing that so much of our country’s history has happened there! I’m just a nerd in that way but seriously…so cool. Love all your pictures!

    • You’re not a nerd…if you’re a nerd, so am I! I was just thinking, “In this very spot, THIS happened!” Just so awesome.

  • Jess Rey

    I would love to go to Boston someday! There is so much history there.

  • This looks like an awesome trip! Boston is DEFINITELY on my list of places to visit!
    xo, Caitlin
    And Possibly Dinosaurs

  • I’ve never been, and don’t even really know anything about the city, but it looks like you guys had a great time, breakdown and all! Pretty cool that you got to stop and see a baseball game even though you were there for such a short time!

    • Yeah! We tried to jam pack as much stuff as we could! :)

  • Jamie

    If you loved the old charm and streets of Boston, you will HAVE to visit Savannah, GA. Just amazing!! And a shout out to a fellow Wisconsinite! Love the Brewers—but huge Bucks fan here! :)

    • Hey girl!!! So awesome to meet a fellow Sconnie! May I ask how you stumbled upon my blog? I’d LOVE to visit Savannah!

      • Jamie

        Hiii!! I was actually just looking at one of your Washington DC pins on Pinterest because I’m planning a trip out there. Then I went to your blog and saw that you were standing by the Wisconsin sign, to which I thought “WOW, no one comes to Wisconsin!” (hah!) Then I just ended up seeing that you were from Wisco as well! Awesome! But yes, you will have to get to Savannah. I went out there in March of 2015 and loved it so much I literally came home and immediately planned a second trip out there and went back in February of this year. You will love it. Let me know when you go and I will tell you the “must-do’s!” P.S.–I also went to Oshkosh AND I have a counseling degree! How weird is that?!

      • Whaaaaaa!!! So crazy, girl!! Did you get your counseling Master’s at Osh, or is Osh just where you did your undergrad?? small world!!! And yes, Wisco all the way! SO happy you found you way over here. Where do you live now?!

      • Jamie

        I know–crazy!! So, I received my bachelor’s at Oshkosh in Human Services. Prior to that I had an associate’s degree in substance abuse counseling. I’m still in Wisco! (Milwaukee area) Will never, ever leave Wisconsin—I need my seasons! (and my Bucks!) :)

      • Jamie

        Wonderful job on the blog by the way….love it!

      • That’s awesome!!! I’m so happy to have met you! I’ll never leave Wisco either. I love Fall and being close to my family. Thanks for connecting with me!! XO

      • Jamie

        Right back at ya!! And YES, Fall. My all time fav! XO