Five things to see in Boston, MA – other than the Freedom Trail

If you’re lucky enough to be able to stay in Boston for a couple of days during a visit I would highly recommend the following activities. Some are free, some donation based and one expensive activity.  Boston Tea Party Experience – $26 – Rather than being just a boring museum about the events that led up to the American Revolution, this interactive experience throws you … Continue reading Five things to see in Boston, MA – other than the Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail

*Sods Law is the description of an event occurring that predictablely goes against your preferred outcome. An example of this is your iPhone breaking the day before you were about to do your most anticipated tourist attraction in North America. This means that during our tour of Bostons internationally known ‘Freedom Trail’ I had to take all pictures on my camera of which I cannot … Continue reading The Freedom Trail

DUMBO, Brooklyn

On our final day in New York we decided to explore another neighbourhood in the NYC borough of Brooklyn, DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Overpasses). If anyone has watched the new film ‘The Intern’ with Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, Hathaways characters business is set in DUMBO. Exiting the subway station at either Adam Steeet or High Street immediately you wonder if … Continue reading DUMBO, Brooklyn

Central Park

On our penultimate day in NYC we decided to see the most visited attraction in the whole city and a. location that has featured in a popular Hollywood film. Sights Firstly, we caught the subway to 72nd street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Walking up the high street we were reminded of our visit to Greenwich Village which looked fairly similar to this … Continue reading Central Park

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Williamsburg is one of the most expensive areas to live in Brooklyn and New York. The 2 main streets that we walked down are Bedford Ave and Grand Ave. There seemed to be more bars on these streets than people, along with a wide selection of international cuisine. There were heaps of street vendors selling car boot goods, to clothes, to collectsables, with antique and … Continue reading Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Walking Midtown, New York

Exploring Midtown, New York if not planned properly would be a catastrophic nightmare where you would repeatedly, unintentionally end up back at the same spot a dozen times if you’re not paying attention. Being a semi-seasoned traveller I figured out a way to be able to cover as much ground as possible, as efficiently as possible using a time constraint of just one day. As … Continue reading Walking Midtown, New York

West to East Village (and beyond), New York

On our third day in New York we decided that a good way to cover a lot of ground would be to walk from one side of the Island to the other, from West to East. Once you’re in Manhattan you realise how surprisingly manageable it is to walk around as the street names are easy to navigate. Sites. We began our journey by taking … Continue reading West to East Village (and beyond), New York