52 in 52 Weeks Bucket List Update: I Think I’ll Go To Boston

I think I'll go to Boston

I have wanted to go to Boston for as long as I can remember. I’m not exactly sure why, but I imagine it has something to do with my love of history (especially American history). I grew up right next door to Philadelphia, and my dad and I frequented historical sites like Independence Hall and Ben Franklin’s home.

I’ve always been particularly intrigued with the American Revolution – perhaps that’s because I’m attracted to rebellion. Who knows? I just have always wanted to visit Boston – the site of that rebellious tea party!

Fenway Park Of course, there’s also Fenway Park: the oldest ballpark in baseball history. For a baseball nut like me, that’s definitely part of the draw to Boston…

See, the Phillies don’t often play the Red Sox because they’re in two different leagues. But when the 2015 schedule came out with Boston on there, I knew this was my year. I decided, one way or another, I was going to Boston.

While some suggested I just fly, I decided to drive because I wanted the opportunity to wander.

Wandering is sort of my thing. I’m not really into the touristy stuff but prefer to explore instead. I save a lot of money this way, but I also get the chance to stumble across the ordinary, everyday places.

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And a road trip, I hoped, would give me that same experience with New England.

I wasn’t disappointed.

After meandering my way up the coast on Thursday, I spent four fun-filled days in Boston and then headed up to New Hampshire and Maine.

Here are some of the highlights:  

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Captaining the U.S.S. Constitution!

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The best cannoli in Boston!

My first “speak easy”/secret bar!

Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine!

Boston Tea Party

And, of course, the site of the Boston Tea Party!

Keep up with the rest of my adventures on Twitter and Instagram!

And check out my progress in the 52 in 52 weeks Bucket List Challenge

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