- The Frederick Hotel in Tribeca
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Oculus Train Station
- Soho, my favorite area to shop
- Chelsea Market
- Cafe Medi
- Edwards in Tribeca
- Ipuddo Westside
When: October 18th - October 22nd
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Stayed: Andante Hotel (A beautiful 3 star hotel with an amazing rooftop infinity pool. It was an easy 30 mins cab ride from Barcelona International Airport 'BCN'.)
Jon and I had been looking forward to visiting Barcelona since last spring. Jon has family ties in Barca and all my friends have told me I'd absolutely love it for years. While we had a wonderful time, truth be told, I didn't have a visceral connection to the city like I have others. It may have been due to the up and down weather, which kept us almost completely inside on day 2 (and made us miss our helicopter tour) or the political climate at the time, which we're told is the cause of all the graffiti. But even so, there are just some cities that touch your heart and others that don't.
I thought I would love Park Guell, but because of the construction, the weather and the amount of tourists, I found it very underwhelming. On the other hand, I thought La Sagrada Familia would be overrated, but found it to be one of the most beautiful churches I've ever seen. Likewise with Casa Battlo. I underestimated how beautiful it would be inside! I was also so plesanstly surprised with how kind and happy everyone was, even with the current political climate. Keep scrolling to see our entire itinerary.
When: August 26 - 27th, 2017
Where: Newburyport, MA
Jon and I love taking day or weekend trips to little towns outside Boston. A few weekends ago we went to Newburyport, MA, a little sea-side town about an hour north from the city. Even though I could never see myself leaving downtown (Beacon Hill to be exact), I was so impressed by how much there was to do and of course, I absolutely loved the beach.
When: Saturday, August 4th, 2017
Where: Pronvincetown, Cape Cod, MA
Last weekend Jon and I took a day trip to Provincetown which sits at the very tip of Cape Cod. For anyone who wants to get out of the city for a day or is visiting Boston for an extended period of time, this little excursion is so fun. The Boston Harbor Cruise Provincetown Fast Ferry is ~$80 round trip per person and only takes 90 minutes each way. If you're lucky you might see some whales in the Boston Harbor on your way there. If you want to explore the beaches (which you should), you can also bring your bike for $16 or rent when you get there.
Neither of us had been to Provincetown before last weekend and quickly discovered the hype is real. It's such a wonderful little New England spot with all the quintessential Cape Cod architecture and decor. It's warm and welcoming atmosphere doesn't go unnoticed - perfect for just about anyone from bachelorette parties, to families, to couples and is well known for it's awesome gay culture. Right when we got off the ferry we were greeted by a local farmers market where we picked up peaches (not pictured - my questionable peach cobbler). The highlight of the trip was tandem biking to Racepoint Beach where we laid out for hours enjoying the perfect weather and softest warm sand.
Hope you all are having a great start to your August.