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15 Tips for Exploring Boston on a Budget

Image by Ryan via Trover.com Planning a trip on a budget isn’t always fun to think about, but in Boston its super easy to do! With loads of free walking tours, museum entrances, and simple money-saving tips, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of our favorite tips for enjoying this New England city to make your stay fun, cheap, and leave you wanting to come back for more! Forget the Car The United States is known for its car culture and while it’s easy to want to rely on it getting from point A to B, Boston really is a city made for walking! Whether you join many of the free walking tours around the city, or lead yourself on a self-guided tour, ditch the car and hit the pavement to explore Boston. Walking Tours Whether it’s a free Harvard student-led walking tour or one of the many other tours that help visitors really explore the ins and outs of Boston, you’ll be sure to find one that suites your needs! All it takes is a …

A Quick Guide on Where to Stay in Boston

A quick drive up the coast from New York City or Cape Cod, Boston is the perfect New England destination for the traveler looking for a rich mix of history, delicious seafood, and true-blue patriotism. In addition to being the proud home of the Red Sox, Boston is also known for tasty eats like New England clam chowder, some of the best Italian food in the Northeast, and high-end names lining Newbury Street. So, let’s break it down for the first time visitor, starting with Boston’s most famous neighborhoods and where to stay. North End  Boston’s North End, also known as Little Italy, is filled with traditional restaurants on every corner and famous cafés like Mike’s Pastry. Located in, you guessed it, the north part of the city, this neighborhood has waterfront views of the harbor and is located within walking distance of the financial district/downtown area. Unless you prefer a cutesy boutique hotel tucked away in the heart of this neighborhood, it might be worth checking out the impressive Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston hotel located right …

| TEARS OF TERMINAL TWO |

I sat in the Dublin airport with my face in my hands. Hot tears streamed down my cheeks and as I thought about where I was heading — home. It’s funny. A year ago I had sat in the same terminal waiting for a flight to Boston with the same hot tears running from my eyes. But this time, it was different. A year ago I was ready to leave to Europe, I wanted to go back to Maine — to see my family, friends and the beautiful coast. A little over a week ago, I was sad to be done my travels, I was sad to be going back home. Before I left for my trip I wasn’t sure how many months would be too long or too short. I took a guess and made sure I’d use my 90 day tourist visa to the max and go from there whether I find work to make extra money or if I had properly made a budget, still had money of my own saved to …