New England

Meeting blogger friends + slow traveling in Massachusetts

After nearly 10 years of online friendship and 5 or so years of failed, albeit lukewarm, attempts at meeting up, I finally got to meet two of my blogger friends! As they're both currently living in the Boston metro area, my family and I took advantage of one 4th of July weekend holiday to finally go and see them. 

GTGL Snippets: Portland Head Light

Looks familiar? That's because the Portland Head Light is one of the most photographed, if not THE most photographed, lighthouses in the US. Even the rugged cliff it sits on, towering 101 feet above the water, is picture perfect. I think it's the white farm style fence and the red roof of the adjacent building that give this whole vista that postcard-ready feel.

GTGL Snippets: Portland Head Light

GTGL Snippets: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

A photo is but a second (well, more or less for you shutterbugs out there) of the entire experience - captured, eternalized, relived. Every one is just a moment of a story, in the chapter of our lives that brought us to that instant.

So, we're starting a collection within our blog called GTGL Snippets - a photo (or 2), and the story behind the shot. There's only so much you can write to caption a photo on Instagram, but there's so much to share. And we'll do just that.

GTGL Snippets: MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

48 Hours in Boston for the First Time

Everyone will say, you must take the off-the-beaten path. But then they will also say, there are must-sees that you just cannot miss. So really, it would depend on what you’re really looking for. Our travel focus is usually around history, architecture, and food. With the help of friends who frequent Boston, locals I’ve connected with, subscriptions to travel magazines, and guidebooks, here’s a suggested itinerary that worked for us first time visitors. Much like any major city, 48 hours is not enough to explore Boston. But for 48 hours, I do think it’s possible to get some sense of the city - its geography, its food, and even its people. 

48 Hours in Boston for the First Time