I traveled to Boston this weekend to visit a really good friend and hilarious vlogger, Tiff of Somewhere Always. I left New Orleans on Friday with just my Haaeer Vintage backpack (similar here.) and a travel cube—because Spirit bag policies— and got a start to my goal for the year for packing light for my travels. I landed later that evening where I spent my time walking around downtown for as long as I could stand the cold air. It gets cold in Louisiana, but Boston is cold cold. The wind is on a completely different level. Our wind is a soft, kinda sexy blow. Boston’s wind? It’s the type of blow you have to blow to get your Nintendo tape to work. I was NOT ready even with all of my layers.
Aside from the torrentuous winds, I took in the beautiful sights of the Seaport area as long as I could, attended a social mixer with Tiff later that night, then crashed at one of the coziest rooms I’ve ever booked through Airbnb. with a cute little restaurant called Buddy’s Diner within 10-minute walking distance.
My room was located in Somerville, and about a 10-min walking distance from Buddy’s Diner — a cute little train car shaped restaurant with a memorable setting where the menu items are written on paper plates that hang along the back wall. It’s a tight space, but the food definitely did not disappoint. I ordered the chorizo omelet with roasted potatoes and was satisfied.
After breakfast, I headed to the Roxbury area where Tiff was hosting her Tea Party that celebrated her Blog/Vlog’s Two Year Anniversary. I arrived a little early to help her set up and to get first dibs on all her party goodies for my daughter’s slumber party that I know she’s going to ask to have later this year. #NoShame
There were about 8 of us altogether and it wasn’t long before we were laughing, swapping stories, and receiving advice like we had all known each our entire lives. Debates about race and ethinicity, the plight of a black woman, and various other topics were discussed in between Taboo and What’s the Meme game sessions. The event was originally supposed to last from 3PM – 5PM, but everyone left a little after midnight. And I enjoyed every bit of it.
And our host, Mojito, made sure we enjoyed ourselves.
Sunday was my last day in Boston. I woke up pretty early, as I always do when I’m traveling, and just took some time to bask in the peace I felt. It’s amazing how God inserts people in your life right when you need them. I sat in bed plotting my next trip back to Boston in the summer to see more of the city when the temperature is comfortable enough for me to enjoy it.
Tiff and I made plans to sight see downtown before it was time for me to catch my flight. I had plans on seeing the African Meeting House, but unfortunately it was closed. It was really the only thing I wanted to see, but being able to capture the vines and greenery overtake beautiful, historic buildings was a good substitute.
Boston is gorgeous and I’m looking forward to seeing the city when it’s a bit warmer. And even though this city wasn’t at the top of my list for visiting, I’m glad I now have a reasons to return. If you’re looking to book your first Airbnb soon, click here to get a $40 credit when you sign up and complete your first trip. And don’t forget to check out Tiff’s Youtube channel here.