The Best of Boston: 10 Essential Experiences

Cobwebs Antiques

Though it’s a bit off the beaten track, this tiny antique store is one of my favorite places in the city. Part antique shop, part flower shop, it’s filled with eccentric goodies from estate sales around the city. When I was there last, small owl figurines were everywhere. The owner told me they’d been to a sale with over 300 owls in the house!

The owner himself is one of the main draws to the place. Originally from Galway, Ireland, he’s quick to make friends with all of his guests. I loved chatting with him and eavesdropping on the stories he told other customers.

It’s a little hole in the wall place, but worth the visit just to get a glimpse of the warm, peculiar culture of Boston.

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work



The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card. While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

Stress Free Tips for Traveling with Kids

Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.