The Best of Boston: 10 Essential Experiences

Public Parks

In a whirlwind trip to the city, it doesn’t hurt to slow down in one of its parks. Boston Public Gardens is home to a gorgeous lake, and in the summer you can ride one of the famous swan boats around the water. This garden is also featured in the popular children’s book Make Way for the Ducklings. There’s even a little gold statue of the main characters around the back end!

There are numerous other green places to hang out, including Boston Commons and Boston Wharf. Many of these have coveted swings (you’ll probably have to wait for a turn!), and all of them will have adorable puppies. So grab a cold drink and rest your feet while you enjoy some good old-fashioned people watching.

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work

Alyssa Hollingsworth / Own Work



Keep Your Flight Boarding Pass and Get Discounts on Your Vacation

After boarding a flight, most people just stuff their boarding pass into their carry-on and forget about it. By doing this, you’re missing out on potential savings. Many airlines offer discounts and freebies for those who keep their boarding pass. Depending on where you land, you could score savings on tourist attractions, restaurants, wine, or even airport transfers.

The Most Common Scams from Around the World

There’s nothing like traversing the world and exploring new countries and cultures, but sometimes the experience is spoiled by dishonorable people preying on uninformed travelers. If you make an effort to learn about the classic scams, you’re unlikely to fall victim to them and can just enjoy the positive side of your trip. To help, here’s a list of common scams around the world for you to get acquainted with.

How to Make Friends During Your Trip

One of the biggest fears of people who want to embark on a solo trip is being alone. They think meeting new people will be a struggle, and if they can’t find a partner to travel with, they just cancel or postpone their adventure. The truth is that with a little bit of planning and initiative, it’s actually harder to be alone than you think. The travel community is extremely welcoming and one doesn’t need to try hard to be part of it.