I tend to avoid Airbnb when I go on a vacation since its risk is always higher than chain hotels, but after my recent airbnb trip I just realized how much fun I had missed because of this.
Two weeks ago we (me and my friends) spent a fantastic weekend in Newry, Maine where we rented an Airbnb house and drove all the way from Boston for 3 hours - just to taste a bit of nature.
This place, although in Maine, was actually quite close to the White Mountains area in New Hampshire. Acadia was naturally our initial plan, as most of us had never visited this famous national park, but it was too touristy (and far and expensive) for a group of 10 who spend most of the time together playing board games. Yes, we drive more than 200 miles to find a place for playing board games!
The house was recently renovated so it looked incredibly new. Unfortunately, it had irritating chemical smell upon our arrival. We opened all windows and doors for a while, then the odor was gone[...Click title to read entire post]
On a warm Saturday in April I visited Woonsocket, a small town in north Rhode Island where
the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale was filmed. I always wanted to go there because it’s really close to
where I’m living now, plus a group of fans and dog lovers even made a Hachi Trail(see below) that has all noticeable filming places in it.
Following the trail map I was astonished that the town even put a Hachi statue in front of the train station, and I was able to rebuild the image and establish a connection to this touching film. Here is what I got:
That’s even more true if you’re coming to NYC for a couple of signature, iconic pictures — whether it’s Grand Central, DUMBO, Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty, they’re all free to visit. The only one that’s gonna cost you any money, for picture purposes, is the Top of the Rock, the top of 30 Rockefeller Center in Rockefeller Plaza. You may recognize the address, 30 Rock, from the TV show that was about[...Click title to read entire post]