As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a big fan of taking little weekend trips closer to home when bigger adventures are out of your reach and your budget. Last weekend, I went to New York to visit some of my friends from grad school- incidentally, all of whom landed on the East Coast after surreptitiously being kicked out of the UK when our student visas expired (more on that in another post).
From Boston, $50 and 4 hours on the Yo! Chinatown bus will get you to New York, making it a reasonable trip for me, despite my tight travel budget at the moment. I also have found the mythical $1 Bolt or Megabus tickets before, which can drive the price down to $35-$38 if you stumble upon them.
I have a blogger confession to make: I’m a terrible photographer and I rarely take pictures. Not ideal for a travel blogger, I know. My philosophy is usually to not take photos while I’m traveling so that I can fully soak up the experience and the moment I am in, instead of focusing on the angle, lighting, and subsequent instagram filters, while simultaneously blocking the sidewalks for disgruntled locals. That being said, I also realize that a travel blog is infinitely more interesting when there are photos of the places you’ve been! With that flattering introduction, here are some of the snaps I took while in New York:
Happy Wandering! -xo