My journey to Botswana started off with my flight from LAX…
After traveling to Boston 3 times in 3 months, and over the years many times, I was finally fortunate enough to have a meeting take place at the Boston Harbor Hotel. It is an iconic hotel right on the water in Boston Harbor, and one of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Luxury properties. The views are great, and there’s plenty of things to walk around and see. It’s a bit of a walk or taxi ride from Boston Common, which is another great area, but the harbor area is a great place to stay. From right in front of the hotel you can catch a boat to Provincetown, or even a water taxi to the Boston airport. I think the water taxi is a novel idea, but, remember from Logan airport to the hotel is only about 15-20 minutes. When you think of the Boston Harbor hotel you think water views, but the city views are great, too. The rooms are very nice, and I liked them more than the Fairmont or Taj rooms. Of course the Four Seasons rooms are really nice, but the Four Seasons is not on the water. There are so many things to do in Boston, so make sure you get to as many as you can. The Italian district is great, walk or Segway the Freedom Trail and don’t forget to make it to Fenway Park to see the “Green Monster.” You can also visit the JFK Library, and to see the footage of Walter Cronkite announcing the shooting and death of President Kennedy is something we are not used to any longer. All our news comes to us like a variety show, and the way Walter Cronkite read the news is unmatched with any of today’s news shows.
After 2 nights in Boston we headed out (about 2 hours) to Cape Cod and stayed at the amazing Wequassett Inn right near Chatham. Having never been to Cape Cod, I was really looking forward to my visit, and staying at the Wequassett Inn exceed my expectations. Although the weather wasn’t the best, I can see how wonderful the Inn and surrounding town is great. We drove by Lighthouse Beach, famous for all the Great White sharks sightings (it’s because of all the seals in the area), and then spent about an hour walking the streets of Chatham. Wequassett is very Cape Cod looking (they also refer to it as Camelot). There are outdoor fireplaces, cozy bars, comfy rooms and beds, beautiful water view patios, just to name a few of the special things to do in Cape Cod. It is definitely worth a few days on any trip back to the east coast. But, remember the Wequassett Inn books up early and fast, as it’s the place to be.
After 2 nights on Cape Cod, 2 hours back to Boston, what a great trip, but the 4 days could have easily been a week, so next time 3 nights each!