new england and the hudson valley tour: day four | Boston

NYC skyline with orange text, new england and the hudson valley tour

Welcome to day four of the New England and the Hudson Valley tour diary, Boston. We were staying at the Sheraton Boston Hotel which was a very nice hotel. A thing I loved about the hotel rooms in America was that they were huge! No single beds in sight – all double and king size.

Clothes to wash, laundrettes to find

We needed to wash clothes – we’d decided Boston was good because we were there a couple of nights. First we asked if they had a laundry room in the hotel – they didn’t (too posh) but they could ...

new england and the hudson valley tour: day three | Hartford – Lexington – Concord – Boston

NYC skyline with orange text, new england and the hudson valley tour

Welcome to day three of the New England and the Hudson Valley tour diary. We started the day off having breakfast at the Hartford Hilton which wasn’t much better than the offerings for dinner the night before. Everything was individually packaged and the choice was lack lustre. After we’d picked at what we could find, we were back on the coach and travelling to Lexington, MA.

Minute Men and Buckman Tavern

In Lexington, we went to Buckman Tavern for a tour. Set up how it would have been when Captain Parker and his militia congregated awaiting the British Redcoat troops ...

new england and the hudson valley tour: day two |NYC – Hartford, Connecticut

NYC skyline with orange text, new england and the hudson valley tour

tour: day two |NYC – Hartford, Connecticut
September – October 2019

NYC

The next day of our New England and the Hudson Valley tour, we were going from NYC to Hartford, Connecticut. We got the breakfast buffet at the hotel (part of the tour) and it was nice, but I wouldn’t pay the amount they were asking (I can’t remember but it was something like $35 each!).

At 7:30am, we were on our bus for the first time, being given a tour of the city. I love doing tours of places, so I loved this and because the traffic is ...

new england and the hudson valley tour: day one |New York

tour: day one |New York
September – October 2019

We were staying in the hotel where the tour departed from – Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, so on the first day of the tour we needed to go to the lobby of the hotel, find our tour guide leader (Nancy) and check in with her.

At 6pm we were to meet in the lobby of the hotel where we would meet our tour companions for the first time. We all headed en masse to the Heartland Brewery and Chophouse which upon checking has now permanently closed. I don’t wish ...