Monday, November 2, 2009

Betty Maclean Travel Announces Their Fall Presentations

Its time for our Fall client events here at Betty Maclean Travel. If you live in the area and would like to attend please call or email us to RSVP! For more details click on the flyer below:

Short Boston Getaway

Will and I took our first solo vacation in about a year this past weekend. We had the most fabulous time ever in Boston. What a great city to get away to for a long weekend. We stayed at one of our favorite hotel chains- Fairmont. The Fairmont Copley Plaza located centrally in Copley Square, and is one of the most historical buildings in the area. It was the most gorgeous hotel inside and out. We got there on a direct flight on Jet Blue and was lucky enough to get there without any hassle. I would have to say that Jet Blue is now my favorite airline to travel on for Domestic flights. I would highly recommend paying the additional $10-15 per leg for a premium seat. On Jet Blue you are able to pre-select an exit row seat which has the extra leg room, a real bonus when your husband is 6'5". Each seat has a personal TV with many channels to choose from.

We landed in Boston and took a cab to the Fairmont Copley Plaza. We were greeted by a friendly door man and walked into what could have been a museum. Our room was very spacious and comfortable.

I would have to say the weather held up for most of the three nights of our stay, which meant plenty of walking. We just loved walking everywhere we went and when we got tired we took the T. Some of the things we did while we were there: Walked the Freedom Trail, Ducks Tours, Museum of Science, lots of dining out!

I would have to say the main purpose behind this trip was to go to Fenway to see the Red Sox. Will is from New England and is a huge Red Sox fan, so I surprised him with tickets and planned a nice getaway for us. We had great seats and had a great time together at the ball park! We were even able to walk to and from the park from our hotel which was a short distance from Fenway.

Both of us said that our favorite meal was at the Barking Crab. The atmosphere was casual, it was outside but covered so we stayed warm, and the food was great! I got the crab legs and he got a basket with a variety of fried seafood. We shared some fried clams and raw oysters as an appetizer. If we didn't walk back to our hotel I don't know what I would have done. Lets just say we were STUFFED. For breakfast a must try is Mikes Diner. It was a local, friendly, delicious place to go eat. The place has a steady line but is well worth the wait. Our last night we ate at Piattini Wine Cafe on Newbury St. Piattini's is a small little Italian restaurant that you really must have a reservation for. Thanks to our concierge we were able to get in last minute. It was in a perfect location for a romantic walk down the street after dinner. I would also recommend taking a day stroll down Newbury street for some upscale shopping or window shopping if you prefer. You may even catch a celeb. walking down the street! Last but not least, we ate a quick lunch at Fanuel Hall, which never disappoints. Fanuel hall is like a giant food court with something for everyone.

Travel Tip: Something I don't stress enough to my clients but should is to utilize the Concierge! They are there to help you and they know all the best places to eat, shop, and sight see. They will tell you how to get there and make reservations if needed. If there is a sold out show that you would like to see, they might just be able to get you those tickets.

Well that's all folks! My next review should be on the Crystal Serenity sometime at the end of December, so keep an eye out. This will be my first cruise on Crystal and I'm definitely looking forward to it. Actually both Will and I are going so he is very excited too. We will be going to St. Maarten, Aruba, St. Barts and Grand Turk.