WH Explores (no.1)

I've been living in Boston for 6 years now, and there are still so many places I haven't explored. I'm sort of in this rut recently, staying around my neighborhood and being a recluse in my studio. So, I've started this new blog series (WildHumm Explores) to force myself to get out and LIVE my life. 

Yesterday I went out and explored the city in a totally new way. I went on a tour of the Charles River with Boston Harbor Cruises, and it was amazing! If you're new to the city, or even if you've been living here a long time, this is hands down the best way to see the heart of Boston. 

This particular boat ride isn't your typical over-crowded cruise with a million screaming seasick children and tourists. The Charles River cruise was a small boat with maybe 20 people on it, and it was super casual. Most of us were locals, with a few people visiting for the first time. It was so quiet and zen, and we got a great look at the city skyline from a new perspective. 

Our tour guide, Grace, was so funny and very knowledgeable. She told us the history of the harbor and every boat we passed, and told us all about the history of each neighborhood and bridge we went under. 

Also, you get to travel through the Charles River locks, which is something I think a lot of people don't even know about.   

The gift shop had this super cute whale salt & pepper shaker set, and I just couldn't help myself.

This cruise was SO much fun. Definitely check it out if you're in the area.