Martha’s Vineyard Travel Guide

Since moving to Boston my boyfriend and I have been super fortunate to visit Martha’s Vineyard a couple times. Close family friends of my boyfriend have a house on the island and have invited us up and showed us the truly incredible place it is. When I first heard of Martha’s Vineyard I imagined a preppy paradise full of hydrangeas and ultra wealthy people, but in reality the island is so much more. Gorgeous rolling farmland, home to a beautifully rugged coast and a Native American reservation. While tourism is a dominant industry, so is farming and fishing, there are tons of local art galleries, pottery studios and photographers. It reminds me a lot of Brittany in France in all the best possible ways. An gorgeous escape into nature featuring some of the best farm produce and seafood you can find on this coast.

Of course if you are looking for a beach getaway filled with Vineyard Vines ( yes it is from here!) and hydrangeas you were not misled, the island features all that and more!

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Why everyone should backpack with friends at least once

Everyone always talks about why you should travel alone. You see the blog posts weekly: “Top Ten Reasons You Should Travel Solo” “How learning to travel alone will change your life”. And its true, in many ways learning how to spend time with yourself in foreign places and make friends with strangers is a very important skill and step to take to understanding yourself more. But no one ever talks about why travelling with friends can also teach you a lot about your self.

So here is my list of reasons travelling with friends is just as important to self development:

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