Travel Diaries: East Coast


We recently got back from a trip from the east coast and are desperately missing their perfect autumn weather. We got to wear sweaters and leather jackets while sipping hot chocolate. Get it together, Texas!

Our first stop was New York. We only had 48 hours in the city; luckily we had our Thirteen.02 watch to make the most of the weekend!  We adore Brooklyn and stuck to Bushwick and Williamsburg on Day One to visit some of our favorite haunts, such as the Wythe Hotel (a gorgeous unobstructed view of Manhattan) and Toby’s Estate coffee (they have a seasonal maple sage latte that’s to die for!) We missed Roberta’s pizza on our first trip; fortunately, it was walking distance from our AIR BNB and boy was it worth the wait! Day Two consisted of coffee and brunch in Greenpoint (sadly we didn’t see Lena Dunham). After devouring the sprinkle confetti cake at Hail Mary, we hopped on the subway into Manhattan to spend a rainy afternoon at the Museum of Modern Art contemplating Dali, Picasso, Warhol and Mondrian. We ended our last hours of daylight strolling through Central Park. Before hitting the road en route to Massachusetts we walked the Brooklyn Bridge and took in those gorgeous skyline views.  We arrived in Boston, our home base for the rest of trip. Our next adventures of Ipswich, Salem and Nantucket await.

Bright eyed and bushy tailed we drove about 45 minutes outside of Boston to Russell Orchards to get our apple craze on. We picked some delicious apples, ate apple cider donuts and fed some of the lovely farm animals on the property.And now for the spooky part of our odyssey, Salem, Mass. Hocus Pocus is film favorite at Thirteen.02, so we couldn’t help but visit a few of the filming locations in town, including the houses for Max and Allison! We tried our best, but we couldn’t find Thackery Binx.  However, we did go on an evening tour to devour all the history of the Salem Witch Trials. On our last trip to Massachusetts, we spent some time in Martha’s Vineyard, so we just couldn’t wait to visit Nantucket this time around. Herman Melville penned Moby Dick in Nantucket; the island has a lot of history with whales. We spent some time at their Whaling Museum, walked beach pathways to discover lighthouses and collect a bunch of seashells. And let us tell you, the most difficult thing to find in Nantucket in October is ice cream, but in the end, we got our two scoops of locally made chocolate chip ice cream.

What's your favorite place to visit? Be sure to take a picture with your Thirteen.02 watch on your travels and share it with us!