On a whim one evening - most likely after a glass or two of wine - I acted on an impulse and bought tickets to Boston. It had always been a city that had piqued my interest - it has that big city vibe I love with a rich history (and fresh seafood) that I couldn't resist.

I spent most of my weekend strolling along the freedom trail or lounging in the commons as a camera-free tourist (this was a vacation, after all), but here are a few shots I took of my favorite places along the way. The vacation's unofficial theme: books.