In the summer of 2013, I visited my aunt in the US. A few months before I flew, she told me, “Just hop onto a plane and get here. I’ll take care of everything.” Those who’ve heard this from me before, have endlessly wished for an aunt like mine, but in vain.
Fortunately for me, my aunt is a travel junkie and that doesn’t mean that she likes checking off top tourist destinations. No no. It means that with her, you should be prepared to travel to the most obscure places. Who knew that one of those places would go on to become my all-time favorite #2.
My aunt wanted to take me to Martha’s Vineyard but our plan was kind of last-minute. The only accommodation options left were really expensive. So, we decided against it. A few hours of internet browsing later, another option came up on our radar. The Martha’s Vineyard of Rhode Island if you please. Block Island. It was relatively closer and was small enough for a day trip. It was decided then. Block Island it was.