Meet our Newest Contributor, Molly Kerrigan of Wicked Cheap Boston!
Today we’re welcoming an addition to The Boston Day Book team. Molly Kerrigan of Wicked Cheap in Boston joins us as a new contributor!
To introduce Molly to The Boston Day Book community, we opted to have a little informal interview. Enjoy!
BDB: How would you describe yourself in three words?
Molly Kerrigan: Silly, Compassionate, Red-head ;)
BDB: You blog about cheap things to do in the Boston area. How did that idea originate? What is your favorite cheap thing to do?
MK: I was born and raised cheap (thanks, Mom!) I started my blog in 2010 when I was unemployed. I had a surplus of free time but a shortage of funds and loved coming up with creative ways to spend time in Boston without spending much.
BDB: OK, 12 hours in Boston – what do you do?
MK: First, put on your walkin’ shoes. This is such a walkable city, weather permitting, that it would be a shame to be stuck in a vehicle. Start in Boston Common and take pictures with the gold-domed State House (highway mile markers count the spot directly beneath the dome as mile 0). Cross over to the Public Garden and hop on a swan boat (it’s only $3!). Now you have three choices for your walk – the picturesque Commonwealth Mall, the boutique lined Newbury St, or historic Boylston St. Since it’s almost Marathon day, let’s go down Boylston St. Stop on the finish line for the obligatory picture (please, please, PUH-LEASE remember that this is an actual street with actual cars and you probably shouldn’t walk out into the middle of it just to get a picture.) Now keep on walkin’ to Kenmore Square. Did I mention that there’s a Red Sox game on? There is, and you’re going. Root, root, root for the home team. A few hours in Fenway is a uniquely Boston experience.
BDB: What do you consider to be Boston’s best-kept secret?
MK: Everyone knows about the Boston Public Library but even I was unaware until a year or so ago of the Bates Hall on the second floor of the McKim (old) building. This stunning room with 50 foot high ceilings can take your breath away. The best part? It’s completely free and a fantastic place to sit in quiet – study, read, write, whatever – and soak it all in.