It's hard to believe the Valentine's Day celebration we all know to be full of love isn't related to how it came to be. The beginnings weren't full of roses, hearts, or endless amounts of chocolate; it wasn't the essence of romance at all. Instead of love and all things pink, the day originated with a feast celebrating the death of martyrs.
Read more about the history of Valentine's Day here.
Although Valentine's Day didn't have the romantic start we would hope for, it has made us take time out of our busy lives to stop and tell our most valued people we love them. Whether it's small tokens of appreciation or grand gestures, we all enjoy a show of affection, and we've got some of the best valentine gifts to share with you.
If there's an opportunity for a trip to Boston, Josh and I are in, and it'd be a safe bet to say we're going to be spending all of our time in Boston's North End, which is also known as Boston's Little Italy. Boston is one of our favorite places to travel to because it's where we get our "foodie" fix. While there are great places to eat in Texas, its offerings and environment are quite different than the classic Italian cuisine available up and down the offerings of Hanover street.
Josh and I are always open to trying new places, that said, with as much time as we've spent in the North End, it's hard not to have our favorites. There are four restaurants we always try to make a stop at when we're in the North End. Two of these places Josh had previously been taken to by family and friends and pure happenstance helped us in finding the remaining two restaurants.