Char and J Escape to Cape Cod!

“We’re going to Cape Cod!”

Dashing through O’Hare traffic and making our way through the TSA lines, we finally settled at the airport wondering what Cape Cod had in store for us.

We were both newbies to Cape Cod – and we had no idea what to expect. Seriously, how many young black couples have you heard about traveling to Cape Cod?

Nada. My point exactly!

As soon as we ascended into the air, we took a nap because we had to be wide awake for all the enchanting sights that our eyes would see.

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There was nothing left to do or say but “See you later, Chicago!” Another adventure was calling our names;  an opportunity to learn about the world and each other was awaiting us.

When we opened our eyes, the beautiful skies immediately captured our attention. It was like God was speaking to us – whispering in our ears telling us that this right here is only a glimpse of the infinite possibilities that exist when you form a loving union.

Our plane landed in Boston, Massachusetts. We had approximately one hour to figure out where the heck we were going to catch our 90-minute ferry to Cape Cod (Ask as many questions as you can about getting to the ferry from the airport. You don’t want to be late. Let’s say that our journey to the ferry was an unexpected adventure in itself but we made it!).

The ferry moved at lightning speed, blowing every standing passenger in opposing directions. But my herculean travel companion was able to withstand the harsh winds to capture this breathtaking photo (he got skills…and muscles!).


After 90 minutes of strong winds shifting us from side to side, we stepped off the ferry and felt the sand crunching under our feet. We felt like we were transported to another land as soon as we inhaled the freshness of the air that could only be felt by the purities of the steaming water.

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If you visit Cape Cod in June, you’ll make it just in time before the thousands (over 60K!) of tourists arrive to walk the beautiful streets. But if you arrive in July or August, you’ll be where most people wish they were, dipping their toes in the sand or the ocean.

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As we walked to our guesthouse, we admired the space around us, reflecting the arm-and-muscle shape of Cape Cod, seeing the strength of the town in the vibrant smiles of the people who passed by.

If I had to sum up our trip to Cape Cod, I would say it was filled with moments of discovery. Discovering new places, people, and ourselves in a way that strengthened us as a couple.

Ready for some action? Here’s what happened when we escaped to Cape Cod (you might get the full story at a later date:)

Day One

Brass Key Guesthouse

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Lugging suitcases on the pavement and carrying backpacks filled with beach attire on our backs, our smiles widened as we previewed our surroundings and gently walked up the steps to check-in.

On the historic shores of where the pilgrims first landed is a destination like no other: the Brass Key Guesthouse. This property is more than a hotel; it’s a luxurious, private backyard party reserved for adventurous couples seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of a big city.

With a private guest house, we felt a sense of privacy, but we weren’t too isolated.

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The Brass Key is a cozy dwelling with just enough room to let you soar in your newfound freedom. As you walk in, you’ll notice the light peering in through the windows, reflecting off caramel-colored cabinets, highlighting a spacious sleeping area and a deluxe-sized balcony that overlooks a panoramic view of the infinity pool and hot tub.


The Pointe Restaurant

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We went to the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa to have dinner at The Pointe Restaurant, and my love immediately ordered the Old Fashioned drink, in his traditional way of testing a bar’s quality. Without hesitation, he exclaimed that The Pointe did not disappoint.

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This drink integrated the right amount of bitters to complement his swordfish entrée, but not before adding flavor to the tasty cod fritter appetizer. But I couldn’t resist the crème brûlée, my personal favorite of the evening. This beautiful dessert stole the show with its rich sweetness.

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Day Two

Breakfast at Brass Key

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We woke up early to fill our stomach with a complimentary breakfast in the Brass Key kitchen. We had two hours to enjoy your choice of tea or coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, and ice-cold water.

Art’s Dunes Tour

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Riding through the Cape Cod dunes makes you feel like you’re on a coastal safari. Driving up a sand trail, rolling through subtle bodies of water, while enjoying the vast terrain is all part of the Art’s Dunes Tour given by Rob Costa, a descendant of Art Costa — the undisputed King of the Dunes!

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When we hit the Cape Cod National Seashore, a national preserved land, we were greeted by a shore of seals. The curious creatures entertained us while we enjoyed the view of the waves landing on the beach sand.

Day Three

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa

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We walked 300 feet across the street from Brass Key Guesthouse and checked in the Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa for two nights.

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We heard the sweetest sounds of classical music as we opened the door to our room. It was easy to relax in our spacious room, complete with a mini-patio that we used to hold our most endearing conversations.

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We walked down to the Patio bar from 5–6 PM for complimentary wine and delicacies that you can enjoy while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum

We passed by all the locally-owned shops and attractions as we walked to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. The PAAM Museum represents the legacy of one of the oldest continuing art colonies in America, and we were honored to receive a tour from the Executive Director of the PAAM Museum, Christine McCarthy, who describes Cape Cod as an “eclectic place full of creativity.”

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Shui Spa

Spa time! We said goodbye to stress and welcomed the aroma of relaxation when we signed up for a 55-minute Swedish restorative couple’s massage at Shui Spa.

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After the massage, we couldn’t resist stepping into the Shui Spa mineral-soaking tub. As we sank into the tub, the warm temperature of the water combined with the candle-lit sparks around us that melted away our anxieties, causing us to completely surrender to the soothing moment of uninterrupted bliss.

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Day Four

Breakfast at Crowne Pointe

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Warm breakfast was a great incentive for us to wake up before our alarm clock. We ordered a Mexican wrap with peppers, onions, sausage, and cheddar cheese in a tortilla wrap, with a side of salsa.

Mayflower Trolley Tour

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A 45- minute narrated Mayflower Trolley Tour gave us a full view of the city, allowing us to see the beautiful beaches of the cape, peak at the cranberries snuggling into shrubs, and learn more about the must-have foods that we couldn’t leave the Cape without tasting.

The Pilgrim Monument

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Standing strong as the tallest all-granite structure in the United States, the Pilgrim Monument honors the first landing of the Pilgrims in 1620. As we marveled at the history engraved on the walls, we looked up and realized that we had made it to the top — 252 feet above the ground! The wind fiercely blew as we reflected on our victory as a couple — and we made a vow that we would always keep climbing higher, no matter how strong the wind blows.

For us, escaping to Cape Cod was not just about the solitude you create when you leave behind everything you’ve ever known and explore the deepest waters of the unknown. Travel is about connection — a bond with the elements of nature and intimate moments of cultural exploration. Of course, we had tons of fun but we also found a piece of ourselves in every experience we created.

As we packed up our bags and walked to the ferry, all we could say was, “Thank you. Thank you for the ups, downs, twists, and turns on this trip. No matter how strong the winds blew during our trip (metaphorically and literally), we still kept going and growing.

Cheers to more fun, adventures, happiness, and harmony!

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