Use Your Pip-Boy & the Pip Boy App
Get comfortable with the Pip-Boy (tap B on Xbox One to access it) and all of its features. It's more than just a way to look at your inventory.
It's where you'll look at your Perks and Stats. It's also where you'll access the radio feature that's on the far right end of the screen.
Your radio is great if you're tired of the wasteland's silence but it's also going to point you in the direction of new locations, people and quests. Keep it on and you might pick up an interesting frequency during your journey around Boston.
If you want to get a little bit more out of your game and the Pip Boy, try Bethesda's Pip Boy companion app. It's available for free on iOS and Android and it's a great tool.