Tag: Transportation

Connecticut’s Claim to Culinary Fame: A Taste of New England at The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

Connecticut’s Claim to Culinary Fame: A Taste of New England at The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa

[ 0 ] March 3, 2015 |

      If Virginia is for lovers then Connecticut is for food aficionados looking for a taste of provincial New England. Connecticut often gets overlooked when compared to international culinary powerhouses like New York City and Boston. But what distinguishes Connecticut from these urban dining centers is the fact that it does not try […]

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Welcome to Southport, Y’all!

Welcome to Southport, Y’all!

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014 |

About forty minutes from Wilmington, North Carolina (my alma mater), the quaint town of Southport beckons visitors to embrace the simple way of life and the freshest seafood the south has to offer. A quintessential one-stoplight town, Southport boasts an impressive reputation for down-home cooking, blockbuster movie successes, and the friendly hospitality of the South. […]

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17 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a 17 Hour Bus Ride

17 Ways to Entertain Yourself on a 17 Hour Bus Ride

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014 |

17. Count how many combo strip clubs and furniture stores you see along the highway. 16. Contemplate how many times you have to hear the movistar ringtone before you finally snap and cause someone physical harm. 15. Play the actor name game by yourself. 14. Memorize the American Presidents. 13. If you have time, memorize […]

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If You See Something, Say Something: Booze Cruisin’ on the Metra

If You See Something, Say Something: Booze Cruisin’ on the Metra

[ 0 ] January 13, 2014 |

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard it. It’s part of the automated announcements Chicago commuters hear when riding the Metra Rail to work. I was riding the train back home one night from my odd-hour non-profit job downtown when the announcements rang out as usual. Safety and security are our highest priorities. […]

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Navigating New Orleans: The Low-Down on Transportation

Navigating New Orleans: The Low-Down on Transportation

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

The streetcar named Desire shut down in 1948, but you can still get to most of the main attractions in New Orleans on its historic trolley system.  Follow these tips, and you’ll be exploring The Crescent City like a pro faster than you can say Tchoupitoulas. Fares – Streetcars and buses cost $1.25, paid as […]

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Hot Tip: How to Catch a NYC Taxi Cab

Hot Tip: How to Catch a NYC Taxi Cab

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

Hailing a cab in NYC is a rite of passage, and once you know the system, it’s a snap!  Not sure whether a cab already has a fare, is off-duty (no longer working) or just doesn’t like you?  Here’s how you can tell: Look at the lighted numerical marquee on the top of the cab […]

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A Saturday Stroll Through Neve Tzedek Includes a Love Story

A Saturday Stroll Through Neve Tzedek Includes a Love Story

December 19, 2013 |

You know that feeling when you think you know a place? Once you recognize that feeling, you’re ecstatic about learning new secrets, venturing through more side streets and viewing new surroundings each time you go back. Tel Aviv has many spots that I visit regularly, but I especially love coming back to Neve Tzedek. The […]

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Madrid’s Punctual Public Transportation System for Unpunctual Madrileños

Madrid’s Punctual Public Transportation System for Unpunctual Madrileños

[ 0 ] December 15, 2013 |

No. Spanish old lady, I do plan to remain sitting on this metro seat eating my Tex-Mex Doritos that taste exactly like original Doritos. Please keep giving me the death stare. I feel no remorse not relinquishing my seat to you. Spanish old ladies are not only slow movers, but they have also mistaken the […]

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Soaring Over Patriotism: Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Airports

Soaring Over Patriotism: Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Airports

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

With over three airports to choose from, people really have no reason not to come and visit our Nation’s Capital. It’s a city of history, changes, and conflict all rolled into one; but, the beauty of it is, as President Kennedy said, “Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.” Ronald Reagan National […]

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Trees, Hills and Rain: The Seattle Way to Navigate

Trees, Hills and Rain: The Seattle Way to Navigate

[ 0 ] December 9, 2013 |

Three things you are bound to encounter while visiting Seattle: trees, hills and rain. We have lots of these, and if there’s a slight chance you haven’t experienced all three, you may not have officially been to Seattle. Due to our varying terrain and love of water (both coming from the sky and surrounding our […]

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