Tag: Other Transportation

Trip Report – Riding the French Rails: Of SNCF and RailEurope

We spent a total of nine days in France, split between Lyon in the Rhone Valley (central France), Montpellier in the South, and Paris. It was a lot of ground to cover in that time, and we purposely picked cities that had relatively short and cheap transportation connections. (We couldn’t do an open jaw flight
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Croatia Trip Report: Homeward Bound: Lufthansa from Zagreb to Munich in Coach and the Zagreb Dump, I mean Airport

Lufthansa 1713 Zagreb to Munich Dep. 1:30PM Arr. 2:50PM Embraer 90 From the Westin Zagreb, it was an easy trip back to the bus station, reversing my trip back on the tram.  On my way to the hotel, I hadn’t known that paper tickets had to be validated in the front of the tram.  This
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Riding the Bus from Rovinj to Zagreb

There are no non-stop flights from Istria to Zagreb, but there are about 10 buses per day from Rovinj to Zagreb, ranging in length from 3.5 hours to 7 hours, depending on routing and number of stops, and around $30.  They are run by 5 or 6 different bus companies, and the only website I
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Trip Report: Tallinn! The Ferry from Helsinki, the Radisson Blu Tallinn, and Exploring the City

When my boyfriend suggested we go to Finland, I knew I also wanted to squeeze in a stop in Estonia as well, as I had heard great things.  My boyfriend hadn’t heard these things, so thought it was just weird.   But there were better flight connections using Skymiles out of Tallinn than Helsinki, so we
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Trip Report: Turku, Finland, and the Radisson Blu Marina Palace Review

Given the amount of time we had in Finland, we decided we wanted to spend some time in the country outside of Helsinki.  I generally enjoy exploring small to medium-sized cities, so narrowed it down to two options – Tampere and Turku.  Tampere is a little larger, and is a more industrial city, whereas Turku
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YWW Does East Asia: Exploring Macau and the TurboJet to Hong Kong Trip Report

There’s actually quite a bit to do in Macau, though we only ended up there about 24 hours as part of a traveling couple’s negotiation.   A few folks had actually told me they found it a better place to pass a few days than Hong Kong, and after doing both, I can definitely see why. 
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Free Points! Amtrak and JetBlue

As a preliminary matter, I was going to post this yesterday, but I thought that free points pale in importance to respecting the lives of those lost in Newtown yesterday, by a man who should never had legal access to multiple firearms and had no conceivable legitimate reason to have so many.  People with guns
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Trip Report: Philly- Radisson Warwick and Residence Inn Center City Philadelphia Review

Our trip to Philadelphia started late Friday evening.  The 10pm Amtrak was half the price of trains earlier in the evening, so we grabbed dinner in Manhattan after work, and then headed to Penn Station.  The train was pretty empty, although I had the misfortune of having a passenger in front of me who must
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Eight Trips, Five Months: Back to the Road (or the Air) I go

After a remarkably long travel hiatus, I’m starting a crazy few months of travel for work and pleasure this weekend.  From now through March, I already have eight trips planned -on both coasts and three continents!  I’ll try and be a more active blogger throughout, but here is a quick preview.  I could use tips
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Trip Report: Train Travel – Rome to Florence and a Credit Card Lesson

Our flight touched down at Rome’s Fiumcino Airport a little early, and I was quickly off the train and onto the monorail to the main facility.  Immigration took quite a while, as a flight from Rio de Janeiro had just arrived and there were only two agents for non-EU citizens.  Another line opened up and
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