• Halifax Learning Moment Fall 2019

    I’m off to Halifax, Nova Scotia for yet another fall adventure! The last time that I was in Canada was from July 13-16, 2017 when I visited Montreal. I left home at 6:30 AM and went to Logan Airport by using GroundLink, a car service. I’ve never used a car service before independently, and it was more than perfect! After checking in, which was a painless process, I went [...]

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    Seattle Summer West Coast Learning Moment 2019

    West coast, here I come! This Learning Moment is brand-new, because this is the first time that I’ve been on the West Coast! Today, I left home at about 10:00 AM, enjoyed brunch at Beantown Pub, and arrived at South Station, where the Amtrak trains leave from, at 11:15 AM. I relaxed in the Metropolitan Lounge, which is formerly club Acela, and the Lake Shore Limited, the train that goes to [...]

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    Southern Fall Learning Moment 2018

    Well, here I go again on another awesome adventure! This time, I’m off to both Washington, DC for Labor Day weekend, then to Raleigh, NC. Thursday night, I left home at about 7:30 PM and arrived at South Station at about 8:15 PM to wait for the overnight Amtrak train, which left at 9:30 PM. This time, I couldn’t relax at club Acela, which is the lounge that Amtrak has, because it was [...]

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    Syracuse Winter Learning Moment 2018

    Well, today I embark on another awesome adventure! This time, it is to Syracuse, which is in upstate New York. I got up at 4:15 AM and got to South Station at about 6:00 AM, and the Greyhound bus left at 6:45 AM. It was full, and I had a seat mate from Boston to Springfield, then one from Springfield to Syracuse. The ride was very uncomfortable, and it felt like we were jammed in like sardines, [...]

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    Montreal Summer Learning Moment 2017

    Well, I’m off on another adventure, this time to Montreal, Quebec! I have not been here since my family lived in Vermont, and this is the first time that I’ve been outside of the country by myself! I took Greyhound from Boston to Montreal. The ride was fine, and we left at midnight and we got to Montreal at 6:45 AM. I was worried about crossing the border, but it was a very simple[...]

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    Couchsurfing Summer Learning Moment 2015

    Well, another summer adventure has begun! However, unlike in the past, this adventure has a new twist: the concept of couchsurfing!! If you don’t know what couchsurfing is, it’s basically staying at someone’s house, on their couch, or in their spare bedroom, or wherever they have space. There’s a website called www.couchsurfing.com, and it’s possible to host people in[...]

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    Couchsurfing Spring Learning Moment 2016

    Continued from Nation's Capital Learning Moment - Spring 2016To kick off today, we enjoyed the free breakfast, packed, and took a Lyft to Washington DC's Union Station. We are great travel partners, so packing and getting there was no problem! Union Station was busy, and our train to Raleigh was on time. Coach class was very comfortable, and the seats reclined very far back! The ride was [...]

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    Old Orchard Beach Summer Learning Moment 2015

    Yesterday, my friend Tyler and I embark on yet another new adventure, up to Old Orchard Beach, Maine on a small railroad called Amtrak! We departed Boston’s North Station at 9:00 AM, and the train was sold out! It was a great two-hour ride, and we arrived to Old Orchard Beach at about 11:15 AM. Upon arrival, since we have never been here before, we had no idea where to start, let alone [...]

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    New York City Adventure — September 2011

    On September 5, 2011, Labor Day, a blind friend, Tyler Terrasi and I decided three hours beforehand to take a spontaneous trip to New York City. It was a pretty slow Labor Day weekend, and he has not been to New York City with anyone other than his family, so we decided to give it a try. After calling him and informing him that we were off to New York City, he came over to my apartment in [...]

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