Category Archives: Trains, planes and ferries

Martha’s Vineyard: Don’t worry about a rental car

After our long trip, it was tempting to linger at the 1720 House after a satisfying breakfast on this glorious day, which happened to be my birthday. To kick back in the sun room. With an affectionate lovebird. But as … Continue reading

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NYC-Martha’s Vineyard ferry a no-hassle getaway

Everyone’s always doing 48 hours in such-and-such. Here’s one for ya: 42 hours in Martha’s Vineyard. Just enough for this first-timer to get enough of a taste to savor the full flavor of this special Massachusetts island. We were running … Continue reading

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Coming up: NYC to Martha’s Vineyard, by ferry

Sure, anyone can drive from NYC to Martha’s Vineyard. But why, when you can take a ferry? The latest in a lifetime of ferry jaunts begins tomorrow. I’ve got my Dramamine (since nothing else seems to work). The “less drowsy” … Continue reading

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Gearing up for intrigue aboard Orient-Express in Asia

Really excited: Working on my upcoming trip on the Eastern & Oriental Express — sister train to the Orient-Express in Europe, but in southeast Asia. This odyssey will take me from Singapore, through Malaysia and Thailand, to Bangkok. Stopping on … Continue reading

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Who knew? A ferry from Florida to the Bahamas

I’ve traveled by ferry on four continents but didn’t know about something almost in my backyard. A high-speed boat from Florida to the Bahamas. A chance to pop over to that island nation with British roots to see what I … Continue reading

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RTW: An Amtrak ride Northeasterners can only dream about

If you’ve ever been on an Amtrak train anywhere along the route from DC to Boston on a weekday, you know the drill. Crowded, rushed, commuters glued to their laptops and cell phones, working, working, working.  Or on the way … Continue reading

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RTW: The journey begins

The longest journey around the world begins with a train ride from my home in Lancaster, PA, to New York, where I’ll be taking off on the first leg to Cape Town, South Africa. The Lancaster station is old and … Continue reading

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