From the monthly archives:

September 2007

Which is the easiest, cheapest, most reliable way to get around the East Coast? Props to Gary Butterworth for a great post laying out the pros and cons of car-free travel options.
Quick links to Greyhound, Amtrak, Washington Deluxe, New Century Travel, Vamoose, and this big list of companies — so you can check for [...]

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Improving on an idea many of us are familiar with from the frozen foods section of our local grocery store, many DC retailers are seeking to lure shoppers with free candy, wine, beer, manicures, yoga and even palm readings. You don’t need to buy, you just need to know where to be! You [...]

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I recently received a reminder from the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg that it may be nearing time to vote in certain U.S. elections. The 2008 general election is still over 400 days away, but maybe your state, county or city is holding a primary or election this fall? And maybe you’ll be [...]

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An interesting development in travel, largely inspired I assume by the hassles of airplane security and the increasing cost of jet fuel, is the entry of delivery companies into the luggage transport field. Dana blogged about a couple of services for business travelers taking this idea to the extreme over at the Geek Buffet.
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That is the question. There is no solid answer. Nevertheless, here are a few considerations and suggestions to take into account.

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Exciting, I know, two freebies on one Friday. . . saw this one waiting for a tram in Brussels this evening.
Brussels has been celebrating its sixth Mobility Week, which culminates this Sunday, September 23, in Car Free Sunday. In order to encourage the Bruxelloises to discover how easy and wonderful it is to travel [...]

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Every year once per year, a number of Philadelphia museums open their doors for free to anyone with a student ID. It’s called College Day on the Parkway and will take place next Saturday, September 29th. Participating institutions include:

Philadelphia Museum of Art
U Penn: Institute of Contemporary Art and Museum of Archaeology and [...]

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So the train isn’t for everyone, or you’ve waited till the last minute and there aren’t any cheap fares left. That’s okay, because there are lots of Germans looking for passengers at the last minute. Ride sharing, what Germans call Mitfahrgelegenheit, is another way to beat high rail prices. It’s safer than hitchhiking but less [...]

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The most comfortable way to travel across Germany is naturally by train. Deutsche Bahn, the German Rail company, is one of the companies everyone in Germany loves to hate, but that is largely because so many Germans are comparatively dependent upon rail travel. Yes, sometimes trains are late, sometimes connections are missed — but if [...]

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I’m on a convoluted trip with my mom that starts in Brussels (at the time she booked, the cheapest direct flight to Europe), takes off to Italy (on one-cent RyanAir tickets), and then comes back. The cheapest route to Brussels from Berlin was via Cologne, from whence Deutsche Bahn (German Rail) offers 19 euro [...]

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