• Colorado Summer Learning Moment 2022

    Let’s do this! I’m off to Colorado, to visit two of its most well-known cities: Denver and Glenwood Springs. I left home at 6:30 AM and took Uber to Boston’s Logan International Airport. Checking my bag was super easy, and I hung out in the United club prior to my flight. The United club was comfortable, with a lot of seating, good coffee, light snacks, and the staff was [...]

    Read More >

    Baltimore Spring Learning Moment 2022

    Here I go again, friends! It’s time for yet another Learning Moment back to Baltimore, which is known by locals as the charm city! Last summer, I didn’t get to see everything, so it’s time for another awesome visit! To begin the day, I left home at 5:30 AM, and took Uber to Amtrak’s Route 128 Station in Westwood, where I took Amtrak’s Acela to Baltimore. For the first[...]

    Read More >

    Baltimore Summer Learning Moment 2021

    Finally, at last, after a year and a half, I’m traveling again! This time, I’m off to Baltimore, Maryland, which is known as the charm city, with my awesome friend Emily. We met at the Starbuck’s in Boston in 2018, hung out in Washington, DC, hung out a few times in Boston, and this is our first real trip together! I left home at 6:00 AM, and took a car service, dav el Boston [...]

    Read More >

    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 [...]

    Read More >

    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 [...]

    Read More >

    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 [...]

    Read More >

    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, [...]

    Read More >

    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[...]

    Read More >

    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[...]

    Read More >

    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 [...]

    Read More >