Author Archive For: Peter Jones

Spotlight on Switzerland: Train Ride from Geneva to Zermatt

A friend of mine and I had taken a few days to ski in Zermatt, Switzerland. It’s something we try to do each year. More often than not, we have ...

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Boston’s {Delightful} Commuter Rail

It was probably because the two cars in my house became unavailable over the summer and the bicycle option was less appealing during the winter months that made me move ...

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I Survived the Blizzard of 2013 & All I Got Was This Blog Post

The snowstorm came and went and Nemo, the blizzard of 2013, still leaves its marks across the city in the form of mountains of snow and restricted parking. But how ...

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On Art & Truffle Sandwiches in Florence

I could remember when going to Florence was quite an ordeal. The train took forever and it was a long day excursion in general. Now the trains run every half ...

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From Paris to Rome: Catching a Flight in the Snow

The only way to get around Paris in the snow is to use the Metro. It is decidedly dodgy to walk or cross roads as Parisians seem very uncomfortable with ...

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Educational Travel | The Time It Snowed at Midnight in Paris

I have flown through many snowstorms from Logan Airport in my day. In fact, the last time I flew on the overnight flight to Paris I flew out of a ...

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Reflections of Wondrous Burma

As the plane landed in Bangkok amid a haze of pollution, I could not help but think that I had to get back to Burma before it turns into a ...

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Gate 33: Possibly the World’s Best Airport Sushi

I love Minneapolis although I have never truly been to the city. But wow…what a great airport. Bangkok has one of those “super airports” with lots of shopping and fun ...

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Rangoon: A Second Time Around

A short propeller plane ride back to Rangoon ended three glorious days at Ngapali Beach.  Incidentally, this beach is pronounced as Napoli Beach apparently because several years ago an Italian ...

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Educational Travel | Life-Changing Moments at Inle Lake

I am getting to love the airplanes. Clunky old propeller planes that fly at a maximum of 11,000. It’s a sightseeing tour as you can see most everything up there. ...

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