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Dave Wilson
(816) 531-0100
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO
Agency
Wilson Travel Service, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.wilsontravelandcruises.com

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Barbara King
(913) 338-2244
4600 College Blvd Ste 103
Leawood, KS
Agency
Great Getaways Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Customized Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Resorts, Safari
Website
www.greatgetaways.travel

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Lurleen Kennedy
(913) 268-4090
3503 W 92Nd Place
Leawood, KS
Agency
Lurleen Kennedy LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, South America
Specialities
Boating / Yacht / Sailing, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Safari
Website
www.experiencewanderlust.com

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Susy Campbell
(913) 652-0060
10551 Barkley
Shawnee Mission, KS
Agency
Travel Solutions
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsolutions.biz

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Kathryn Schieszer
(816) 356-7474
6325 A Blue Ridge Blvd
Raytown, MO
Agency
Raytown Travel Service
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Tony Ali
(913) 972-8126
4904 W. 148Th Street
Leawood, KS
Agency
Desi Travel LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.DesiAirfare.com

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Cathy Wunder
(913) 498-0960
5360 College Blvd
Shawnee Mission, KS
Agency
Global Connections, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.yourtrip.net

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Deidre Langseth
(816) 444-0404
7443 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
Agency
Deidre's Travel Service, Inc
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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John Craig
(913) 780-0500
2111 E 151St St
Olathe, KS
Agency
Pathfinder Travel & Cruises
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.pathfinder-travel.net

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Jan Lock
913-671-7730 ext. 304
5331 Johnson Dr
Mission, KS
Agency
All About Travel, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.myplatinum.com

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Taking the Train

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October 10, 2010 by Diane Berry · 2 Comments  

Most often when traveling we are visiting areas with which we are unfamiliar. If we are camping in an area outside a larger city or sprawling metropolitan area, negotiating traffic patterns and just finding your way around can add a considerable amount of stress to your journey, for everyone involved: the driver who must make decisions on the spur of the moment, the navigator who can be expected to give direction with a minimal amount of information and the passengers who are witnessing the event.

Subway tracks, Boston

Waiting for the "T"

After years of struggling to make sense of unfamiliar roads in the midst of heavy traffic we have begun to explore the public transportation systems when camping near urban areas. One system we have now used several times is that in Boston, run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, affectionately known as the “T.” You may recall posts several months back about both our camping experience in the Boston area and our tour into the city. We have recently visited the area again and made more extensive use of the T system which greatly enhanced our enjoyment of the experience.

The commuter train With lines running in every direction and close to every possible destination you could want to visit, the T is truly the only way to travel in Boston. Having made the mistake many years ago of attempting to drive myself through the city when my husband was running the Boston Marathon (we were staying out on the Cape and I naively thought I could drop him off at the start and meet him at the finish—what a nightmare!), I have personally experienced the misery of getting caught in one of the mile long tunnels, heading in the wrong direction, only to emerge in a less than desirable part of town with the need to ask for directions.

South Station, Boston, MA

South Station, Boston, MA

Heading back to the city to show our children the foundations of Democracy and the Freedom Trail as part of one of our summer family RV trips, we were determined to take a different approach. We learned it is possible to park 20-25 miles outside the city and ride a commuter train, known as the “Purple Line”, into Boston from which you can pick up a “T” to anywhere you want to go. One such station is located in Brockton, MA, 22 miles south of Boston, where we paid $3.00 to park all day and another $6.75 each for a very relaxing 20+ mile train ride into the city. We de-boarded at South Station and rode the “Red Line” into the city to investigate Boston Common. From there, we could choose to walk around the historic sites or to take one of the other lines to more distant locations, such as Harvard and Cambridge.

Watching the board for our train to arrive

Watching the board for our train to arrive

Being novices, we were quite ignorant of the workings of the trains when first we hopped on board. Confessing our ignorance, everyone we encountered could not have been kinder or more helpful. From the driver of the first train we were...

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