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Rail Travel Paradise Valley AZ

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Pamela Stewart
(480) 926-1703
4300 N Miller Rd #A152
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Stewart Travel, LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.stewart-travel.com

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Laura Rodriguez-Verbera
(602) 268-0030
7035 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Agency
Marina Tours And Travel Arizona LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Equestrian, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Minority-Hispanic, Rail, Religious, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.marinatours.com

Data Provided by:
Barbara Hoeck
(480) 759-5615
10826 S Shoshoni Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Agency
Hoeck Travel Planners
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
hoecktravel.jurni.net

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Miriam Ames
(408) 984-7000
6933 E Doubletree Ranch Road
Paradise Valley, AZ
Agency
Casto
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.casto.com

Data Provided by:
Kimberly Beland
(480) 483-1378
6230 E Mountain View Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Travel Qwest LLC
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

Data Provided by:
Carrie Mezes
(480) 659-6679
4825 N 72Nd Way
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Travel Creations
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Destination Weddings, Eco-Tourism, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Honeymoon, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Nature, Rail
Website
www.travelcreations.net

Data Provided by:
Donna Delpier
(480) 820-5645
1013 W Posada Ave
Mesa, AZ
Agency
Delpier Travel Services
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Eastern, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail, Reunions, Senior / Mature Adult, Women's Travel
Website
www.DelpierTravel.jurni.net

Data Provided by:
Patricia Fulton
(480) 830-8822
6740 E University Dr #105
Mesa, AZ
Agency
Departures
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia / New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Middle East, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, All Inclusive, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Customized Travel, Family Fun, Group Vacation, Honeymoon, Luxury Travel, Motorcoach / Bus, Rail, Religious, Safari, Scuba Diving, Singles
Website
www.departuresaz.com

Data Provided by:
Steve Kaplan
512-788-5586 x104
10221 North 54Th Place
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Leisure Travel Alliance, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.leisuretravelalliance.com

Data Provided by:
Simon Crombie
(480) 946-5333
4002 N 81St Street
Scottsdale, AZ
Agency
Welcome Aboard Vacation Center, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.welcomeaboardtravel.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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