Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Boston Subway: “It’s T Time!”

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London has it’s Underground, which was the first subway system ever built.  New York City has the MTA, which is the world’s largest subway system.  For the residents of Beantown, they hold the honor of having America’s first, and oldest …

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Montauk Lighthouse: The End of Long Island

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Montauk Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse in New York State, and is the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the United States.  The tower is 110 ft. high, and the current light is the equivalent to approximately 290,000 candle power, flashing …

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Constitution Beach: Beach Blanket Boston

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Constitution Beach is a small, crescent-shaped beach located in the Orient Heights section of East Boston.  Known to locals as “Sheas Beach,” the most distinctive feature of the beach is that it directly faces several runways at nearby Logan International Airport; the airplanes taking off …

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Monterosso of the Cinque Terre

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The final town in the Cinque Terre is the seaside village of Monterosso al Mare, or just Monterosso, for short.  The town is divided into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town.  The two areas are divided …

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Vernazza of the Cinque Terre

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Vernazza is a town and comune located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, in northwestern Italy, along the banks of the Italian Riviera.  It is one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region, and the fourth town heading …

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Corniglia of the Cinque Terre

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Corniglia is a part of the commune of Vernazza in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, along the coast of the Italian Riveria.  Unlike the other localities of the Cinque Terre, Corniglia is not directly adjacent to the sea.  Instead, the village sits …

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Riomaggiore of the Cinque Terre

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Riomaggiore is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre.  The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for both its waterfront and its wine produced by the nearby vineyards.  Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, …

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Manarola of the Cinque Terre

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Manarola is a small town of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy.  It is the second smallest of the famous Cinque Terre villages. When I first visited the Cinque Terre back in Summer of 2011, Manarola was …

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The Australian NYC: Down Under, Downtown!

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I have found a beautiful oasis in the heart of midtown Manhattan.  A place that makes me feel homesick for my other favorite place on Earth.  No, not Disney World or Cedar Point.  A place where kangaroos are on money, …

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