Tuesday, October 12, 2010

COMING UP: New England 2010

Boston: Golden dome of Faneuil Hall with the Marriott's Custom house in the background
I have been to the US yearly the last 23 years, and I, usually, like a migrating bird, return to the same place. This year I am leaving late October and I will making an exception to the rule. I will travel from Boston to Albany through Worcester, Springfield and scenic Berkshires to visit family in Upstate New York. The rest of the time will be spent on Boston's North and South Shore.

I will travel with Icelandair, as usual, even though they offer very little complementary extras. Here you get no meals, no drinks, just a seat. This in spite of the fact that the fare of NOK 4995 (851 USD / 614 EUR), is not a very competitive price compare to what many other air carriers offer over the Atlantic.

Why do I then travel Icelandair? It has so much shorter traveling time compared to the transatlantic flights taking off  from Europe. A little over 2 hours from Oslo to Reykjavik and only 4 hours and 50 minutes from Iceland to the US.   

Flying Icelandair Fall 2009 - see rating of airline here

I will travel to Logan International Airport, Boston. After one night staying with my cousin in Scituate, I will take a Greyhound Bus from Boston Bus terminal To Albany, the capital city of New York State.

This ride will bring me from Boston to Newton, traveling on to Worcester and Springfield, the third land fourth largest cities in New England.

From Worcester we will drive through the scenic Berkshires, bordering New York State on to Albany. This is a densely forested area with much wildlife. My friend and Enjoy Food & Travel co-writer Susanne Koch once stayed at a Yoga retreat in Lenox in the Berkshires and was warned that bears roamed free on the grounds of the retreat centre. 

I will visit my relations living in Schenectady and Port Jervis staying for 5 days, returning to Scituate in time to celebrate Halloween. The rest of the time will be spent in this beautiful town and at Salisbury Beach on Boston's North Shore. Then I return to Europe by Icelandair two weeks later.

Traveling to New England during fall is an annual ritual usually taking time around Labour Day. My travel this year has been postponed by me moving and getting settled into a new flat in Oslo.

Earlier stories from New England on Enjoy Food & Travel. 

There is a large number of stories from New England on Enjoy Food & Travel. From this map you may maneuver yourself to the story of the sight, bar, restaurant, or hotel of your choice. Rest assure that there will be published more interesting stories from this year's visit to Northern New England and New York State.   

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Latest published stories from New England on Enjoy Food & Travel 

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