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ABoston: Luggage on the T from Logan Airport to downtown

Agree with Joan--the T is fine, your bags have wheels, the Government Center​ stop has escalators and is within a block of the Parker House.  No worries about getting jammed in tunnel traffic.  Once you get into town, your hotel is wonderfully situated... See More

ABoston: Best way to get to Down town Boston from the Airport?

The best bargain in Boston is the shuttle bus from Back Bay​ to Boston Logan International Airport​.  It costs $7.50, runs about every 20 minutes and will take you directly to Copley Square​. From there with luggage,... See More

ABoston: Weekend in Boston

Hi, Beatrice, Boston​ is a magnificent walking city, full of history and interesting architecture, so it is great fun to explore its neighborhoods on foot, including (as mentioned below) the North End​ (Italian), as well as the... See More

ABoston: Houseboat rental

Hi, Carmine, I don't know of a houseboat, but there is a tall ship that one can stay on. It is not fancy, but the location would be perfect.  Here's the website: Boston is a great walking town-- do... See More

ABoston: Restaraunt recommendations for Boston

Hi, Melissa, I have lived in Boston for over 30 years, and it keeps getting better every year.  If you really want North End, try Rigoletto Ristorante​ or Prezza​The former is small and a bit manic, but really good food, and the... See More

AJet lag - what's your trick?

Many good tips already.  If you want another "scientific" answer, the people who study jet lag talk about the effect of bright light (through our eyes) on the pineal gland, which helps us adjust to our time zone.  Their suggestion is to try NOT to visualize any... See More

ABoston: Good restaurants in Boston

Not sure when you asked, but just an update on other answers:  Hamersley's Bistro​ was truly excellent, but it is now closed.  I think Radius Restaurant​ is closed too.  Pigalle Restaurant​ is still there,... See More

ABoston: First time to Boston - what can't I miss?

Boston​ had an incredible history during the American Revolution and through its development.  If you like small-group walking tours with well-trained local guides, check out, a 40-year old non-profit.  They do tours of the major neighborhoods,... See More

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