Luckily, Boston is a great place to be if you want to travel nearby. One of the many things I love about travelling as a student is learning how to budget your time, schedules, and (obviously) your money. For this reason, I consider Boston a great city to wander around. I will tell you a little bit about the journeys I have made and who knows, maybe you would like to make a similar one.
In September, I had the opportunity to visit my family in Green Pond, New Jersey. They live in a lake house, which was really a completely new experience for me since I am used to being in big cities and in constant movement. I took the AM track train towards Newark and from there my uncle picked me up and brought me to the lake house. It was an amazing experience. I got to do all of the things I love at the same time. Since the weather was so beautiful, every morning I went jogging around the peninsula and after I ended my workout with a yoga session right at the border of the dock. I also got a chance to read and write in the middle of the wilderness; this really got my inspiration moving. However, one of the most enjoyable things I did down at the lake house was going in the kayak; I am a true fan of outdoor stuff and obviously new adventures so I enjoyed kayaking. It wasn’t my first time doing it but I enjoyed it like it was my first time.
I know what you might be thinking….summer and the heat are great for trips! Yes, that is true… but, actually, my favorite month to travel around is definitely November. The pumpkin spice time! This past weekend, I traveled with my friend and roommate Isabel to Montreal, Canada. We had talked about the trip for a long time, but we never really settled any plans or any concrete schedules so everything was quite vague a week before. We actually were spontaneous enough to buy the bus ticket one day before actually leaving!! The thing is though, I used to live in Quebec City so I have friends in Montreal and Quebec. I would have the time to see them and at the same time I would be a tour guide for Isabel, since she had never been in those places before.
Trip to New Jersey
Train: $85 round trip
Personal Expenses: $130
Trip to Montreal/Quebec
Personal Expenses: $220