I have just taken a job with an airline company, so we are doing alot of travelling. However, we are trying to see as many places as possible, therefore we are trying to do it as financial efficient as possible. If you're looking for luxury, the journal may not help you.
This was a travel day for us. First let me say, we had alot of trouble finding a quality, inexpensive hotel. Everything was going to be $250 or more in the Boston city limits. Therefore, we found a Homesuites Marriott in Andover for about $75 a night. It was a great deal, as the room was very big and had a really nice kitchen. The only problem was that it was a 45 minute train ride into town. The only other issue it posed was transportation. We purchased a 7-day "Charlie pass" which gives you unlimited rides on the buses and subway for $15 per person. For information on this, go to www.mbta.com. We were hopeful that this would include the train. Sadly, it did not. However, the cost to stay in Andover was still more reasonable than staying in town, as we paid $75 for the hotel, about $15 each way taxi from hotel to train and about $12.50 each round trip on the train. A total of $130 a day. Better than $250 and upwards. We had planned to go to a Celtics game, but that was sold out and we were going to go to Cheers for dinner, but it seemed silly to go all the way out and back in town just for dinner. Due to this, we just decided to go out for a nice meal in Andover instead of coming back into town that evening.