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klwhatley
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New England Bus Tour - Sun, 01/15/06 8:01 PM
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As a "newbe"...how do I get tickets for the New England Bus Tour??

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 01/15/06 8:33 PM
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As a "newbe"...how do I get tickets for the New England Bus Tour??
What is it and where dose it originate from I'm sure with a little more info somebody will help Tmiles might know. Chow Jim

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 01/15/06 9:21 PM
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They first offer them to Roadfood Insiders... Then whats left will be posted on the site here...
Here's a clip from their newsletter:

A freakishly warm spell in January has us thinking about Spring and the forthcoming "Taste of New England" Roadfood Tour. Participants will pile into the Roadfood bus and head north of Boston to binge on the world's best fried clams, North Shore roast beef sandwiches and superior ice cream. The 2005 Chicago Roadfood Tour was so much fun and the bus was full, so this year we are going to do it twice - on Saturday, May 6 and again on Sunday, May 7. As was true of the Chicago tour, those who are Roadfood Insiders (http://www.roadfood.com/FAQ/Insider.aspx) will have first crack at tickets when they become available.

The New England eat-fest will happen right around the publication day of our new book, Two for the Road, which is subtitled "Our Love Affair with American Food." It's the back-story of Roadfood, telling all about the good, the bad, the ugly, the silly and the spectacular moments of life on the road as we have known it while hunting good things to eat all over the USA. Among the other goodies that Taste of New England tour participants will get as part of the package will be a signed copy of the new book.

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 01/15/06 9:57 PM
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I live in the neck of the woods that the tour will take place, and would love to take part.

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 1:48 PM
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I can't wait to get the info!!!! I keep checking my e-mail for news. I would hate to miss out on this trip! Any word on just WHERE this bus is going to be stopping??

I'm so excited!
KK, from Sandy Hook, CT

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 2:28 PM
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Weird. I am an insider and get no newsletter.

ah well, no chance I could go on such a bus tour anyway :-)

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 2:47 PM
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TJ
Depending how tight your Spam Filter is , you may have lost it in the 'mush'. The news letter used to get caught in my filter every time it was sent out. I cleared the address and now it arrives ok.
AL

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 2:49 PM
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We are ironing out the details right now. There will be two tours (to the same places), May 6 & 7. More to come...

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 2:50 PM
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It's cool, no worries - i paid the outsider fee to get access to posting pics, not for the newsletter :-)

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/8/06 2:57 PM
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Thank you for the update, Michael. I will begin breathing again!

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Tue, 03/14/06 12:54 PM
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Well, the new letter is out! Let the discussion begin!

Since our home computer died, Bob doesn't have access to his email or Roadfood anymore due to restrictions from his work. I just checked his profile, and our "insider" expired. Have to join me up onto the Insider list now.

Who else is planning on attending? Sue

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Tue, 03/14/06 1:32 PM
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I just got the news, too, and was a bit surprised to see that the schedule includes eating fried clams at 10 in the MORNING?! Does anyone else find that a wee bit odd? Yes. I'm a newbie, so maybe there's a secret meaning for all of this...? I'm ready to be enlightened.

I'd love to know what the rough timetable is for the trip, too, so I can figure out if there's enough time to digest all this good food between stops!

More than anything, I'm super excited to actually meet people who are foodies. I bet there will be plenty of lively discussions!

Robin

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/15/06 9:29 AM
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Since I've never been to that part of the country, what airport would be closest to the action? Boston is my guess, but there could be others that are much closer.

Please help.

Alice

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/15/06 9:33 AM
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Since I've never been to that part of the country, what airport would be closest to the action? Boston is my guess, but there could be others that are much closer.
Please help.
Alice


Boston Logan Airport is closest but is virtually impossible to get in/out of

Other Viable options are TF Green in Rhode Island- about a 90 minute drive or Manchester New Hampshire about an hour drive

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Wed, 03/15/06 11:12 AM
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Thanks. I'm trying to decide if my finances will cover the trip. Right now I'm at about $500 before hotel... But I had such a good time at Owensboro and Chicago, that I really want to go. I'll keep looking and put in the airports you mentioned and see if I can find a deal.

Alice

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 03/19/06 5:55 PM
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Hi all
I do not get a news letter either, What are the trip details?

I disagree on your veiws of the accessibilty of Logan airport. Boston is alot easier to navigate these days (at least from the west), the Big Dig has changed the traffic flow dramtically. I was there Fri afternoon ( a usually hellish place on Fri afternoons) and got in and out with no problems with just some minor slow downs on 93N
I do have trouble negotiating around Providence when traveling to TF Green(pvd), the traffic on 95 S can get pretty congested. I do like Manchester (mht) though and Hartford (bdl) is about an hour's drive and it may be cheaper to fly in there.

Cheers
KB


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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 03/19/06 7:01 PM
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Hi all
I do not get a news letter either, What are the trip details?

I disagree on your veiws of the accessibilty of Logan airport. Boston is alot easier to navigate these days (at least from the west), the Big Dig has changed the traffic flow dramtically. I was there Fri afternoon ( a usually hellish place on Fri afternoons) and got in and out with no problems with just some minor slow downs on 93N
I do have trouble negotiating around Providence when traveling to TF Green(pvd), the traffic on 95 S can get pretty congested. I do like Manchester (mht) though and Hartford (bdl) is about an hour's drive and it may be cheaper to fly in there.

Cheers
KB


I was south on Route 1 south a couple of weeks ago heading towards boston and the Logan Exit was gridlocked on a Sunday Afternoon, I asked my coworker who just moved down from our Dedham office and he said it's always like that. 95 South towards Providence is never congested on the weekend, unless there's a really bad accident or taking 295 around Providence is even easier during the week, traffic is always light to moderate there.

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 03/19/06 7:57 PM
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Any ideas on where to stay on a budget? (for a female travelling alone)

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 03/19/06 8:35 PM
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Any ideas on where to stay on a budget? (for a female travelling alone)


Your best bet is Priceline. Southern New England,in particular Rhode Island, is the the price gauging capitol of the nation

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RE: New England Bus Tour - Sun, 03/26/06 4:21 PM
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This link should give you an idea on how much to bid for your hotel room if you go the Priceline route:

http://p070.ezboard.com/fpricelineandexpediabiddingboston