A Single Day's Journey by Tube

Oct 16, 2017 11:30:00 AM / by Irene Kanthan

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Maureen is an official CAPA vlogger for fall 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A BFA major at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Maureen brings us along on a London Underground tube ride.

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Thanks Maureen!

Maureen's journey continues every Monday so stay tuned.

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Posted in: London, England, Transportation

5 Tips for Using Public Transportation in Any City

Jul 27, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Regan Charie

Sometimes when you're headed to a new city, you're so excited to get there that you forget to figure how to get around town. It can be challenging to find the most time effective method of getting from one place to another without breaking your bank. We've compiled five tips that will  help you figure out the best way to use public transportation and discover your new city!

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1. Do your research

Often times the internet is a great resource to figure out where you are going, and whether you’ll have to take a bus, train, subway, or taxi to get to your destination. Google Maps has recently added transit mode to their app, which makes it really easy to get around any major city. Try and do some research about bus and subway routes before arriving in your new city.

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Posted in: Top 10, Transportation

Top 10 Best DART Trips to Take From Dublin

Jul 12, 2017 3:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_MadelineMessina_Dublin_Headshot.pngMadeline Messina is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Advertising major and a French and Francophone Studies minor at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Madeline tells us her top 10 places to visit in the Dubliin area by using the DART.

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One of the great advantages of being on the CAPA program is having a Leap Card. The Leap Card gives cardholders access to the Dublin bus, the Luas, and the DART, or Dublin Area Rapid Transit. The DART is the easiest way to get to neighboring towns in County Dublin from Dublin city center. The DART is a great way to get familiar with Ireland without taking an entire day to travel. It runs until 10pm so there is plenty of time to take the DART anywhere, even if just for an hour or two. The following list is some of my favorite DART stops that I think are must-sees for anyone staying in the Dublin area.

10. Shankill

For this stop, I have a small disclaimer: I haven’t actually been to Shankill on the DART, I just have plans to go. However, I thought it deserved to make it on the list (if only for an honorable mention) because of what I have read about it. The Shankill DART stop is where you can start a marked hike through the Dublin Mountains Way, and pass sites like the Hell Fire Club, Cruagh Massy’s Link, and the Tibradden Mountain Trail. The hike comes highly recommended and offers trails of varying lengths and difficulties to suit any hiker.

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Posted in: Travel, Dublin, Ireland, Transportation

Seeing the Priceless Parts of Ireland

Jun 14, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Julie Ritz

CAPA_MadelineMessina_Dublin_Headshot.pngMadeline Messina is an official CAPA blogger for summer 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. An Advertising major and a French and Francophone Studies minor at the University of Florida, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Madeline talks about using the DART to see sites surrounding Dublin, and why the most memorable ones were free.

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One of the most alluring aspects of Ireland is it’s wild, rugged, untamed natural landscape. In Dublin, it is easy to forget about the untouched countryside when swallowed by the mass of pubs, hotels and shops. I love Dublin. I feel such an energy in the city. But it doesn’t compare to the feeling of complete freedom when walking through the emerald hillside.

This past weekend I used my DART card to travel to different areas in County Dublin. The first location we visited was the Powerscourt Estate and Gardens. It cost us 6€.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Transportation

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