Category Archives: Boston

How to get from one terminal to another at Boston’s Logan Airport

I wrote this up for a friend who is arriving at Boston’s Logan Airport and whom has never been to Boston before. She has to get from Terminal E (Aer Lingus) to Terminal B (US Airways). It’s pretty simple, and I thought this might be of use to someone else:

It’s not a big airport, but it’s a lot bigger than Dublin Airport.  There’s 5 terminals; A, B, C, D, and E. It might seem confusing how to get one from one to another, and how to get to Downtown Boston (the city center) if you don’t know where to go! But, it’s really very very simple, as they have free shuttle buses connecting all the terminals.

You will arrive at Terminal E (used for most of international arrivals/departures).
US Airways is at Terminal B.

Exit terminal E, and look for the signs for the Airport Shuttle Bus (they’re across the street in  this sorta big traffic island thingy).

They have at least 3 different routes for the shuttle bus, they have signs that say what bus goes to what terminal.
Catch the bus that goes to Terminal B:

If you’ve a lot of bags, don’t get on at the front door, get on at the middle door. Waiting for the bus and getting to the terminal will take about 10 minutes. So relax and have a smoke while you wait, in Massachusetts you cannot smoke anywhere indoors.

There’s a good variety of restaurants at Terminal B, I suggest stopping at Bonfire for a steak if you’ve time, if you don’t have time get a sandwich from “Au Bon Pain“.

So, in summary, catch the shuttle bus from terminal E to terminal B. 🙂

If your arriving at any other terminal and need to get to another terminal at the airport it’s basically the same procedure. All you need to know is what terminal you need to get to, if you don’t know ask any of the Airport staff, or at an Information Desk, or alternatively ask the Shuttle Bus drivers which Terminal your airline is at. Also, the Airport’s Shuttle Buses are free, the Silver Line (which is part of the public transit system is not free and will take you to South Station, one of Boston’s major train stations).

If your delayed at the airport and have a lot of time to kill, I’d suggest going to the Hyatt Hotel at the airport. It’s connected to the garage, which I think is called Central Parking. It’s a good spot to spend a few hours, has a nice view, and the food ain’t bad and it’s a nice place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the Airport terminals. Alternatively go to Terminal B which seems to have a pretty decent collection of restaurants.

If you’ve more that 4 hours to kill, it’s also very easy to get into the city. What I’d suggest for tourists to do is to catch the shuttle bus to the Subway line (the Blue Line). Catch this inbound to Government Center, which is less than a 10 minute subway ride. Fanueil Hall which is about 5 minutes walk from there has plenty of stores (shops for all you Irish and Brits) and restuarants and pubs. I quite like Durgin Park and their Yankee Roast followed by their traditional style Strawberry Shortcake for desert.

It’s also less than 10 minutes walk from both the State House, Boston Common, and 2 minutes walk from the Old State House (the seat of British rule during colonial times).

I’ll try and update this posting with relevant information.

Support Pine Street Inn

Support Boston’s Pine Street Inn this year and buy holidays cards based on a photograph I took:

The photograph also came 24th in the Boston Globe’s 2008 Winter Wonderland contest:

Boston Sunset

Penny over at BostonZest did a write up on this and asked me to comment on the picture:

Updated: Oct 25th with updated link to Pine Street Inn’s Greeting Card page.

Boston JazzWeek Finale!

At Berklee Performance Center on Saturday the 3rd of May the finale of Boston’s 2nd Jazz week will be held. Tickets in advance are $10:

JazzBoston’s second annual Jazz Week benefit concert, “A Kaleidoscopic View of Jazz in Boston,” will be held at Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, May 3. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will read from his work accompanied by legendary drummer Rakalam Bob Moses. Pinsky, a Boston University faculty member, will be making only his second jazz appearance ever, following his debut earlier this year in New York with drummer Andrew Cyrille. Moses has worked with jazz giants including Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, John Medeski, and Larry Coryell.

Artists from Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (JCMC) Ensemble will also perform at the benefit, proceeds of which will go to three outstanding jazz outreach programs in the Boston Public Schools — the JCMC Educational Outreach Program, based at Northeastern University, the New England Conservatory Community Performances and Partnerships Program, and the Berklee College of Music City Music Program. Young talent from the Berklee program will be front and center when the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet takes the stage. Special guests including George Garzone and Friends, the Coltrane EOP Quartet, and the Marianne Solivan Quartet will also be part of the bill. Additional special guests are still to be announced. MC for the festivities will be Eric Jackson, host of “Jazz with Eric in the Evening,” weeknights on WGBH 89.7.

I went to the final concert last year, which was in aid of New Orleans Jazz Musicians, and it really was a good concert, and well worth the $10! 🙂

And maybe there’ll be another JazzFest too!

Boston Beantown Jazz Festival

Tres cool computer case

As Ilya said, who sent me the link:

Don’t take the first case to Boston’s Logan’s airport!

Of course they don’t tell you where you can get any of those cases, or if they’re case mods (people who customise or build their own computer cases) like here or here.

But, after a wee bit of googling, I found where the case that looks like bomb came from:

It’s what they call a “wicked ass case mod”:

Computer Case mod that looks like a bomb (it’s not really a bomb).

Image from‘s site.