Train Blogger

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Good morning!!!

Let me tell you, it was another early morning for me! I set my alarm for 4:30 AM (ick!) and I was out the door by 5:00 AM.

I planned to catch the bus to South Station, but (not surprisingly) it never showed up! I swear, the MBTA is sooooo unreliable when you need it! I ended up hailing a cab and arrived at South Station about 2 minutes later. I’m $7 less rich, but it was well worth it for the peace of mind knowing I wouldn’t miss my train!


South Station was pretty quiet at 5:30 this morning.


By 5:45, however, the place was bumpin’ with travelers.


When I arrived at South Station, I used the Amtrak Self-Serve Ticketing kiosk to print my tickets. I’m always worried about running into some sort of snag when I travel, but getting my tickets was no issue at all. It took just 30 seconds!

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Once I had my tickets in hand, coffee was a priority!


I popped over to Cosi for a cup of their Cafe Blend. Ahhhhh!


Around 6:00 AM, it was time to board the Acela to NYC!


The Acela was so nice inside! The seats are comfy and spacious, and there’s plenty of room to spread out and store your things. There’s also a bathroom in each car, which is much-needed for people like me who love coffee, but have small bladders!


Once I got settled, I whipped out my laptop and got to work. Unfortunately, the Acela doesn’t have Wi Fi, which I found hard to believe, but I kept busy with other work.


Here we are whizzing through Mystic, Connecticut!

I wish Mal was here. He’s a big fan of trains.


Guys, I absolutely love traveling.

My blogging “career” has taken me to so many amazing places:

And soon, I’m headed to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Festival and perhaps Chicago in December for a blogger event.

If you had told me this is what I would be doing with my life, even just a few years ago, I would have never believed you! I still can’t believe it myself sometimes!

More to come from NYC!



  1. I just can’t believe Amtrak doesn’t have wireless, but a $30 bus does. Isn’t it crazy?!?! The Acela looks soo comfortable! And I’ve actually heard it’s supposed to be getting wireless soon! Have fun!

  2. I love train travel too. Reminds me so much of my childhood in Europe. We took the train everywhere. I actually love it more than flying because you have more space and can move around more. If it weren’t for the time it takes to travel by train I would travel that way more often.

    Your blogging career is so awesome and fits you so well. Have fun in NYC!

  3. I love train travel! Not sure what your NYC plans entail, but if you’re craving something warm, check out City Bakery on 18th st near 5th avenue. Their hot chocolate is SO thick and delicious (like chocolate soup!) and they top it with a homemade marshmallow. It’s rainy and chilly in the city today – perfect hot beverage weather 🙂

  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog! You have definitely inspired me to start my own (which I did officially yesterday!) It’s so funny because I went to Union and live in Boston as well, its a small world 🙂

  5. That is amazing! I love to travel and wish I had more opportunities to do so. I just got back from San Fran. I LOVE California totally would take someone funding me to go 😉

  6. Was it the number 9 bus!?? I had to wait for 45 minutes on Columbus Day to get to the Commons for my 10K race in shorts! I was so livid at MBTA that morning! I did the same exact thing and ended up taking a taxi!

    Yay Connecticut! The Acela looks so cool – you are definitely riding in style!

  7. Ooo I am jealous of you taking the train to NYC. So great that you get to do this for work! I also heard a rumor that you may be attending a little Boston Blogger meet up on Sunday? I hope that is the case since I will be there. Have a great time in NYC 🙂

  8. I am still not sure how this works…how does one make money by going to blog events-does one pick up more sponsors,or go network for a company while there?
    I can see how the POM trip was great promotion for the company on all the blogs,but does one also get PAID to attend these events?
    Thanks for explaining how it works 🙂
    Have fun in NY!

  9. Sounds like a fantastic life to me! I love to travel, also. It’s so fun to be in different places and experience that culture/lifestyle.

  10. I wish I lived in an area with good public transportation. We’re getting a light rail next year, but it’ll probably be another 10 years before it has enough routes to be useful. P.S. I am giving away two breast cancer awareness prize packs on my blog:

  11. I wish I lived in an area with good public transportation. We’re getting a light rail next year, but it’ll probably be another 10 years before it has enough routes to be useful. P.S. Twi breast cancer awareness prize packs are being given away on my blog:

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