Down East 2013 ©
In this day and age, surfing the Web has become a form of modern meditation, whether we’re catching up on the news, finding tonight’s dinner recipe, or buying those discounted shoes. Now you can get that online Om on your way back from Boston — if you take the train. After a busy day of meetings in Beantown hop on the Downeaster (800-USA-RAIL, www.amtrakdowneaster.com ), Amtrak’s train connecting Boston’s North Station to the Portland Transportation Center with seven stops in between. A one-way ticket sells for twenty-four dollars, and a monthly, unlimited pass is just under four hundred dollars. About 1,200 riders take the train every day, and every one of them has access to free wireless during the two-and-a-half-hour trip. Sure you could do work, but we recommend a little R&R — just plug in your laptop, put on your headphones, and Google away.