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Travel Cheap by Rail – Amtrak’s Rail Pass

California Zephyr pulling into the station at Granby Colorado

  Amtrak has a U.S. Rail pass for as little as $439.  That will get an adult 8 segments (stops) in 15 days.  It’s an affordable way to see the country with enjoy riding a train as part of the travel experience.  My husband and I traveled from Baltimore to Truckee, […]

 
 

Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Cross Country Trip by Rail – Chicago to Granby on the California Zephyr   Take the train to visit Colorado and the Rockies.  Amtrak’s California Zephyr leaves from Chicago at 2 pm and arrives at Granby station the next morning. Noted as one of the most scenic train rides in […]

 
 

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

On the second day on our Cross-Country Rail trip we boarded the California Zephyr in Chicago and set out for one of the most scenic rail experiences in America.  But before we arrived in the Windy City, we awoke to the Indiana landscape, with three remaining hours on the Capitol […]

 
 

The Romance is Real – Cross Country by Train

The Romance is Real – Cross Country by Train

I always thought travel by train / rail would be romantic.  So this year I booked a trip from DC to California on two scenic train routes – one on the Capital Limited from DC to Chicago, and the other on the California Zephyr going from Chicago to Truckee California […]

 
 

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

Amtrack’s US Rail Pass – Vacation Alternative to Flying or Driving

  I’ve been wanting to get the feel of traveling by train, but for years I’ve heard it’s as expensive as flying and takes forever to get to a destination.  Not so.  If you’re looking for a leisurely, fun, affordable way to travel America, consider Amtrack’s Rail Pass. just planned […]

 
 
 
 
 

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