Five Best Trips of 2021

Five Best Trips of 2021

In this post, I’ll share a review of 2021 and the Top Five Trips (Plus a Bonus) of the year… 2021 Year in Review: As I look back on the year 2021, I can’t help but feel anything other than an overwhelming sense of gratitude. After the lockdowns of 2020, we...
Acela vs. Airplane: Which one’s Faster?

Acela vs. Airplane: Which one’s Faster?

Can a train beat a plane? There’s one place in the United States where trains and planes can compete. It’s the Northeastern Corridor of the country. There, North America’s fastest train, the Acela, connects Washington, DC and Boston along with the urban centers along...
Amtrak Southwest Chief

Amtrak Southwest Chief

This is the second and final video in my series AMTRAK-ing Across America by train. In this video, we’ll complete the journey onboard an Amtrak Long Train, the Southwest Chief. The Amtrak Southwest Chief crosses more than 2,200 miles using Amtrak Superliner cars. The...
Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal

What’s better than taking a train? Not much in my book. This video highlights the Amtrak Roomette on the Mighty Cardinal and my experience taking it as part of my trip from Washington, DC to Los Angeles on Amtrak. This is the first of two videos documenting this trip...
Travel on Amtrak’s Empire Builder

Travel on Amtrak’s Empire Builder

The Amtrak Empire Builder train crosses some of the most dramatic land in the United States, passing through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Washington State. The entire Amtrak Empire Builder route takes 46 hours at average speed of...