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Show Us Your Summer

Show Us Your Summer

Summer time, we’re big fans. We love your day parties, your beach vacations and of course the Amtrak adventures we take with you. There’s nothing more exciting than booking a summer getaway, traveling through the landscape and enjoying the journey from point A to point B. Honestly, summer time, we love you. But the beginning of mid-August means early September is ...

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Book and Save with AAA

Book and Save with AAA

Did you know if you are a AAA member you’re entitled to save 10% on most Amtrak fares 365 days a year? We know, great deal, but wait there’s more. If you book your ticket before September 30th we will double your discount to 20%. It’s a discount on top of a discount! As if that isn’t enough to get ...

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Battle of the Routes: Southwest Chief vs. Empire Builder

Battle of the Routes: Southwest Chief vs. Empire Builder

Are you ready for Part II of Battle of the Routes?  We are! And here’s a little secret: this is as much fun for us as it is for you. We love reading about your memories and seeing your allegiance to your favorite Amtrak route. This month we turned our focus to the Empire Builder and the Southwest Chief. As ...

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Here’s How to Enjoy a Family Trip to Milwaukee

Here’s How to Enjoy a Family Trip to Milwaukee

Discovering a new American city with your family is one of the joys of train travel. And after chatting with Milwaukee working mom and blogger Jess of Adventures in Sunshineland, we’re happy to say you might add a new destination to your must visit list. While it’s known to many as Brew City, Jess happily tells us that Milwaukee is ...

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The Matouk Family’s Amtrak Adventure

The Matouk Family’s Amtrak Adventure

Looking for a great family vacation idea? Look no further. George Matouk and his wife Mindy of Matouk Linens planned their Empire Builder  adventure and then partnered with Traditional Home during their travels to showcase the many ways you can personalize your very own bedroom on board while enjoying some quality family time. Read on to discover the perks of Amtrak, family style: ...

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Your End of Summer Destination List

Your End of Summer Destination List

Summer is halfway over. We know, we know, it pains us too. Instead of weeping, let’s plan one, two or even three more Amtrak adventures before the end of the summer. Whatdaya say? As always, we’re here with summer spots worth the ride. And now, we’re not just talking sweet cities to discover. We’re talking music and food festivals, baseball ...

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One-on-One with the St. Paul Chief of Fun

One-on-One with the St. Paul Chief of Fun

We love every moment of the travel experience. But we take extreme joy in helping Amtrak travelers pick their next destination. That’s why we chat with locals each week to get you the insider’s guide to their hometown. This week we hear from Adam, a St. Paul native that oozes enthusiasm for his city. He describes St. Paul as laidback, crafty and ...

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Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Each day, Amtrak trains travel through 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces making it safe to say that we can take you to a few great destinations. But with so many Amtrak views and opportunities for adventure we got to thinking, what’s your favorite? This summer with your help, we’re going to have a little fun ...

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Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Summertime is the best time for an Amtrak adventure. Sunshine and warm weather  is the perfect recipie for fun with family and friends. We’ve compiled a list of great beach destinations that our rails can take you to. Break out the SPF, adult beverages and beach reads, we’ll handle the driving! Solana Beach, California: This picturesque beach stop on the ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It’s officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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