Cross country

Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Our most popular long-distance route is the California Zephyr, and we've decided to take you on a visual tour of Instagram-worthy sights as it winds its way from Chicago to just outside San Francisco. There's plenty to see along the way, from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada to the stunning Colorado Rockies, sunrises and sunsets will never be the same once ...

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Discover Terrific Tucson

Discover Terrific Tucson

We caught up with Tucson local Julie Reed of Tucson In Style and got the inside scoop on why The Old Pueblo is worth a visit. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to blog about Tucson. Julie: I moved to Tucson for graduate school and fell head over heels in love with this place. ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Sleeping Accommodations Part 2: Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite

Last week, it was all about the roomette vs. the bedroom. This week, we’re continuing our Amtrak sleeping accommodations tutorial with Part II:  Family Bedroom vs. Bedroom Suite. If you’re planning a trip with your family or a mini group trip for spring break, read on and find out which room is best for your Amtrak adventure. Family Bedroom Spanning ...

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Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Family-Friendly Fun in Houston

Need a destination for your next family-friendly Amtrak adventure? We say give Houston a try! Served by our Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle, Houston has lots to do and tons of delicious food to eat. Just ask Bre of Bre Writes, a Houstonian and mom-blogger who has big love for her city. Read on to get her top tips for ...

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Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out ...

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon <3′s NOLA

We’ve got an updated take on  New Orleans  courtesy of iHeartNOLA blogger Scott Simon. Read on to re-discover the Big Easy. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a NOLA blogger. Scott: I started blogging about NOLA after Katrina with the distinct purpose of sharing with the rest of the world why people fall in love ...

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A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

We often hear from passengers about on-time performance (OTP), and want to take a moment to address this important issue.  We’ve found it is the single biggest factor in your Amtrak experience. How does America’s rail network operate? Our nation was built by a world-class rail system that connects small towns and big cities via a vast rail network that is owned by ...

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Five Spring Break Destinations

Five Spring Break Destinations

Yes, many of you in the Midwest and Northeast have snow mounds staring at you through the window. And yes, hearing the bird chirp and seeing the flowers bloom seems forever away. But we’re here to help you rally. Spring break is a’coming for students, families and adults who need some sunshine. Don’t wait until it’s too late to travel. ...

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Stylish Dallas: Your Next Stop for a Girl’s Weekend

Stylish Dallas: Your Next Stop for a Girl’s Weekend

Sometimes you just need a trip with the girls. No boys, no children, just the ladies. Girl's weekends are the perfect time to decompress from real life and more importantly let loose. Last time we recommended a girl's weekend, it was all about The Chi. This time around we're taking it to The D! We chatted with Blair, Ellen and ...

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Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

The super bowl has come and gone, and like many sports fans we’re a little sad to see football go. But instead of boo-hooing we’re all about planning our next sports-focused Amtrak adventure. Here are a few options to check out so you can do the same. Florida: Spring Training Baseball season is still two months away, but the boys ...

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Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Nature is known to be a show off, but along the Empire Builder she's pulled out all the stops. For those of you looking for an Instagram -worthy adventure, Amtrak's Empire Builder takes you on an adventure through Big Sky Country to the picturesque Pacific Northwest with stops in between sure to satisfy the outdoorsy and homebody alike. We've recapped a few ...

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‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

Take a second and think about St. Louis. What comes to mind? The Arch, the Cardinals, Nelly’s Country Grammar? Now forget all of that and get ready to be updated on all things St. Louis. By now, you know we love chatting with locals. What better way to prepare for an Amtrak ride to a new city than to get the ...

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Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Sometimes seeing the beauty of America from the comforts of the train leaves you speechless. The mountains, the connectivity, the wide open spaces, it’s wonderfully overwhelming. But when that moment passes and the words rush to the front part of your mind, that moment, that’s what we like to hear about. Fortunately over the years, we’ve chatted with riders who ...

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Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

As we settle comfortably into 2015, we're reminded that a new year means time to discover a new destination. But as we daydream about the next great trip, we began to wonder, what cities do you want to discover this year?  In true Amtrak fashion, instead of wondering we asked on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Here’s what you had to ...

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Traveling Photographer Brian Green’s Epic Amtrak Adventure

Traveling Photographer Brian Green’s Epic Amtrak Adventure

While scrolling through Instagram the other day, we discovered the work of travel photographer Brian William Green whose gorgeous photos really stood out. Curious, we reached out to the talented photog to learn more about his creative Amtrak adventure. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Brian Green: I am a traveling photographer. My work focuses on capturing ...

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