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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 traveling 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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How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

How to Make the Most of Your Amtrak Connection

You’re on a long-distance Amtrak adventure and have some time before catching your connecting train. What do you do? Make the most of it, of course! We’ve got some tips below for making sure time in between your Amtrak adventures is well spent. 1) Stow your luggage Nothing’s worse than hauling your bag all over town. We’ve got good news: sleeper ...

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Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Now that winter's officially here, we decided to dig through the archives and find these snowy Amtrak scenes sure to delight! Do you have wintery photos from your Amtrak adventures? Share them with us on Instagram.

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Gadget the Elf’s Holiday Amtrak Adventure

Gadget the Elf’s Holiday Amtrak Adventure

This year, we had a very special Santa's helper with us: Gadget the Elf! Macy's enlisted the help of Gadget in getting a record-breaking wish list to the North Pole, and Amtrak was there to help Gadget with his very important delivery. Every year, Macy's makes the holiday season extra bright for children by donating $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter mailed to ...

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‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

‘Tis The Season: #AmtrakAllTheWay

At Amtrak we have been connecting friends and families for the holidays for over 43 years. We like to think we know a thing or two about spreading holiday cheer and this year is no exception. That is why we are launching the #AmtrakAllTheWay Instagram contest. We want to do more than just say thanks for choosing us, we want ...

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Happy Holidays from America’s Railroad

What's that you hear? It's the sound of Amtrak and our amazing riders spreading holiday cheer by singing loud for all to hear! This holiday season we wanted to do more than just say thanks for choosing us. We wanted to take a minute and sing you a holiday tune. So join in and help us welcome in the holiday ...

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Savannah On Our Mind

Savannah On Our Mind

The next stop on our blog tour of the South leads us to Savannah, Georgia. Our guide today is Autumn Van Gunten, editor of You're Welcome Savannah, a blog that covers Savannah's culture, food and arts scene. Autumn shares her picks to explore for locals and newbies alike: Amtrak: Tell us a little but about what makes Savannah unique? What ...

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Charming Charleston

Charming Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina has quite the reputation. According to Southern Living, Chucktown is "the most polite and hospitable city in America." In addition to the smiles and southern charm, one of America's oldest port cities has some great eats and local attractions. Getting there is easy: Amtrak's Silver Service/Palmetto whisks you away without the hassle of driving or traffic, giving ...

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