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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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Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Traveling across a combined eight states and over 50 cities, our Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited routes give riders a one of a kind train travel experience. The two trains cover similar terrain (Los Angeles to San Antonio to be exact),  however after San Antonio the Texas Eagle continues to Chicago while the Sunset Limited travels all the way to ...

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Train Trips = Strong Memories

Train Trips = Strong Memories

We caught up with Georgetown University senior, Seattle-native and Amtrak fan Tucker Cholvin to hear why this undergrad is a strong believer that train time is time well spent (and enjoyed). After two cross-country trips, Tucker has first-hand experience and thoughts on the benefits on long distance travel, as well as a few tips for making the most of your ...

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Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

The inspiration to travel comes in many different ways.  Sometimes you find it after hearing about someone’s epic Amtrak adventure.  Other times it comes after learning about all of the cool things a new city has to offer. But today, we offer you travel inspiration through the words. Take a look at the quotes that get us moving  and ready to discover ...

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Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Amtrak Takes You to the Best Thanksgiving Parades

Who doesn’t love a parade? Celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday with some of the best parades across the country. Our extensive rail network takes customers to more than 500 destinations -- big AND small -- so we’re bound to be headed where you want to go. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy a family vacation to some of these ...

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Fall Getaway Inspirations

Fall Getaway Inspirations

Looking for a unique way to experience the splendor of  fall foliage across the country? Look no further than a weekend getaway aboard one of our 30 routes that give you access to the best views North America has to offer. Whether you're headed on a multi-day journey or just hoping on the train for a quick leaf peeping day trip, ...

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Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

With October baseball in full swing we thought now would be the perfect time to show off the sporty side of Kansas City. Let's be serious, we’re kind of on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon like everyone else. But in our defense, the last time they were relevant Bo Jackson wore a baby blue uniform. To get the local sports ...

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