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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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Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Today's a time to remember our presidents and reflect on all things POTUS. That’s why we pulled together our own fun presidential list. Fellow Amtrak-ers, here is our list of presidential hometowns we can take you to. New York City, NY As the youngest president to take office (he was 42 years old), Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. hails from the city ...

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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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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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Winter Travel Tips

Winter Travel Tips

If we learned anything this week it's this,  old man winter is here and we'll be dashing through the snow for at least the next month. We're prepped and ready to handle any curve balls winter has in store but we want you, our Amtrak riders, to be prepared too. Before you embark on your next winter wonderland ride with ...

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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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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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How to Stay Comfy on the Train

How to Stay Comfy on the Train

It’s a new year, and that means new adventures. With over 500 destinations and an easy-to-use booking app, now is the perfect time to plan that Amtrak adventure or catch up with loved ones across the United States. We don’t know about you, but top on our list of travel priorities is enjoying the journey. Here are our top recommendations ...

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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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Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Amtrak City Spotlight: Oakland, CA

Each day, three of our routes – San Joaquin, Capitol Corridor and the Coast Starlight – travel to Oakland, a city with grit, heart and a vibrant arts culture. We know this Amtrak served community is great for a weekend or an extended stay but we wanted to hear it from a local. We chatted with Lukas Brekke-Miesner, founder of 38th Notes ...

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Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

Five ‘Trainable’ Bowl Games

December is here and winter is on its way. Which means...holiday shopping, snow ball fights and BOWL GAMES! We’ve been quite vocal about our love for taking you to the game. Remember this and this? Well, just in case you’re new to our blog, here are five bowl games we can take you to. Atlanta: Ole Miss vs. TCU Get ...

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An Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

An Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

Fourth generation Angeleno Natalie James of NJ in LA takes us on a tour through her hometown picks for best places to eat, shop and hang. With fast and easy trips to Los Angeles on the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner, it's never been easier to check out La La Land. Let's get started. Amtrak:  Tell us about L.A.: Why should ...

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