AMTRAK RESIDENT: Jeffrey Stanley

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Jeffrey Stanley

Day 1 3/11/15 Today I set out to ride the rails and write.  Philly to DC to board the Capitol Limited overnight to Chicago, then the California Zephyr to San Francisco and back. I'm presently cruising along the Potomac as night falls.   Mainly I'll be working on a polish of a screenplay, working title LITTLE ROCK, a bio pic of ...

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Your Local-Approved Guide to Food in NYC

Your Local-Approved Guide to Food in NYC

If food is always in the forefront of your mind when you think about going to New York City, you’ll want to bookmark this page. That’s right foodies, put that fork down we’re taking a ride to NYC.  Whether you’re planning your first or fiftieth Amtrak trip the Big Apple you know food decisions can get tricky. So. Many. Choices. ...

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5 Ways to Ride

5 Ways to Ride

There are many ways to make your own Amtrak adventure. Whether it's a trip with your friends you've been planning for months, or a spur-of-the-moment trip to NYC after brunch, we can be your ride to just about anything or anywhere. So where do you get started? A quick guide: 1) Online: Booking a ticket online is easy. Simply go to www.amtrak.com ...

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D.C., You’ve Got Style

D.C., You’ve Got Style

Monuments, museums and go-go -- three things that might pop in your head when you think of Washington, D.C. But after reading what local style blogger Andrea Browne of Stylin' & Profilin' had to say about the emerging style culture in the DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia), you just might add stylish to the list. Served by six routes, D.C. is a mid-Atlantic city ...

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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Meet the Brooklyn Artist Behind the Barclays Center Acela Mural

Visitors to the Brooklyn Barclays Center may have noticed a bold new addition to the lobby. Ukrainian-born and Brooklyn-based artist Misha Tyutyunik’s latest mural features iconic Brooklyn scenes and culture framing a fast-moving Acela as it zooms through NYC carrying passengers to long-distance loves, fun events, business meetings or just the daily commute. How does this Pratt Institute graduate describe ...

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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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One Mom’s Reason to Ride

One Mom’s Reason to Ride

Traveling from ‘Penn to Penn,’ that’s what Rachael likes to call it when she and her 3-year-old daughter (pictured left) hop on our Northeast Regional or Acela and take a train ride to visit out of town family. As frequent riders, Rachael and her little one are well-versed in #AmtrakPerks, “Snacks on board are a perk we enjoy,” she says. “No ...

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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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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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Love on the Rails

Love on the Rails

We asked you to send us your Amtrak love stories in anticipation of  Valentine's Day and we got some heart-warming tales of love on the rails! Read on to hear how real life Amtrak-ers met their S.O.'s! "Two years ago I was on the Acela.  A man next to me kept trying to start a conversation.  I was preparing 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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