Posts Tagged: Bloggers

Freedom at Her Fingertips

Freedom at Her Fingertips

Last month, Instagram photographer extraordinaire Jessica Zollman (or @jayzombie) set out on a great Amtrak adventure on the Left Coast. She rode on our Coast Starlight then hopped on the Cascades, learning a thing or two about photographing moving landscapes and even her own ancestry along the way! Jessica served as the Community Evangelist for Instagram for nearly two years and now does ...

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Diary of a Downeaster Dash

Diary of a Downeaster Dash

Professional food blogger Fiona from A Boston Food Diary makes a living out of giving her opinion to readers. So naturally when we asked her to tell us about her trip from Boston to Portland, Maine, she was full of details. "It was a stress-free trip," she says. "I got to sit back and just enjoy the ride, rather than ...

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Travel Young and Travel Often

Travel Young and Travel Often

Your youth is for traveling .... Traveling to make memories, traveling to make new friends and, most importantly, traveling to make really awesome Instagram pics. Even if you don't have a big adventure planned for this weekend (although there's still time to plan!), you're in luck. You can follow Jessica and Aaron on their West Coast excursion on our Coast ...

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Brandon Stanton Feels like ‘Child Again’

Brandon Stanton Feels like ‘Child Again’

Today we're kicking off a pretty cool project. We've teamed up with Brandon Stanton, the financier-turned-photographer behind the cult favorite Humans of New York Tumblr. We spent some time with him traveling around the U.S. as he captured the beauty (and the baggage) of our train passengers. Stay tuned to our blog, where we'll release a new portrait of our ...

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American Dreamer Takes Midnight Train

American Dreamer Takes Midnight Train

Maya's recent trip from Chicago to Buffalo, N.Y., was a true test. On the far end she would be asked 10 questions that would finally secure her U.S. citizenship 16 years after emigrating to the States from Russia. "I did some last-minute studying on the train," she says, "And I passed and so did both my parents. So we're very ...

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Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

There's still time for one last summer adventure before school starts! Check out what it's like aboard our Silver Meteor, which runs between Miami and NYC everyday, through the CruiseMaven's #AmtrakGram pics. The Silver Service has two routes--the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor, both stop in beautiful Savannah, Ga. Check out the differences between the two routes here. Joseph checks tickets, ...

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Ann Tran Finds ‘Moving Moments’ on the Train

Ann Tran Finds ‘Moving Moments’ on the Train

Ann Tran, named one of Forbes' Top 50 Power Influencers in Social Media, recently rode on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, enjoying moments of quiet reflection and a few photo ops along the way. Despite her busy schedule, Ann found time to chat with us about her adventures on the train. All Aboard: You’re always on the move! What are your tips for ...

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A Wicked Love Train with #AmtrakGram

A Wicked Love Train with #AmtrakGram

Our Northeast Regional turned into a true Love Train recently when boyfriend/girlfriend Kody and David traveled to a wedding in Boston and even spotted a couple falling for each other in the cafe car! They say love is contagious (or they should say that it is), so it's no surprise that Kody and David's wedding adventure inspired other travelers to ...

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Blogger Bound for Seattle

Blogger Bound for Seattle

Claire was bored traveling by car between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., so she decided to leave the driving to us. “I like riding trains because they’re glamorous,” she says. “But this was my first time on the Amtrak Cascades.” Claire, who also logged the trip for her blog “Claire from YVR,” says the recent trip from Vancouver to Seattle was relaxing ...

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A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

You know how some people plan big trips for weeks? Pack days in advance and count down to their departure? Jeffrey and his finacee McCown don’t operate like that. “We were looking for just a weekend getaway,” Jeffrey says. “I looked the day before and the flight options weren’t great, and we liked the idea of traveling overnight and saving ...

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Riding the Cascades to Canada

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The third video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube offers some awesome water views between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and introduces viewers to Ana, a superstar from the Cascades Bistro Car. Our Amtrak Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple ...

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Coast Starlight, Star Bright

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The second video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube tracks (pun intended!) his trip on our Coast Starlight. That train travels between Seattle and Los Angeles everyday, but he hopped on in Emeryville just outside of San Francisco. "Amtrak’s meals are BALLER," says Eric (seriously, he ...

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Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Kyle is a Cinema Studies & Journalism student at the University of Oregon who rides our Coast Starlight between Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco when he goes home for break. According to him, it's the "breathtaking beauty of Mount Shasta, the rolling fields of central California, and the green lush landscape of Oregon" that inspired him to make this movie. We think his ...

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Take the Cali Train to Cool

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days--all by train. The first video in his exclusive "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube is out today! If you want to see what an Amtrak adventure is really like, check out the first leg of Eric's trip on our Pacific Surfliner between ...

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39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days--all by train. He'll be releasing exclusive videos each week detailing his Amtrak travels in a "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube. If you're ready for the ultimate wild ride, here's a teaser to get your engine going!

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