Posts Tagged: Bloggers

Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Despite the cold temps, Emily Tharp is up on all the hottest trends. As the the brains (and quick wit) behind the blog Her Philly, Emily keeps readers informed on all there is to do in Philadelphia, including what it’s like to ride the train for a day trip to NYC. Shopping, anyone? We got a few minutes with the ...

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Chuckin' It on a Cross Country Train

Chuckin' It on a Cross Country Train

Ryan is an adventurer and the gnarly nomadic blogger behind the popular travel blog “Just Chuickin’ It.” Recently he found freedom and a few friends when he set off on a cross country train. What started in Washington, D.C., and ended in Seattle was an epic adventure with lots of selfies and a few slices of deep dish pizza along ...

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7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

Scenic train rides are awesome for novice and pro photographers because they allow for capturing breathtaking photos along the journey. Jordan Oram, known as the Maple Musketeer to his followers, recently took one such trip. “I teach, I speak, I ramble, and adventure,” says the guitarist and photographer. Lucky for us, he also likes taking the train! Here is Jordan’s ...

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Huff Post's Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

Huff Post's Katie Linendoll Roots for Amtrak

TV sports-tech expert Katie Linendoll doesn’t get her best work done in the studio or in the end zone. Nope, she calls her time on Amtrak her “productive territory.” “I really respect that Amtrak doesn’t judge me when, like an idiot, I show up approximately two minutes before departure,” says the busy TV personality who bounces between appointments at ESPN, ...

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Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Aaron Durand is more than a Twitter guru, he’s also a life-long rail fan who recently enjoyed both passions while traveling on our Coast Starlight and Cascades trains. In fact, while friend and fellow photographer Jessica Zollman captured still images on her iPhone, he created this brief but beautiful micro-music video. “A natural byproduct of being a rail fan are tunnels, trestles, and ...

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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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