Posts Tagged: Cascades

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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4 Most Scenic Train Rides

4 Most Scenic Train Rides

There's nothing like scenic train rides to get all your Instagram followers excited! While we think all of our routes are special, there are a few that really take our breath away. Here are the four most beautiful Amtrak trips in the U.S.! Coast Starlight The Coast Starlight connects Los Angeles and Seattle and goes through some pretty amazing terrain (this Instavideo proves it!). When you travel ...

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Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

Fans Pick Best Places to Visit in 2014

When we vowed to retire the term “staycation” in 2014, you responded in a big way. Hundreds of you shared all the best places to visit by train in the New Year using the hashtag #Amtrak2014, and we’re excited to announce that the results are in! Here are the top 10 places Amtrak fans & followers are going in 2014: ...

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Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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Athletes Begin Epic Adventure to Ski Trip by Train

Athletes Begin Epic Adventure to Ski Trip by Train

With winter temperatures freezing nearly half of the U.S., a team of free skiers is venturing to western Montana to experience the trip of a lifetime.  Despite the historic lows and grounded air travel, six thrill-seekers are setting out to give you an inside look at what it’s like to be a professional athlete in a special web series called ...

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An Unforgettable First Train Trip to Seattle

An Unforgettable First Train Trip to Seattle

Last December Sherry and her daughter Jennifer, who were both first time riders on Amtrak, made lifelong memories during a mother-daughter trip to Seattle. The first sign the trip was going to be a memorable one? Santa greeted them on the platform. “We had no idea how it all went about,” says Sherry who was traveling the Cascades with her ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! This week's Photo of the Week comes from the beautiful King Street Station in Seattle! A large-scale renovation of the station was recently completed, which salvaged the ornate ceiling that was previously covered by a lower false ceiling. The holiday decorations then add the perfect sparkle to the historic 1906 building. Seattle ...

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America’s Best Thanksgiving Parades

America’s Best Thanksgiving Parades

We prefer to ride, but if you must march, do so at the U.S.’s best Thanksgiving Day parades! Our extensive rail network across the country takes customers to more than 500 destinations—big and small. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy family vacations to some of these great parade cities. 1. New York City Let’s start by stating the ...

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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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Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

This weekend the #AmtrakRivalry train leaves Chicago headed to East Lansing, Mich., to see the MSU Spartans take on the University of Michigan. And it will be chock full of football fans—from opposing teams. Yep, we’re doing it, folks! But Michigan isn’t the only place for big #AmtrakRivalry games. Here’s the top college rivalries served by Amtrak. 6. Georgia Tech ...

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Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

To celebrate your opportunity to earn double Amtrak Guest Rewards points on select Cascades trips until Aug. 31, we asked our fans to tell us their favorite sights in one of the route's most popular cities--Seattle. Our Cascades service travels multiple times a day between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C. And from Pike Place Market to whale watching in Puget Sound, here ...

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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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Riding the Cascades to Canada, Aye?

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 Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple ...

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It’s True! You Can Fall in Love on the Train

It’s True! You Can Fall in Love on the Train

When Michael stepped aboard our Cascades service planning to travel from Portland to Seattle in February 2009, he didn’t know then that the trip would change his life. It wasn’t the adventure of train travel, but the chance meeting with the woman he would eventually propose to four years later, that made the Amtrak trip so memorable. “It was a ...

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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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