Posts Tagged: Crescent

Finding Commonalities

Earlier this spring, award-winning author, journalist, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s journalism institute, Farai Chideya embarked on a cross-country train trip. As part of the inaugural Amtrak Residency program, Farai swapped out her stationary office for scenic views, a mobile work space and the one of a kind experience of writing on a long-distance train. While on ...

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Spelman College Student Shares Her Amtrak Journey

Spelman College Student Shares Her Amtrak Journey

Last month, 30 students from Spelman College traveled on the Crescent from Atlanta to Washington, D.C. as part of a partnership with Amtrak.  The students met with Spelman alumni, toured Capitol Hill and even met with Amtrak staff. We recently chatted with Briana, a junior comparative women studies specialization in mass communications and production major at Spelman to find out ...

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AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Farai Chideya

Right now I’m listening to the whistle of an approaching train, and the laughter of ‘tweens a couple of roomettes down the hall. They’re adorable, part of an extended family traveling together — three girls and two women who give off an auntie/Godmomma vibe — a little permissive, but definitely in control. A different pair of women wait in matching ...

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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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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

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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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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Holiday Parades for Your Family

Holiday Parades for Your Family

Good cheer, quality time and memory making with family and friends, that’s what this time of year is all about. We love being your ride any day of the year, but it’s extra special when we can take you to the joys of the holiday season. Earlier this month, we highlighted Thanksgiving Parades across the country. But with the temperatures ...

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Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Served by the Crescent and the Carolinian/Piedmont, Charlotte, N.C. gives visitors a nice mix of sports, shopping and family-friendly fun. We thought we knew a lot about Queen City, but after chatting with local blogger, Tamara of Blitz and Glam we found out this charming southern city has a lot to offer Amtrak riders ready for an adventure. Amtrak: How long have you lived in ...

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