Posts Tagged: Travel Tips

Train Manners Part II

Train Manners Part II

Amtrak riders travel for all sorts of reasons; trips to the big game, headed back to college, the daily commute, and so on. But one thing is constant, train manners matter. In an effort to limit the side eyes and long sighs (yea we all do it),we once again asked the Amtrak audience from Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to give us ...

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Seven Tips for Your First Cross Country Journey

Gearing up for your first cross country train  journey? Travel blogger Kelley Ferro, who traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles aboard the epic Southwest Chief, has seven tips for getting the most out of your journey! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, this long train ride crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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Why a Ride on the Texas Eagle Needs to be on Your Bucket List

The Texas Eagle travels daily between Chicago and San Antonio, taking you through major cities from Austin to Dallas. And connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited. Here's five reasons you should definitely put this trip on your bucket list! 1. Spot a Historic Town Amtrak's new stop in Hope, Arkansas ...

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Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Awesome Shopping Spots A Train Ride Away

Venture away from your local mall this summer and explore awesome shopping cities across the country. With your two free carry-on pieces of luggage in tow, we can take you to notoriously amazing shopping hubs like New York City and Los Angeles without breaking a sweat. But don't limit yourself, there's a lot of shopping out there. Here are four more ...

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Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

Awesome July Events a Train Ride Away

America’s Birthday isn’t the only travel-worthy event happening next month. With awesome festivals and parties taking place around the country, there’s always a reason to take a train and explore a new place. So, snag your train tickets, score a deal, and check out these four non-4th related July events. Music Festival in New Orleans Get pumped to jam with ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner. So, if you’re feeling unsure about what to give, then check out these perfect gift ideas for any travel aficionado. An Awesome Family Vacation Give dad a gift you can enjoy too: A family adventure! We love taking our passengers on unforgettable journeys across the country – and we even plan special trips ...

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Eat Here Now: Five Foodie Cities

Eat Here Now: Five Foodie Cities

Hungry? Head to these scrumptious spots in America's top foodie cities, as recently ranked by Conde Nast Traveler... Newport, Rhode Island This seafood sanctuary is a fishmonger’s heaven. Feel as happy as a clam after chowing down at the 78-year-old Flo’s Clam Shack -- or, opt for a more upscale and unique dining experience at the Spiced Pear, which serves wild burgundy escargot and ...

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Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

Style Tips for the Fashion-Forward Traveler

We are all about sitting back and enjoying the ride… but, if you’re wondering what to wear, take these style tips from Windsor Hanger, co-founder of the hip college blog HerCampus: “Comfort is key [but] keep it chic - you never know who you’re going to meet!” and get decked out in her favorite train-worthy attires: Cute variation on the sweatshirt from ...

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Best Places to Go For Less than $118

Best Places to Go For Less than $118

We’ve all survived the harsh winter together. Now it’s time to celebrate and go somewhere new! Forget the stress of planning a car trip, never worry about the closest gas station, and feel free to use your phone when you travel by train this summer. In fact you can enjoy eating family meals in our dining car and take in ...

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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 - 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn't get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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Amtrak Apps at Your Service

Amtrak Apps at Your Service

We know our customers love our Amtrak apps, more than 3.5 million downloads worth, that's why we are always looking for ways to improve them. The iPhone® and Android(TM) apps are now updated to improve the customer experience and with the recent release of the Amtrak Windows Phone® app we now have Amtrak apps available on all three mobile platforms. “We ...

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How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

How Amtrak Commits to Sustainability

At Amtrak the Earth matters. That is why we are always striving to implement practices and tactics that improve our fuel energy and efficiency while connecting you to over 500 destinations. To let our more than 31.6 million passengers know what we are doing to ensure that Amtrak remains one of the more environmentally friendly modes of transportation, we sat ...

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Amtrak Winter Storm Preparation

Amtrak Winter Storm Preparation

Up and down the Northeast Corridor we are making preparations for potential impacts from the pending winter storm. Here is what we are doing to prepare: Severe Weather Command Center Activated – Amtrak’s multi-departmental Severe Weather Command Center has been activated at the Consolidated National Operations Center in Wilmington, Del. From this facility, a task force is monitoring the latest weather ...

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Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

This year we launched our brand new blog! And special thanks goes to you, our customer! You've made reporting on Amtrak and our more than 500 destinations and 31.6 million customers an awesome adventure. As we wind down the year, here are the blog's 10 most popular stories from 2013. 10. We’ve Got a Big Announcement We had big news to share with ...

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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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