Top 10 2015 Amtrak Blog Posts

Top 10 2015 Amtrak Blog Posts

The Amtrak blog is where we break down the best tips, deals, places to visit, employee profiles, #AmtrakStories and latest news. This past Fall, we were thrilled to debut a refreshed blog featuring  the beautiful scenes you can only see from a train. First time rider? We’ve got a post for that. Need some inspiration for a cross country #AmtrakAdventure? Yep, we covered that too. Check out some of our favorite posts from 2015 below:

1) November 2015: Application for Amtrak Residency is Open!: Our second Amtrak Writers Residency announcement explained the application process for 2016, continuing the 2015’s excitement over the 24 writers who got to travel the Amtrak system on cross country adventures, sharing their stories and pictures along the way.

2) Himmy’s Make-A-Wish Amtrak Adventure: Himmy’s wish to ride the fastest train in America got our attention, and we were proud to partner with Make-A-Wish to bring Himmy to Washington, D.C. and train him as an honorary conductor for the day.

3) Five Real Life Emojis You’ll Meet on an Amtrak Train: 2015 was arguably the Year of the Emoji, and we broke down the types of real life emojis you might catch on your next ride.

4) INTERVIEW: Cruz the K-9’s Top Safety Tips: A notoriously cute crime-fighter, Cruz the K-9 sat down to give us his top travel safety tips before retiring from protecting our passengers.

5) Real Riders Tell Us Their Travel Essentials: You told us your favorite train essentials, from blankets to books and much more. But the best travel accessory? A bestie to make memories with.

6) #TimeToBuild: This video makes the case for why infrastructure investment is so critical. Whether it’s fixing tunnels, bridges or tracks, we can all agree that investing in America’s transportation future is one that will pay off for generations to come.

7) Introducing the New Amtrak Guest Rewards: Set to debut in January, the new Amtrak Guest Rewards system makes earning and redeeming points even easier. No black out dates or time-restrictions on Acela redemption make now a better time than ever to join Amtrak Guest Rewards.

8) Amtrak Adventure: G Funk Style: The Regulator himself took our Southwest Chief and Capitol Limited to kick off the release of his new EP and made us a custom Spotify playlist along the way.

9) Amy Merrick’s Amtrak ‘Grams From the Rails: World traveler, celebrity floral stylist and Instagram extraordinaire, Amy Merrick took us through her #AmtrakAdventure with personalized touches and stunning views from the Coast Starlight.

10) Passport to Adventure: Emeryville to Truckee: We teamed up with the folks at Passion Passport to bring you a series of short trip adventures that culminated in a cross country #AmtrakAdventure. The findings? Train travel is the best way to build community, make memories, and rediscover America the Beautiful.

Is there something you always wanted to know about Amtrak? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll cover it in 2016!