Amtrak is a unique travel experience, but some travelers come away from their trip dissatisfied because they start out expecting way more than Amtrak can possibly deliver. For an Amtrak trip, especially an overnight trip, it's important to embark with the right frame of mind, ready for an adventure and expecting the unexpected.
With more and more people considering trying out Amtrak's rail passenger service for a fairly long trip, some information and suggestions might be helpful, particularly for first-time Amtrak travelers. If you can select an Amtrak route that will work for you, you'll probably have an amazingly enjoyable trip. From a train, you'll get a unique perspective of the American countryside as you roll through it.
There have been hundreds of rail accidents in the British Rail History. I have compiled in this hub, the worst rail accidents which were caused due to various reasons.
Here's an illustrated guide showing my experience when I traveled on the world's first solar-powered train in Byron Bay, Australia. Includes facts about the history of the solar train, photos plus information about timetable, fares, souvenirs and the location of stations in Byron Bay.
If you’re planning to take Amtrak from Chicago Union Station, read the following tips to make the boarding process less confusing, less stressful, and much more manageable.
The Northern Line platform at Embankment station still plays the original recording for the ‘Mind The Gap’ announcement. This is because the announcer's widow wrote to transport for London, asking if she could have a copy of the recording to...
Subways or Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Systems in Seoul, Taipei, Tokyo and Hong Kong are known to be efficient, reliable, safe, and clean. See how Seoul Metro and Taipei MRT fared
Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city worth a visit for those living in or visiting Portland, OR. One economical and relaxing way to travel to Vancouver is by taking the Amtrak Cascades train.
Here are some tips on surviving long trips. From getting the best seat to keeping yourself occupied, I've got you covered.
Tips, suggestions and a review—including photos of the inside of a cabin—based on my experiences travelling by train between Toronto and Vancouver, Canada on VIA Rail's Canadian.
Carved by the Colorado river, the Grand Canyon is the most popular tourist site in Arizona. In 2013, there were 130,191 northbound boardings. By train, view the inspiring scenery and "the canyon."
A guide to visiting the Southern Chinese city of Guangzhou from Hong Kong using the Guangzhou–Kowloon Intercity Through Train service.
Amtrak provides passenger service to all of the continental United States, except for Wyoming and South Dakota. They offer many different route options.
Traveling overnight on an Amtrak train can be an unusual, enjoyable, and even exciting adventure. Hopefully, some of the tips in this article will be helpful if and when you decide to try this unique travel experience.
The speed and safety of the Shinkansen is unmatched when traveling throughout Japan. And there's no better way to compliment this experience than with a Shinkansen bento.
Depending of your physical condition and your personality, using Mexico City's subway can be the fastest and cheapest way to move in the city or a hassle. Read on to find out if it is for you!