Amtrak sleeper cars are awesome. Covered meals, showers, and a bed to sleep on make cross-country traveling way easier. But, with those luxuries comes an added cost; in fact, Amtrak’s smallest sleeper cabin, the roomette, is usually more expensive than… Read More »How Much Does an Amtrak Roomette Cost? Prices for 2024 (Updated January 21)
Thinking about heading to Mackinac island to enjoy a city without cars? Try some whitefish dip and finish it off with some fresh fudge? Before you book your ferry tickets and find the best hotel on Mackinac Island, read this… Read More »What’s the Best Time to Visit Mackinac Island? (2023 Update)
Today, I’m going to do a quick rundown of what are, in my belief, the best hotels on Mackinac Island. Most hotels have this weird “1890s wallpaper” aesthetic, so none of them are going to feel like a JW Marriott… Read More »What’s the Best Hotel on Mackinac Island? 5 Excellent Choices
The simple answer to this question is, well, no – there is no Amtrak station in Columbus, Ohio. The recent Amtrak funding in the infrastructure bill, as well as support from local transit organizations, gives me hope there will be… Read More »Can You Ride Amtrak from Columbus, Ohio?
Cincinnati Union Station was a wonderful place to start our trip to the North Cascades on Amtrak. It was so shockingly cool, a true memorial to the Art Deco movement, that I decided to dedicated a full post to it! The… Read More »All About Cincinnati Union Terminal: History, Photos, and More
“I could have sworn I had nicer clothes than this… this is 80% old gym stuff!” Packing for a 3-week trip that evenly splits city adventures and backpacking is no easy feat. I learned that first-hand when trying to pack… Read More »Trip Diary: 3 Weeks in Washington (Day 1)
Most of the time, when you hear the word “Polyester”, it’s not in the most positive light. Commonly, people deride polyester because it’s a synthetic fabric. Hikers, backpackers, and people who love the National Parks, though, know that polyester clothing… Read More »Is Polyester a Good Base Layer?