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)
Update, August 2023: Prices for flights and trips were updated to reflect what traveling in October 2023 would look like. Taking a train ride across the country is something that sounds incredibly appealing- until you look at the price. Compared… Read More »Why is Amtrak So Expensive? [Passenger Rail Prices, Investigated]
Amtrak trains are slowly growing in popularity as people look for interesting and environmentally-friendly ways to travel. With the passing of the infrastructure bill in the summer of 2022, interest in traveling via Amtrak is higher than ever. With all… Read More »Does Amtrak have wifi? It depends on the train.
There are many things about traveling via Amtrak that appeal to seniors, from the relaxed pace to the simplicity of checking in and getting onboard. Amtrak provides amazing “road trip” scenery without the hassle of driving yourself, and it’s simpler… Read More »Amtrak for seniors: prices, discounts, and accomodations
Trying to change your travel plans is usually a nightmare. Flights and hotels are notoriously picky and unwilling to help, but what about train travel? Is Amtrak customer service good, easy to deal with, and helpful? Or is it a… Read More »My (Fantastic) Experience With Amtrak Customer Service
Amtrak is expensive, there’s no way around that. If you’ve booked a trip that you can no longer go on, the money you spent is going to be the first thing on your mind. Let’s take a dive into Amtrak’s… Read More »Amtrak refunds: what to know (and how to cancel) if your train travel plans change
Similar to your local Post Office, Amtrak is a government agency that was created to serve the needs of Americans. Though they charge you for their services, they are heavily subsidized by government funds, because intercity passenger trains are considered… Read More »Who owns Amtrak? The Federal Government: Here’s what that means
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