By Locomotive

By Locomotive

If you’ve never ridden the train partially (or all the way) across the country, you ought to. In my view, I see Amtrak as a transportation service that facilitates three distinct economic tiers, and this mixture, along with the days-long, overnight-type long-haul, creates an interesting population within any given train. And so, the three tiers exist as such: the only form of transportation available to you, the transportation method of your choice, transportation as bookends to a luxurious vacation. Amtrak identifies these tiers as Coach, Business, and Sleeper. As a guide for first-time train travelers, I will simply outline the various benefits/drawbacks of each tier, and then, I will divulge some of my personal packing tips. Read more