overnight trains

Passing through Red Rock mountains in New Mexico. Amtrak Chicago to Los Angeles.

Across America on Amtrak Southwest Chief Chicago to Los Angeles

Forty hours, an ice storm and 2,250 miles of American history and landscapes. Travel across America on Amtrak Southwest Chief Chicago to Los Angeles. At three o’clock the conductor shouted, “All aboard,” the doors clanked shut and our train rolled out of beautiful Union Station in Chicago. The weather report didn’t look good.  Ice, sleet and snow were forecast for […] Read more…

Amtrak Viewliner

Connecting to Wifi on Amtrak Trains and at Stations

Yes, Virginia.  There is wifi aboard Amtrak and at Amtrak stations.  However, all of us who travel with smart phones, tablets and computers close at hand need to know the limitations. The good news: wifi is offered aboard many Amtrak trains including long distance trains.  There’s also wifi at most Amtrak stations.  And it’s free!  […] Read more…

Amtrak Silver Meteor Dining Car.

Lower Fares on Amtrak Sleeping Cars to Florida and New York

Now there’s a less expensive option to travel overnight to and from Florida. If you’ve never taken an overnight sleeper aboard Amtrak between New York and Miami, you are missing one of the most interesting, fun and relaxing ways to travel along the eastern seaboard.  But for many, the price of a compartment on Amtrak sleeping cars […] Read more…

One of the prettiest of the Amtrak Silver Meteor Dining Cars.

Overnight on Amtrak from Florida to New York City

There are plane people. And there are train people. Some people want to get there yesterday. Others, like me, enjoy the journey.  For train people, the trip begins when you step onboard. Settle into your seat.  Wait for that forward lurch when the wheels engage, signaling the journey has begun. It’s slow travel; scenic, relaxing and […] Read more…

Amtrak Viewliner

Amtrak Capitol Limited Superliner Bedroom Review

Amtrak Capitol Limited from Washington DC to Chicago I travel quite a bit aboard Amtrak trains all over the country. Sometimes it’s for one night, like from Florida to New York. Other times, I’m barreling across country on two-night train adventures, from Chicago to California, New Orleans to Los Angeles or even up to Washington […] Read more…

Amtrak Zephyr curve in Colorado

All Aboard to Hawaii

From Florida to Hawaii without flying. Tired of long lines at airports and long waits on the tarmac?  Even longer time sitting cramped in an airline seat? Hawaii calls but you don’t like or don’t want to fly there.  Here’s how to visit Hawaii without setting foot on a plane.  Ever. 14,508 miles. That’s the distance from […] Read more…