America By Rail Blog

Aug
07
posted on August 07, 2015
Getting around by train is one of the many unique transportation experiences. Traveling by rail requires a different method of packing than what you might do for a road trip or plane ride. Train vacat... Read More...
Jul
08
posted on July 08, 2015
Traveling by train offers a unique experience of exploration and relaxation combined. From major parks to those lesser known, discovering America’s National Parks is a once in a lifetime experie... Read More...
Jun
01
posted on June 01, 2015
Train rides can offer a lot more than a destination. Under fiery red and orange tree cover and winding through river valleys, North American scenic train rides give passengers a charming new perspecti... Read More...
May
11
posted on May 11, 2015
Last year my wife and I made our third trip to Alaska. I have a good friend, Captain Russell, who is a commercial fisherman in Ketchikan.  When our ship came into port we joined Russell and hi... Read More...
May
08
posted on May 08, 2015
Branson, Missouri is the perfect vacation destination for those looking to travel by train in order to see the most scenic views the city has to offer. Choose from a number of luxury train vacations d... Read More...
Apr
07
posted on April 07, 2015
Today is World Health Day and to celebrate we’re counting down the America’s healthiest cities to visit from the east to the west coast. During your vacation it is possible to relax and un... Read More...
Mar
10
posted on March 10, 2015
Springtime is upon us and it's time for April showers and May flowers. Wildflowers are one of the best parts of spring, popping up unexpectedly and beautifully, telling us that spring has officially a... Read More...
Feb
20
posted on February 20, 2015
St. Patrick's Day is now less than a month away and the green clothes are popping up everywhere in stores to replace all the pink and red of Valentine's Day. St. Patrick's Day is a fun-filled day of c... Read More...
Jan
26
posted on January 26, 2015
January is already coming to an end and the Christmas and New Year’s decorations are all back in their bins. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s about that time t... Read More...
Dec
05
posted on December 05, 2014
The holidays can be stressful, from trying to find the perfect gift to cooking gourmet feasts for your family, the holiday spirit can turn into more work than fun. While we love the hustle and bustle ... Read More...
Nov
07
posted on November 07, 2014
Deciding whether or not to base your vacation off of a travel package is a big decision. There are many advantages and disadvantages to vacation packages and depending on the person, it may or may not... Read More...
Oct
02
posted on October 02, 2014
Nothing can rival the beauty of the changing of leaves all across the country. Reds, yellows, and oranges come together to put on a show for spectators for just a few short weeks each year. The awe-in... Read More...
Jan
02
posted on January 02, 2014
Please join America by Rail Tour Directors, Patti Rogers and Ned Kilmer and learn all about these fabulous tours:  videos, literature, and $50 SAVINGS COUPONS.   Refreshments will be se... Read More...
Oct
06
posted on October 06, 2013
CANADA MARITIMES RAIL / SAIL ADVENTURE With Tour Director – Patti Rogers October 2, 2013 This evening we rolled out of Chicago Union Station at 9:30 pm on the Lake Shore Limited tra... Read More...
Jul
16
posted on July 16, 2013
Playing games on your train journey is a great way to pass the time and enjoy some quality time with your travel companions. With your suitcases packed full of vacation essentials, you may be limited ... Read More...
Apr
12
posted on April 12, 2013
For passengers, trains are a wonderful place to kick back, watch the scenery rolling by, and enjoy effortless trips from point A to point B. Behind the scenes however, are many skilled workers making ... Read More...
Jan
21
posted on January 21, 2013
Where would the entertainment world be without trains? If you give it some thought, trains are much more than a means of transportation; they have been a big impact on pop culture in a variety of ways... Read More...
Dec
05
posted on December 05, 2012
  San Antonio is a beautiful city built on the banks of the historic San Antonio River in south central Texas. Home to more than 1.3 million people, the city is a thriving melting pot of vibra... Read More...
Sep
05
posted on September 05, 2012
If you’ve mentioned how excited you are to visit Seattle on your train vacation, you may have heard a few people pessimistically retort, “Doesn’t it rain there all the time?” S... Read More...
Aug
01
posted on August 01, 2012
Trains play a different role in each of our lives. For suburbanites living outside the city, trains are often the most economical way to commute to and from work. For others, a train vacation might be... Read More...
Feb
22
posted on February 22, 2012
Why Trains Make Great Travel Methods for Seniors Imagine it’s that time of year when you start thinking about taking a vacation. Part of the work involves choosing an ideal location while the h... Read More...
Dec
08
posted on December 08, 2011
PACKING Apparel for aboard the train is casual -- slacks, sport shirts, sweatshirts and sweaters.  Be sure to take warm clothes and outerwear.  Dress for the trains in terms of layers. If i... Read More...
Nov
04
posted on November 04, 2011
Rail travel was the primary mode of transportation in America for the first half of the 19th century. Railroads served as the connection between East and West and were by far the fastest and most conv... Read More...
Oct
25
posted on October 25, 2011
My Dear Connie, Thank you for your guidance, Thank you for your care, When there was a problem. You were always there.   We loved your ready smile, And your flag kept us in line. We&rsquo... Read More...
Oct
13
posted on October 13, 2011
What’s a movie without a train? Think about everything trains provide for a storyline. Trains are ideal for western robberies and cold, mysterious crime scenes. They provide an element of danger... Read More...
Sep
27
posted on September 27, 2011
Our trip was quite the adventure! We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the very well laid out plans. The scenery was to die for, and our co-travelers were warm and friendly. Our Tour Director, P... Read More...
Aug
24
posted on August 24, 2011
  America By Rail Sweepstakes America By Rail is offering up a once in a life time experience for one grand prize winner: A 6-day rail vacation to San Antonio and New Orleans for two! This priz... Read More...
Aug
02
posted on August 02, 2011
Model Train enthusiasts are dedicated and hardworking engineers who appreciate all that the rails have to offer. Looking to stay up to date on the latest in model railroading? We whipped up this custo... Read More...
Jul
27
posted on July 27, 2011
We have been on many trips with America By Rail. We especially appreciate having someone else plan the trip, make the reservations, and provide a tour guide as well. We could report on many trips, but... Read More...

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