Travel Resources

Below are a variety of travel experts, train guides, and other information.

John Pitt, Author of "The USA By Rail" guide book

The USA by Rail guide book, fully updated in this latest seventh edition, reveals in entertaining fashion the unique pleasures of North American train travel with Amtrak and VIA Rail. John Pitt has travelled more than 75,000 miles by train in the USA and Canada and his book, published by Bradt Travel Guides, features comprehensive route guides as well as all the practical information you need to make reservations, buy tickets and find your way around strange train stations. There are maps to accompany each route guide, making it easy to plan your itinerary and get the most from an Amtrak or VIA Rail pass. Details of Amtrak high-speed Acela trains are included, as well as sound advice about local transport, sightseeing and accommodation in places en route, making USA by Rail the perfect travel companion (see reviews). The book includes:

  • History - from horsepower to Amtrak
  • Travel on Amtrak today
  • Complete guides to all train routes in the United States
  • Train travel in Canada
  • Over 100 steam railroads and train museums
  • Illustrations, maps and colour photographs
  • Advice for the visitor from overseas
  • Over 500 destinations in North America

Sharon Emerson, "Granny On The Go"

Certified Travel Planner & Travel Teacher

The Globetrotter's Club

The Internet Railroad Directory - Guide to 17,000 rail-related websites including train travel, model railroading, railfan resources, train simulators, and railroad industry sites.

Wickwood Hotel

Saugatuck, Michigan's best downtown hotel and inn. Daily breakfast from Silver Palate Cookbook Author Julee Rosso.

Cape Cod Vacation Packages

Enjoy special bed and breakfast deals and packages when you stay at the Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod.

Senior Travel Guide

Rail Links

Links to over 10,000 Rail Sites

Wireless Reading Device

Travel and Tourism Directory

Amazing Branson Rentals

Experience North America by Rail

See views of America that only traveling by rail can offer. Check out all of our incredible destinations throughout North America.

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