Always wanted to travel cross-country by train but worried about what exactly that entails? Or maybe you’ve heard horror stories and are already dead-set against an extended railway trip. Consider traveling on Amtrak before you make your final decision. Planes might be a faster way to travel, but there’s something to be said about the intimacy and convenience of train travel where the world isn’t shrouded by clouds. Amtrak could be your answer for a comfy, relaxing, cross-country trip where you can sit back, gaze out the window and watch America go by.
1. Awesome Staff!
Expect to be treated like family by most of Amtrak’s long distance trains’ staff. Many are more than happy to indulge in conversations about their lives, families, and of course their job and the railroad. You’ll be spending loads of time with your train attendant and the staff of the dining car, so their top-quality customer service is a huge plus.