I have traveled Amtrak trains since 1993. I soon discovered that I need to include the ride as part of my adventure, my journey.
Amtrak shares the tracks with freight trains. Knowing this, Amtrak will rarely be on time. Riding Amtrak is an opportunity to get to know national and international people within our international global neighborhood!
Sit back and enjoy the journey. You may not make it to your destination on time, but you will have an adventure of a journey along the way!
This is an opportunity to try out your people skills, communication skills, your "how flexible are you" skills. If you are not prepared for the journey, you will not like using Amtrak as your mode of transportation. But, if you like to socialize, meet new people, have a ride of a life time, see the country that most people never see, read a book, take a nap, take a stroll in the isle while you move across America the Beautiful, then Amtrak is the Journey for you. Otherwise, take a car, take a bus, take a plane, take a bike, take a walk, or better yet, rent a video and watch your vacation from the comfort of your couch or bed.....its up to you!
Personally, I love taking my journey with Amtrak!
One Life, One Journey, A Myriad of Adventures!
Monetary Loss: $200.