Your first cross country train trip — everything you need to know!

So you think you want to take the train on your next cross country trip? I would highly recommend it, it’s quite an adventure and I fell in love with train travel on my first trip. Fortunately, I took another trip a month later that was not all sunshine and roses so I’m able to provide a pretty realistic look at all sides. Just like … Continue reading Your first cross country train trip — everything you need to know!

All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 1)

I sat there in the dark bus at 2:58 a.m., not ten minutes into the trip, my feet already freezing from a floor AC vent blowing frigid air, rain pounding on the windows and thought to myself, “Why do I do this?” I deal with fear a lot at the beginning of trips. Little nagging moments that I push through because the tickets are booked, … Continue reading All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 1)

All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 2)

This post is a continuation from Part 1. * * * * * We continued on through North Dakota and into Montana. I was amazed at the land during this part of the trip. Talk about wide open spaces! I had the Dixie Chicks playing constantly in my head against my will. Parts of this country can be so crowded yet in these parts there’s … Continue reading All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 2)