Free Travel & Vacation Articles

Professional Authors - Professional Articles



Travel Tips - How to Have a Great Time Traveling by Train


Many people who find themselves on tighter budgets these days due to the economy probably feel like they can't take their yearly vacation. Even flying within the United States can end up costing you a lot of money and renting a car to go to your destination might be out of the question as well with the cost of fuel as it is. But, you still can enjoy that vacation with the right planning and traveling by train. If you've never done travel in a train you'll be happy to discover that traveling by train is a lot more relaxing than if you were flying or driving your own car. You can eat, drink, enjoy the view and sleep during your trip all without hassle and without ever stepping out of the train while traveling to your destination.

Traveling by train can even be more fun if you are including family members as well since you'll be able to spend stress free time with everyone unlike the cramped confinements of a plane or a car. However; if it is your first time it might be a little overwhelming if you don't know what to expect. Here are a few pointers for you to make your journey as enjoyable as possible.

Since trains tend to get a little nippy in the evenings you should bring your own blankets and pillows because this is one thing that you are not provided when traveling by train. When it is time to get something to eat in the car for dining make sure you get there early and want a particular seat. Also, if it's crowded you need to prepare yourself for sitting with strangers. If you don't like that idea, they do allow you to bring your own food. If you like to drink alcoholic drinks, they are OK with that as long as you don't over do it.

When you first get on the train, make sure that you check the hours of operation of their dining car so you are aware of when they open and when they close. The last thing you want to do is find yourself hungry only to find out that not only did you not bring your own food but the car is closed for the night.

Make sure that you bring a long a lot of different things to keep you busy, especially if you are traveling with kids. Bring books, a laptop if you have one, music, hand held games, travel games, whatever you can think of that you might want to do while you are traveling.

Make sure that when you are up walking around that you don't leave anything valuable in your seat. Always take your valuables with you or make sure to stow them away when you are not using them so that you don't end up ruining your vacation by someone stealing something of value from you.

Before booking your trip on the train make sure to contact Amtrak first and ask them if they have any of their own tips on how to enjoy your journey a lot better while traveling on one of their trains. They will be more than happy to send you free information.

Amtrak also offers a planner that you can use and it comes with all the descriptions of what the train offers and all of it's route information. It will also notate the different services available on the particular train you are planning on traveling on.

If you are hesitant to ride coach, don't worry, coach on a train is far different than coach on a plane. The seats are bigger, far more comfortable and there is a lot more room between them than on a plane. If you are traveling for quite a ways you might consider reserving one of their sleeper cars. Not only are they private but usually coffee and meals will be included with those who book sleeper cars.

Like with any other trip always make sure to plan a head and do your research on what to expect and what you might be seeing along the route that your train will be traveling. But most of all enjoy the opportunity to relax, get to know new people and especially enjoy the scenery in a different way than you would be able to on a plane or in a car.



Comments
Felix Harmening commented on 07-Mar-2016 05:03 PM
story idea taxi orlando concerning Tweens?


Post a Comment




Captcha Image






BLOG TAG CLOUD
halloween donate cash short trip dealer kickbacks clothing friends website Saint John Bayou property civil war Hollywood travel company suitcase medical fishing trip trip traveller spring break inclement weather travel pillow rules mountains deal Priceline perfect travel itinerary business people non-stop flight historical site Atlantis Resort cappuccino bar tickets Garden District flight trattorias tourist better pack resort restaurant enjoy disney world California peak hour family friendly tourist scam crime plane trip seize the moment cruise seniors coach grad night zipper bag birth certificate boarding trusted credentials mexican news traveler's checks candy guidebooks hard rock cafe ghosts South Bank electrical adapter attractions anniversary ideas love shops peak travel times skirts Italy cruise line package tour diet issues Nassau newborn baby flying tops overseas camera relax at home last minute florida responsibility theft las vegas travel plans vacation tips river yawning trust country deadbolt group games dress portable plan ahead safety shore excursion budget cheaper destination group discounts chewing travelling with children disabilities Hurricane Katrina dresses regulations travelling vacations Westminster Abbey agreements chicago machu picchu zipcode travel agent clothes activities next planned vacation beach vacation break the bank unique vacation chocolate check in expensive hassles travel light free shuttles ironing camping language holiday tank of gas bags good plan white water rafting road trip bingo fall foliage plastic bags wake up service bathroom restaurant amusement park disney vacation club save money hot dog packing travelling with pets rentals earned time off fire exit Queen Mary's Rose Garden special day holiday tips scavenger hunt real estate laws accommodation incredible sights recreation take pictures mountain trips credit card planned vacation bike lock hotels kitchenette be prepared car trip warnings shorts yosemite migrate Paradise Island fleece pillow car train trip swindlers good health happy hour planning ahead good research museum fun cheap vacation peak season teens wrinkles company online research north california souvenirs car size St James Park Bunhill Fields road trip travel research meals Travelzoo enjoy packing clothes tourist attractions headaches vacation idea tight budget disney world travel to mexico family trip disaster relaxing weekend getaway expensive meals newborn children bus tour ice skating disneyland group friends casino vacation advice rain storm rv average price lockers dog friendly parking costs drinking vacation home gas mileage third world relax travelling gear electric items camp stove budget holiday summer months planning your trip relaxing vacation family insurance package ski classes travel itinerary descending relaxing weekend plane travel travel size dress shoes American family members movie night spirits gypsies holiday ideas planner equipment beach town have fun valuables plane enjoyable trip alcohol drawing attention disney parks casual travel VPN entrance fee daily life climbing ascending public transportation system outdoor jewelry snacks smokey mountains family construction standards tourists police officer trip tips traveler Travelocity planning a trip cycling tour ticket winter skin money sidestep.com beautiful luxury train laundry detergent bike repair enjoy disney valuable items romantic Expedia government ristorantis application fishing cab scams drugs voodoo successful trip terrorism boss travel home holiday ear pain travel safely vehicle personal items ocean europe weekend getaway low prices portland oregon cheap holiday meal liability stressful business travel itinerary the bahamas travel advice jet lag timeshare meetings church administration pickpockets leave home electric power strip Madame Lalauries Mansion medications credit cards car rental cemetary passport camcorder retreat area earned time local Underground craft casual shoes hotel family vacation jazz music internet search comfy travel pillow blazer rain take time emergency money travel insurance hiking rental car food cell phone sunscreen quality time overseas vacation registration Tat Britain Museum Tate Modern arrival New England travel iron action spa safety chain basketball Cafe Du Monde seattle excitement mexican holiday vacation by car flights camping area vacation ideas things to do raincoat whole church fancy hotel. national park hawaii free weekend Chamber of Commerce romp alaska biking holiday stream dog vacation trip game adventure good planning travel pillows games itinerary holiday with dog accomodation itinery travel bag Camden Market licence plates travel tip riding horses Bahamas cruise ship perfect relaxing weekend good book tourism center travel group festival tower of london holiday advice Pakistan US Embassy kayak.com valentines day lodging campground River Thames ID security walking shoes best rates breakfast in bed sleeper car train travel family gathering sunburn early boarding leaving the country planning common scams underwater adventure osterias cruise ship vacation recreational vehicle travel etiquette New Orleans shoreline weekend caribbean cruise short journeys debit cards DVD luggage combination locks bosses Class C fold youth oriented events mountain climbing entertainment meet people vacation fishing trip events nose passages family holiday fees swimming ATM save your life large family gathering trip planner shakespeare photo budget travel affordable room departure home train attendant Middle East successful retreat cruises Buckingham Palace great family holiday independents holiday package tours research shuttle service baby fall asleep amenities pants weather bus trip kayaking trip plan organizing a trip health different country bus underwear festivals vacation planning umbrella superstar St Paul's Cathedral ashland ship vacation alphabet game miniature golf populated cities equalize pressure successful vacation marketplace markets business trip Christmas United States Oxford Street museums movies TV historic old town london affordable Asia overhead compartment keys reservations medicine gum individual hotel rooms travel planning different historical societies hot tub airport do not disturb emergency packages holiday. insurance yellowstone car seat shoes disney vacation roses Thanksgiving travel tips churches visas artwork off season iphone disney transportation



Copyright 2016 - Free Info Site Enterprises
Privacy Policy  |  Copyright Policy  |  Website Use Policy  |  Non Endorsement Policy  |  Contact Us  

Travel Blogs
Travel