I have been an Amtrak train traveler since I was 12. I made many trips to Washington DC and Maryland to visit family over the years and decades. I went on my first overnight trip on Amtrak when I was 19. I was still living in Brooklyn, New York at the time, so I left out of Penn Station. I went to visit my best friend, at the time, who had moved to Miami to attend college out there….
Last month I did something that I have been dreaming of doing since I was 17 years old. I took the train from New York to San Francisco. It is a very expensive trip, but worth every penny. I had my own sleeper compartment and so did the rest of my family. All meals were included and we were treated like VIP travelers….