Dining on the Amtrak California Zephyr

Dining on the Amtrak California Zephyr Recently I took the California Zephyr across the country from Emeryville, CA to Chicago, IL.  I traveled with my mom and we booked a Superliner Bedroom to have a bit more space.  All rooms, whether a Bedroom or Roomette, include meals with the cost of the ticket. All meals … Read more

Amtrak California Zephyr Train San Fransisco to Chicago

Amtrak California Zephyr Train San Fransisco to Chicago After riding the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, I was hooked on the idea of traveling by train.  This time I convinced my mom to join me for an adventure on the California Zephyr.  We were able to book a Sleeper Bedroom during an Amtrak … Read more

Napa Valley Wine Train & Tour

Napa Valley Wine Train & Tour During a stay at the Andaz Napa, I took the Napa Valley Wine Train with some family members.  While there are a number of itineraries that you can book, we opted for the Grgich Hills Winery Tour.  The tour included a one hour train ride with lunch to the … Read more

Thalys and SNCF Poor Customer Service

Thalys Lounge

Thalys and SNCF Poor Customer Service As part of my crazy, around the world trip I had to get from Nantes, France to Antwerp, Belgium.  With the fast trains in France and Belgium, I thought taking the train would be a more comfortable, cheaper, and ultimately easier option than trying to route a flight for … Read more

Norway in a Nutshell in One Day

Norway in a Nutshell in One Day If you want to get a taste of the natural beauty of Norway, the easiest way to do it is through a route that is commonly known as “Norway in a nutshell”.  It takes you, via train, to a ferry ride through the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord located between … Read more

Dining on the Amtrak Coast Starlight

Dining on the Amtrak Coast Starlight One of the nice things about booking a Room or Roomette on Amtrak is that all your meals are included.  For the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, that works out to five meals (lunch and dinner on Day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2).  Meals … Read more