Derek Low is a blogger and traveller and he’s just put together and amazing ‘road trip’ that can have you touring across the United States of America and for so cheap too. The only catch? It isn’t technically a ‘road’ trip. It’s all down by train…
The epic 3,400 mile coast-to-coast train journey takes only four days, though. That’s if you can somehow do it without stopovers. Which no one would do. The train leaves from a town just outside of San Francisco – 20 minutes away – called Emeryville.
You buy your tickets from the California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited. Oh, and the price? A staggering $213.00!
“Traveling by train gives you a glimpse into the soul of America,” he says. “The experience rewards you with far more stories and experiences and sights than you could ever witness alone in a car, eyes fixed on the road, or on a five-hour flight across the country.”
“The train begins its journey running alongside the tranquil waters of the San Francisco Bay Area for some fabulous coastal views. At some parts, the train was literally a foot from the water.”
“The seats are spacious with plenty of legroom and they recline a good 40 degrees. They’re more comfortable than economy class seats on planes; perhaps something more like business class on a crappy domestic airline.”
“In just four days, I’ve seen both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean without taking a flight. Some people have told me that I’ve already seen more of the country than most Americans.”
So, then. It’s cheap, sure. But the planning is a lot of effort, right? Right. But there’s a way to get it booked, save loads of cash and still not have to bother with all the boring stuff. Derek will plan and book it all for you! For just $49!