Picturesque Tennessee Road Trip

There are plenty of reasons to take a road trip from Nashville to Chattanooga — delicious food, historical sites, Southern hospitality, live music, and gorgeous scenery among them — but the outdoor adventures are among some of the best in the U.S. Fill your belly and feed your soul with food and music in Nashville,…

Traveling During A Pandemic + Alaska Itinerary

Who knows how long it will take for travel to recover post COVID-19? For now, many are planning summer road trips to smaller destinations, seeking less-traveled paths to allow for physical distancing and outdoor settings. Some things to consider before planning a trip: Check the current status of the outbreak in the city you plan…

6 National Park Adventures and Where to Stay

National parks across the country are in the process of reopening, with iconic destinations like the Grand Canyon and Old Faithful already accessible to visitors. In 2019, the National Park Service system received more than 327.5 million visits, and based on recent travel data, the parks could be even more desirable this summer as people…

Grand Canyon Railway Rides Again on June 15

The Grand Canyon Railway will run to the South Rim of Grand Canyon and the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel will reopen to guests starting on June 15, 2020.   Arizona residents can save 30 percent on all train fares.  In addition, a special Summer Getaway Package features a one or two-night escape that includes accommodations at…

10 Essential Travel Accessories for Women

USAbyRail participates in affiliate programs with various companies. We may earn a commission when you click on or make purchases via links. Packable Hat A pack-able hat that can be worn while traveling is good, but a hat that can be rolled up and stored in luggage is even better. There has never been a…

Ozark Mountains Road Trip: Osage Beach to Eureka Springs

Take a meandering route through Missouri and into northern Arkansas to enjoy scenery that changes with the seasons. The Ozark Mountains span four states and consist of a plateau that covers 50,000 square miles. There’s plenty of hiking, rivers, lakes, and caves interspaced amongst the wilderness areas, making for a great road trip adventure with…

Virginia City Looks To Rise Again

Late 1800s Nevada Mining Town and its Small Businesses Eager to Welcome Visitors Back Virginia City, Nevada, once a boomtown responsible for producing more than $700 million in mined gold and silver ore from the Comstock Lode, is today primarily driven by tourism. Its main street is lined with mom and pop shops, restaurants, and…

How to Sneak a San Francisco Chef Into Your Kitchen

You can’t visit them (yet) and they can’t come to you but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience the creativity, expertise, and delicious cuisine of some of San Francisco’s top chefs in your home while you shelter in place and help flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic.

Practical Prepping

I remember when people used to comment on Madonna’s ability to reinvent herself. I believe we all have that potential to take inventory, realize the current situation, and realign our goals to meet the new climate. I’m in the midst of that myself.

Road Trip: Washington D.C. to Culpeper, Virginia

The natural beauty of Virginia plus the abundance of outdoor activities, craft beverage makers, and historical sites, lends itself as an ideal road trip. Start in D.C., then visit several cities in Northern Virginia before ending your tour in Culpeper, Virginia. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.