8 Beautiful Colorado Train Rides

The wind brushed my face, causing me to question whether the breathlessness I felt was from the wind, the altitude, or the utter enormity of the Colorado Rocky Mountains I was viewing up close on the train. Riding in an open-air car, the pace was a leisurely 12 miles per hour, which felt like a…

7 Pacific Coast Stops To Make While Riding The Coast Starlight

While riding Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle is spectacular — following the coast for nearly 350 miles, traveling through mountains and rolling hills, including Mount Shasta, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier — it can be an even greater adventure if you plan to stop at some of the…

Chicago

My wife and I take the train to Chicago every couple of years. It’s a three hour trip from Grand Rapids that affords beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Train travel is one of my favorite methods of getting from point A to point B. I like it because train routes tend to bypass major highways…

An Amazing View on the California Zephyr

The California Zephyr passes through areas of Colorado that are only accessible by rail. Here’s a peek at the view. Read more about Colorado by rail: You Won’t Want to Miss These 4 Great Places to Eat in Winter Park My New Favorite Travel Accessory Want Less Fear, More Joy? Take the Next Step A Lesson in…

Colorado by Rail (Itinerary)

Two days until I depart for Colorado. I’ll take the long way there and leave Kansas City Union Station Sunday morning heading East to arrive in Galesburg, Il. in the afternoon. Then I’ll catch the California Zephyr heading West on one of the most stunning routes in the U.S. to arrive in Winter Park the…