Walking – it was the first way we as humans got around, but it can seem like many people do anything they can to avoid it these days. But walking can be one of the most rewarding ways to travel, especially for those adventurers bold enough to plan a long-distance walk. But why exactly would you want to head out to explore the world on foot, for miles at a time? Let’s take a closer look.Continue reading “5 Reasons To Plan a Long-Distance Walk”
Picture this. Maybe you’re walking on a peaceful, warm beach, or sipping a beer outside your tent in a majestic forest. You’ve been on the road for a week or two, and you’ve got no plans to head home anytime soon. That is, if “home” is still a place for you! Suddenly, your phone pings. It’s a deposit into your bank account, a fresh infusion of cash to keep your trip going. But how? You haven’t sat at a desk or clocked in for weeks! It’s the magic of passive income, liberating you from your day-to-day job and expenses. But how can you make money like this when traveling? Join us as we take a closer look at the best passive income ideas for travelers.Continue reading “Making Money On The Road: Top 5 Passive Income Ideas For Travelers”
If you’ve ever wanted to travel the country by train but were put off by the cost, the Amtrak USA Rail Pass is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Amtrak recently debuted an updated version of this pass, and we’re taking a look at what you need to know.
Amtrak USA Rail Pass – New Pass, Same Value And Savings
Amtrak relaunched its multi-segment pass program in late spring 2021. The Amtrak USA Rail Pass isn’t the first pass the company has offered in its five decades of operation. Previously, Amtrak offered 8-segment, 12-segment, and 18-segment offerings at various prices, which needed to be used in 15 to 45 days. The closest comparable offering was a 12-segment, 30-day pass that cost nearly $600 for adults, or slightly under $50 per segment. The current pass provides a similar value, at $50 per trip segment.Continue reading “Amtrak USA Rail Pass: See The Country By Train On A Budget”
The California Zephyr is one of Amtrak’s most popular long-distance trains – and with very good reason. It’s Amtrak’s longest route, cutting a westward track from Chicago, across the plains and the Rockies, to California. Join us as we hit the rails on a seven-day journey through the iconic American cities and scenery that line this historic route.Continue reading “7 Days On Amtrak’s California Zephyr”
Ah, road trips. The allure of the long white line drawing you into the distance and toward adventure. But forgetting some crucial road trip essentials is an easy way to turn your dream vacation into the car ride from hell. We rounded our list of the must-have, can’t forget items that will keep you and your fellow travelers happy, entertained, safe, and fed no matter how far the road takes you.Continue reading “10 Must-Have Road Trip Essentials For Your Next Vacation”
It was one of the original methods for bridging the vast expanses of a young United States – the railroad. The age of the freeway and discount air travel may have ended rail’s status as top dog in the travel world. But train travel is still very much alive for those willing to seek out a little adventure. Long-distance and cross-country rail travel can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget. But if you’re like many people intrigued by the idea, the logistics may be holding you back. We’re taking a look at everything you need to know for a successful and fun trip on Amtrak cross-country.
Can You Travel Cross-Country By Amtrak Train?
Yes, and no. Let me explain.Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Amtrak Cross-Country Travel”
This is part two of our four-day Big Bend road trip through West Texas. If you missed it, here’s part one, with days 1 and 2 of the trip.
West Texas Road Trip Day 3: Terlingua to Marfa (122 Miles)
Good morning! Hope you got up early to check out one of those famous West Texas sunrises.Continue reading “4 Days in Big Bend: A West Texas Road Trip Pt. 2”
A long weekend road trip to Big Bend that’ll have you coming back for years to come.
It’s called Big Bend for a reason – people aren’t kidding when they say everything is bigger in Texas. Also known as Far West Texas or Transpecos, it’s larger than South Carolina. Still, it is home to fewer than a hundred thousand people outside the populous El Paso metro. The area is defined by the beautiful, desolate Chihuahuan Desert, North America’s largest, and the sweeping bend in the Rio Grande that gives the region its name. And remote doesn’t even begin to describe most parts of the area. No matter where you are, you’re practically a few hours from anywhere.
All of these issues mean most Americans (and even many Texans) have never made the trek. But they’re missing out on some of the state’s most unbelievable natural beauty, quirkiest small towns, and authentic border culture. With just a few days, you can get a taste of the region that’ll have you coming back for more again and again.Continue reading “4 Days In Big Bend: A West Texas Road Trip”