Updated: Sep 23, 2019
Most people have not gotten the chance to see this country by train and i was lucky to get the chance to do it. Jumping on a plane from New Jersey to California and then catching a train all the way back to New York is something most would say why? And other would say How much. I had both questions and after researching the answers i decided to take the plunge. The roughly 4 day trip in a coach seat with no bed or shower may sound crazy but it was more comfortable and amazing than i thought. I got to meet some great people onboard. Some traveling alone some with family. I loved every minute of it. It was eye opening to see how beautiful this country is. Some parts that some ever get to see. The middle of America where people travel by train because Airports are small and regional and super expensive. Yes you may not smell the best when you are done with this adventure but the memories and the stories you will have will be worth more than the $185 ticket price on the Amtrak California Zephyr.
Go out and do something that is out of your comfort zone specially if you are an introvert like myself, you will thank yourself later.