Did you know that you can travel cross-country by train for two weeks, visit eight different destinations all for less than the price of a round trip airline ticket?
Have you ever wanted to take an adventure unlike anything else you have ever done?
Do you want a quantity of quality time with your family or friends?
Did you know that a cross-country train adventure can provide the most incredible scenery, all while offering the epitome of relaxation?
Insider secrets, travel planning, sleeping on a train, what to bring, where to sit and so much more are all inside the pages of Beyond the Rails, USA Cross-Country Train Travel.
Over twenty destinations are featured in the “Day Trippers” section of the book including visits to national parks as well as major cities.
Get the ins an outs of train travel in the United States, no two are alike, find out what to do and where to stay once you arrive!
Want to learn more, check out our 2 minute highlight videos or listen to our interviews!
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Map of our Progress! Blue Completed, Yellow still to Visit. Red Line is a Sample trip!
“I just wanted to reach out to say it was great meeting you at Alumni Family Weekend at PC. And I loved listening to your talk about navigating the country via rail. I have two children, ages 11 and 13, and we often talk about going on a cross-country trip and I think the train will be the way we do it!!” – PC Alumni Director
“Lisa, Thank you so much for your excellent presentation today! You had everyone completely under your spell. I’m ready to sign up myself and see more of our beautiful country by train. Hope all goes well for your family in the busy days ahead. We’re so glad you came!”
“ I was amazed to discover how widespread the interest in long train trips really is! We had a great turnout for the program, and Lisa was extremely engaging. She had a well-organized and inspiring presentation prepared, but left plenty of room to personalize the talk by engaging the audience and addressing their specific interests, fears, and curiosities regarding train travel. Many attendees purchased copies of her book afterward, and they were vocal about expressing their delight with the talk to the library staff. We would definitely recommend Lisa as a presenter at other libraries, senior centers, and community organizations.”
“It is a pleasure to recommend Lisa to offer a presentation on her wonderful new book, Beyond the Rails. Lisa is a fabulous presenter – very personable and knowledgeable. She offered a fascinating program at the bookshop and people were very interested. We had very good feedback from those who attended and the book continues to sell well. There were lots of questions, too – always a sign of a good event! – Vicky
I wish I knew about the USA Rail Pass when I was younger. Driving across country with my buddies, well let’s just just say I am grateful to still be here! Taking the train would have been awesome, so much better, more fun and safer. I’m not sayin’ that cuz I work for Amtrak! –
“Well girl, you hit the nail on the head with your book! Now tell me where I can buy two books, one for me and another for a happy wanderer wannabe. I retired too late and, yup, one night trip to a function in RI was enough to tell me the road trips are over! We recently had to fly to Houston and that cured me of ever getting on a flight longer than the one to Nantucket so the train it is and it is something that has been in my brain for years so your book was the answer!” –