Blogger Finds GENIUS Way To Travel Across The USA For $300
We all know that travelling is good for the soul and not so good for the bank account.
Well you can now tick some overseas destinations off your bucket list without breaking the bank, actually you won't even create a dent in your savings.
A blogger has found an incredible way to travel across the U.S.A for less than $300.
Yep, you heard right, $300!
‘How?’ I hear you ask, (keeping in mind that flights alone can cost that much).
Derek Low travelled from San Francisco to New York (which is from one side of the country to the other) on the train, for just US$213.
And turns out, there are more pluses to this method of transport than just huge savings.
"Traveling by train gives you a glimpse into the soul of America. The experience rewards you with far more stories and experiences and sights than you could ever witness alone in a car, eyes fixed on the road, or on a five-hour flight across the country,” Derek explained.
"The train begins its journey running alongside the tranquil waters of the San Francisco Bay Area for some fabulous coastal views. At some parts, the train was literally a foot from the water."
It’s the perfect way to see EVERYTHING, right? And you don’t even have to lift a leg – the spectacular sights literally come to you! It’s GENIUS!
And not only that, but the trains were also comfortable, very comfortable actually – so you can remove the images you have in your head of dingy cabins and sleepless nights right now!
The trains Derek travelled on had actual rooms for sleeping in, cafes, chairs with plenty of leg room, dining areas and a sightseer lounge car with huge windows for passengers to look out of and enjoy the beautiful scenery around them.
Images: Derek Low
"The seats are spacious with plenty of legroom and they recline a good 40 degrees. They're more comfortable than economy class seats on planes; perhaps something more like business class on a crappy domestic airline,” Derek explains.
It sounds so much better than flying. Just take a look at some of his holiday snaps:
He also advises that for the best value, you should book two different train tickets: the California Zephyr and Lake Shore Limited.
"In just four days, I've seen both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean without taking a flight. Some people have told me that I've already seen more of the country than most Americans."
And because Derek’s super thrifty tip wasn’t already a gift from the travel gods, he’s now even offering to plan your entire trip, for just $49! What a top bloke!
Check out his entire trip here.
Source: The LADBible