Amtrak’s Cardinal: Three Times a Week Just Doesn’t Cut It.
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Amtrak’s Cardinal: Three Times a Week Just Doesn’t Cut It.

From time to time, I’ve complained here about the folly of operating trains on a less-than-daily schedule. Amtrak has two such trains in its long-distance system: the Sunset Limited running between New Orleans and Los Angeles, and the Cardinal, which takes a southerly route between Chicago and New York. Both trains run in each direction,…

Some Amtrak Fares Are Hard to Figure Out.
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Some Amtrak Fares Are Hard to Figure Out.

After many years of thinking about it, I’m finally going to take VIA Rail’s wonderful trans-Canada ride in the middle of winter. VIA announced a 50% off sale a week or so ago and I went for it. I’m also starting to book my travel to NARP‘s annual Spring meeting in Washington, DC. In working…

Does Travel Really Have To Be This Complicated?
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Does Travel Really Have To Be This Complicated?

I suppose so. The airlines and Amtrak and the hotels are all doing their best to squeeze every last dollar of revenue out of us, albeit for different reasons. As a result, it’s very time consuming at best, and impossible at worst, to figure out the best way to get where you’re going for the…