Aside from that whole seeing you naked thing, airport security’s chief bummer for us is the minute amounts of liquids we can pack. Seems criminal to buy and then toss tubes of sunscreen and shampoo that can’t be carried on, and my carbon footprint’s big enough without doubling up on what I already own by buying wastefully packaged tiny toiletries. Solution in the US of A? Amtrak!
We just love Amtrak in comparison to flying. Bring oodles of baggage on Amtrak if you like: Amtrak’s baggage allowances are up to three carry-on bags (of up to 50 pounds) plus up to three more giant bags and snowboards, skis or bikes.
Bring any sized toiletry or bottle of tequila, and stretch out in roomy seats or actual bedrooms with bathrooms. Look at the view. Eat. Be merry. Think about riding Amtrak’s rails versus flying this summer; you won’t be sorry:
- Learn About Taking Amtrak
Do make sure Amtrak’s trains go where you want to get with an Amtrak routes map, a trick interactive trip planning atlas online. Check it out — students get a 15% Amtrak discount, too.
- Amtrak Routes
- Get 15% off Amtrak with Student ISIC Card
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