This was what I was talking about! Sight See Across the US by Train

United States
January 15, 2016 8:53pm CST
Do YOU remember me talking about this? I would absolutely love to do this one day. I've been on a train in the train museum as a child, and another before that. I don't remember the one before the trian museum, but was told I went on a train. Anyway, this would be such an amazing thing to experience. Would you be up to doing this if you had the time? Oh and obviously? That is NOT NOT NOT a referral link.
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@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 16
OH yes that would be a great adventure. There are some fantastic train tours namely Canada and the Rockies, South Africa The Orient Express, The trans siberian express. The Singapore to Bangkok orient express, The Afghan Australia and the one I would love to do is across Australia from Perth to Sydney I think it takes about 3 days! But America would be fantastic too.
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• United States
17 Jan 16
My family situation throughout my life has been such that I've only ever been out of Sate once. I'd love to start with a train journey across America but hearing about all the other train journeys to be had? It makes me itch to see them all.
@Mike197602 (13758)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 16
I'd like to do it. My dad went on a train trip from one side of Canada to the other and enjoyed it. I was engaged once and for our honeymoon we booked to go on the orient express but just between vienna, prague and budapest...we split up
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Canada would be a beautiful place to see via train. I won't even touch the subject of marriage, been there and done that.
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@Mike197602 (13758)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum i've not made it up the aisle and doubt it will happen now my dad went on one of those trains with observation carriages which have glass roofs. He's done loads of travelling, last thing he did was a trip to nepal just before the big quake and he went on an emirates flight around everest and went on a tiger safari...i was very very jealous. I think if I was ever rich again I'd spend it on travel rather than the stupid stuff i did before.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@Mike197602 Wouldn't doubt there is a gin train somewhere. Not sure about travel laws to do with misdemeanor's or felonies. Not sure if it would also be based on British Law either.
@paigea (22421)
• Canada
16 Jan 16
I love traveling by train. I have done it in Canada and in Europe.
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• United States
17 Jan 16
I have never taken a long journey by train. I've been on one when I was around 3-4 and then again when I was like 12 or so? I imagine there are a lot of beautiful scenes to be seen.
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@paigea (22421)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum in Europe the trains went very fast 200+km per hour. A lot of the time the train was in a sort of gully and we couldn't see the scenery on those stretches. I just like being on the train.
• Canada
18 Jan 16
I would like to travel across Canada on a train for I could see more. I feel in a plane you wouldn't be seeing any sights but clouds.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
You are right, in planes it'd just be the clouds. I've never flown before. I guess I need to do taht at some point though as I want to travel over seas.
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@TheHorse (67110)
• Pleasant Hill, California
16 Jan 16
No, I'd get restless. Unless I was with some music friends and we were playing music the whole time.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I saw this on the news a few months ago! Sounds like a blast. Theres a new airline offering $99/$199 airfares to Europe from California. Being a new airline I am totally afraid to go!
WOW Air is now offering flights from California to major European cities for $99 and $199.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I have never flown before. I don't think I'd want to start with a new airline. I know it's the pilots that matter but well... yeah.
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@JolietJake (51124)
• United States
16 Jan 16
Double the price though, because it isn't round-trip.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Not to mention expenses at each stop.
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@celticeagle (118607)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jan 16
One of my dreams is to travel on the train from where I live to New Orleans. Stay there for a few days. Then travel up to Michigan on the train and out to Mackinac Island where the Grand Hotel is. This is where some scenes in Somewhere in Time were shot. I love the movie, the period and would love to see the place.
• United States
16 Jan 16
It sounds like you have it all planned out, now for the money and time! That's always the hardest part, isn't it?
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@celticeagle (118607)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ...I have all the time I have left on this earth. I just need the money.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@celticeagle Have you made a plan to save it up?
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@allknowing (66608)
• India
16 Jan 16
i remember a friend of mine doing it in Europe. She had a round ticket. She did not even stay in any hotel. She would freshen up in the train platform's rest room, sleep in the train and bingo covered most of the sights without paying anything for hotels.
• United States
16 Jan 16
I guess that's one way to cut expenses. I think it would be really bad on the body though, not to rest.
@allknowing (66608)
• India
16 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum They would sleep in the train
• United States
16 Jan 16
@allknowing SOrry I forgot you had said that! whoops!
@TRBRocks420 (79506)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jan 16
Yes, I would go on a train. I have only ever rode the train at the zoo and, the max of course, but the max sucks.
• United States
16 Jan 16
The Max?
@TRBRocks420 (79506)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jan 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum It's a train, but it's not the good kind of train, that serves food and, has comfy seats, it's more like a tri met bus, but it goes on tracks.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@TRBRocks420 oh so it's like the poor man's train? Like coach for trains?
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• United States
18 Jan 16
I have been on a long train ride in my life time thus far both in the USA and in England, each was a fabulous adventure !