My 12.5 hour overnight train to Savannah last weekend was my second train trip I’ve taken in the past 2 months (check out my guide to taking the train here). I know it’s really not the standard way to travel in the US, but seriously, why all the weird looks and reactions? Why is it that train travel is perceived negatively in the US when in Europe everyone sees it as the norm? What was your initial reaction when you heard I took the train? Would you ever consider taking the train for an upcoming trip? I’m working on a piece for a class I’m taking and I’d love to hear your thoughts/perceptions.
P.S. Don’t miss Amtrak’s National Train Day on May 9th. Get the full scoop here.