Let's be honest. You can spend a ton of money on traveling the world or what you could do is wait until a friend is going somewhere on business and tag along mooching their free hotel room so you can kick around a cool place for a week.
I’ve used Amtrak quite a bit for the last few trips I’ve taken and found myself raving about it to friends and family alike. While I’ll gladly admit, for a number of reasons, it is not the right choice for everyone under all conditions if you’re lucky enough to have a train station available to you, as I do you really owe it to yourself to at least give it a try.
Maybe you have people coming over who you know won’t be as receptive to just a glass of whiskey or maybe you’re just in the mood for something new. As a lot of these are going to be on ice in some way it’s also just a good way to beat the summer heat
Higher and higher, through sunlit glade and darkened grove, across streams of snowmelt and glades of spring flowers. The trail is beautiful and confined to a few feet in either direction by natural barrier and wave after wave of trees. Every so often a hint of a massive granite slab can be seen between breaks at the edge of a bend.