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Saturday, December 20, 2008

TRAVEL TIPS

You know I’ve enjoyed my train travels. Here’s some news from Amtrak that is worth checking out. Amtrak’s USA Rail Pass is now available for purchase in the U.S. It used to be available only to travelers who lived outside this country.

The passes are available for 15, 20, and 45 days of travel. The 15-day pass offers eight travel segments for only $389. The 30-day offers 12 segments for $579, and the 45-day pass offers 18 segments for $749.

A segment of travel occurs each time a passenger boards a train or connecting Amtrak Thruway bus. You must begin your travel within 180 days of pass purchase, and you must have a ticket and reservation for each train you board.

You can really plan some great vacations, and once you get past the older tracks and tunnels in the east, you enter a world of domed cars and some spectacular sightseeing. Check out the possibilities.

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