10 reason to take an Eco-Friendly Family Train Trip

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If your family wants to enjoy a green lifestyle, you might find this enjoyable for your next family vacation. Instead of that family car trip, you might want to take a train vacation this summer. Trains are one of best examples of Eco-Friendly public transportation. Trains are able to move a large number of people at one time. Even though, trains are full of people, they do not pollute as much as the same number of cars would to transport the same number of people.

 Here’s more about the reasons to take a train trip. In Starre Vartan’s Mother Nature Network article Whytrainsarethebestwaytogo she says that “going by rail is less expensive, with more relationships. and its Eco-Friendly.”

Ten benefits for a family train trip

Here’s just of a few benefits that you and family may find on a train trip.

        1.  There’s no wait for security

         2. Your seats actually recline       

         3. You really have legroom

         4. Train aisles are wider

         5. You can enjoy the scenery and see interesting landscapes

          6. The whole family can play games, possibly with travel themes. 

         7.  You can meet interesting people and really connect

         8.  The dining car offers a good selection of meals and refreshments

         9.  You have time to read and relax

         10. You can share quality time with the family

Where to look for your family train trip

Amtrak is a good place to start since its train routes traverse across the country.

Amtrak train 

AmtrakTrainsAcrosstheUSA  offers a 30 day USA Rail Pass that allows you to travel across the United States and see the country from a different point of view.  With the pass you could visit over 500 destinations. If you take the trains across America with the USA Rail Pass, you and your family will really see the United States and get know its wonders.  To get an idea of how to plan a family train trip you may want read the Amtrak traveler Sean Lynch’s 30-Day USA Rail Pass Adventure .

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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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