Rail Journey on Amtrak for Milestone Birthday

Rail journey on Amtrak and conductor ready to board

Rail Journey to Blast Off on Julie’s Milestone Birthday

“Plane, train, or automobile? That was the first question I asked myself when we got the family reunion invitation to Missouri. How to make the most of this travel opportunity was vital. I also like to create memorable trips for milestone birthdays, and this is the biggest for me.”

Read the full article on My Itchy Travel Feet.

To learn more about rail travel in the USA, visit Amtrak. Check out the roomettes and reserved coach options for long-distance travel.

Slow Travel on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Slow travel is popular with babyboomers these days. Learn a little history about the Natchez Trace Parkway, get outdoors for some hiking, biking, and camping. See this babyboomer’s recommendation for travel in the South.

Slow Travel at Sunken Trace on Natchez Trace Parkway

History, and Hiking, and Hammocks, Oh My!

“This 444-mile-long, narrow federal preserve is ideal for slow travel in a vehicle (50 mile-per-hour speed limit), on a bicycle, and by foot or horseback. The road and only 412.5 feet on either side of the road are federal lands. The terrain is flat with croplands, pastures, fields, and forests decorated with Spanish moss…

If you prefer to camp and hang out in your hammock, this link to ReserveAmerica.com will help you find private and state campgrounds along the Parkway.”