Tragedy struck on Monday with the Amtrak Cascades derailment south of Tacoma, Washington, near the town of Lakewood. … [Read more...] about Amtrak Cascades Derailment
With just six nights in The City, our trip was not quite as long as I would have liked. There's so much to do and see in New York, but things take time, especially during the holiday season. But Mrs. Islandmiler has never been to DC, I wanted take her to some of the Smithsonian Museums, and we have friends in the DC area, so we decided to take a day trip. And our mode of … [Read more...] about Review: Amtrak Northeast Regional NYC-DC
The morning after our friends tried to abduct us, we woke up early and headed to Portland's Union Station for the next leg of our journey on the Amtrak Cascades. Union Station is just a little over a mile from the Portland Marriott City Center, but I said screw it and caught an Uber. In about five minutes we arrived at the Station and were ready to embark on our first Amtrak … [Read more...] about Amtrak Cascades
Last week a friend posted an article to my Facebook timeline that details how Amtrak gave a writer a free ride from New York to Chicago to New York to work on her writing. This "writers residency” was designed to be a way to block out the noise of life and focus purely on writing. It sounds like the ride was a tremendous success and may set the table for other writers to get … [Read more...] about Seeking Inspiration from the Countryside? Maybe a Free Ride on Amtrak Will Help!