My life always straddled Oregon and Washington State, with my mom from the Seattle area and dad from Portland. So we traveled often between the two cities to visit relatives. Lots of driving, but also train rides, which were held over me as a treat for being well-behaved (didn’t happen too much). There was always something electrifying about gliding on rails while the familiar … [Read more...] about Seattle to Portland train — the best Amtrak information
Rail enthusiasts and sightseers alike are in for a treat on the train from Seattle to Vancouver. Amtrak Cascades' service covers some of the best views of the Salish Sea, framing in the Olympic Mountains as well as the beautiful fertile Skagit Valley with Mt. Baker rising up in the background amongst the Cascade Mountains. Taking the train can be an excellent way to get … [Read more...] about How to train from Seattle to Vancouver — the best information
The Pacific Northwest is a relatively open space of land that makes up diverse beauty. The population of Washington is 7.6 million and Oregon hails around 4.2 million people, for an area larger than the size of Germany, which has 83 million people. Yet, most of the population in the region centers around the two metropolitan areas of Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon. … [Read more...] about Portland from Seattle — the best ways to travel
Waking up in the middle of the Rocky Mountains in the sleeping car of long-distance Amtrak train Empire Builder is an amazing experience. Acres of fir trees race by as we weave in and out of rushing mountain streams, the tracks constantly turning. The train pulls into the Whitefish, Montana station, giving us our first chance to step onto stable ground since leaving Seattle … [Read more...] about Sleeping car experience on long-distance Amtrak train Empire Builder, from Seattle to Chicago.