And Yes, It’s Really Fecking Hard Amtrak really doesn’t make it easy to plan multi-city trips. I spent hours at a time attempting to figure out a decent route, only to end up scrapping it and starting all over. The fact that most of the links to information about the rail pass on their website
One of my most challenging travel goals has been to spend a night in every state in the U.S. I gave myself a year to do this, and even though I was excluding any of the states that I’d been to already, I was unsuccessful. Obviously, this was a wildly unrealistic goal. I would have had to travel for several months to get it all done in one shot, rushing it rather than enjoying it. And let’s face it, there was no way I was going to spend that much time on the road. I love to travel but I also love sleeping in my own bed.