Log in

No account? Create an account
Living on a train? - Pat [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]

[ website | The Web of Pat ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Living on a train? [Jan. 6th, 2016|10:58 pm]

So, I was poking around on the Amtrak site, doing some rough estimates and pre-planning for a trip I'm thinking of taking next year.

If I zigzag around the country a bit and buy tickets a month or more in advance, I can get from Eugene to New York, with several stops here and there, in about three weeks, for about $1200. I'm sure if I investigated it enough and searched for sales and planned more carefully, I could probably stretch that into a month pretty easily for the same price. This is for a private room on each train that's more than a few hours of the journey.

In other words, I could live on a train, indefinitely criss-crossing the country, for less than it costs to rent a studio apartment in Portland. And the train includes cleaning, linen service, and all meals...

From: amritarosa
2016-01-08 10:15 pm (UTC)
That sounds like quite the adventure. Promise me if you do this that you will journal about it!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: plutherus
2016-01-15 07:56 am (UTC)
Oh, absolutely!
My thought was that at some point I'd sequester myself on a train to finish up the last re-write of my novel before sending it off to agents. In between writing, stop at a few cities to sightsee and/or visit old friends. But mostly sit in my cabin and write while the scenery rolls slowly by my window.

And, definitely, also write about the trip as it goes on.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)