|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...