RE: [CF] Re: AAA for bikes? / long distance travel
- At 08:45 AM 8/3/2011, Anne Ashton Goldfeld wrote:
>Thanks for all the feedback! It's great to know that Better World Club isChildren seem to like Amtrak, at least mine did, but beware places
>right near us in Portland.
>Next I'm investigating Greyhound/Amtrak options as alternative to rental
>car. Anyone have experiences to share? Esp traveling with children.
you can get to but can't get back from - seriously. It may only be a
problem in the South, but the schedules seem to have been drafted by
sadists, and there are destinations you literally can't get back
from. I still check the schedules out, but it's always impossible to
do what I need even when the stations both exist in the right places
and are open when the train arrives (station has to be open to get
baggage off the train).
If you're planning on travelling long distances by rail, and happen
to be going in the direction of one of the long-haul services, Amtrak
is really very nice.
Greyhound was, at one time, quite the adventure - I don't know it
well now, but at the time I was using their service you could find
yourself in the close company of just about any sort of interesting
traveler. This is not universally a bad thing - "interesting" *is* a
neutral descriptor - but it might be good if you planned on
travelling such that you could take up multiples of two seats.