Trains are a cheap and easy way to travel.
According to travel blogger Derek Low, you can take a scenic trip of the United States from coast-to-coast on Amtrak for as little as $213 with the help of a travel agent.
The 3,400-mile trip will take you across 11 states from California to New York. It takes 4 days to complete the journey without stopping. If you decide to make stops, you must buy a separate ticket.
The trip from San Francisco to Chicago can cost as little as $130 if you buy California Zephyr tickets. If you want to see more of the country, you can transfer to the Lake Shore Limited train for an additional $83, making your grand total scenic trip a minimal $213.
You’ll get to see places like the San Francisco Bay, the Great Plains, Sierra Nevada mountains, Chicago skyline, the Colorado River and more.
How cool is THIS?!