Episode 1: Tales from a train; traveling across the U.S. by rail
Associated Press reporter Tamara Lush spent two weeks riding trains across the country as a writer in residence for Amtrak.
In this episode of “Get Outta Here,” hosted by AP Travel Editor Beth Harpaz, we get all the details on what that was like, everything from sleeping and eating to just watching the world go by.
(This episode originally aired March 29, 2017, but was republished June 21, 2017 to reflect the new podcast series title.)
Tales from a Train: Travelers tell stories of their journey
Where are you traveling on this train? And where are you traveling in life?
I traveled around the U.S. on Amtrak for two weeks — beginning in Orlando, Florida, on Jan. 17 and stopping in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, El Paso and New Orleans, and many points between. I talked to dozens of people along the way — fellow travelers, friends and family waiting for loved one at stations, train workers. I generally started the conversations with these two simple questions.