Tag Archives: trains

Riding the Rails: Oakland to Los Angeles

Back in May, I went up to Berkeley for my brother’s graduation. I decided to stay an extra couple of days, visiting friends, and on a whim, booked a ticket on Amtrak for my return journey. Taking the train from Northern California to Los Angeles was one of those things I had always wanted to […]

Strangers on a Train

26-27 March 2011 Alyson and I have had a long history with interesting train trips. Back in 2008, we had toured Italy by train, with the most interesting leg being between Naples and Palermo. We had learned that booking a bunk was not optional. So on our overnight trip from Paris to Lisbon, we were […]