I cancelled my tickets and plan to rebook at a later date. I will post reviews of selected Rick Steves travel products during the next trip.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Minutes after my previous post, CNN reported that Amtrak has suspended service between NYP and PHL due to the horrific derailment of Northeast Regional train #188 near center city Philadelphia earlier this evening.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
It has been less than a month since I rode the Northeast Regional and the Crescent round trip from Boston to Atlanta, but every rail trip is different, even if the route is the same, so I am excited about this one.
I will be testing some of Rick Steves' travel accessories on the train, and in a Boston hotel where I will spend the night prior to boarding the Northeast Regional Wednesday morning. In addition to one carry-on bag for clothing, shoes, and toiletries, I will take a messenger bag to keep essentials at hand for the 24-hour rail trip.
Photo: Rick Steves accessories - sleep mask, ear plugs, travel pillow, sleep sack