American Rail Passes…FOR AMERICANS!

American Rail Passes…FOR AMERICANS!

Hey Team,

In the process of trying to figure out how I’m going to get from California to Michigan in the next few days I made a startling discovery! There was a time not so very long ago (this was true within the last six months) that Amtrak didn’t actually allow residents of the US or Canada to buy regional rail passes. A shame because they are so reasonably priced!

The first couple months of my epic adventure I was purchasing North American Rail Passes which although awesome and versatile are kind of pricey at nearly $1000 dollars a piece whereas had I not been born in this great country of ours I could have scored a USA rail pass for a scant $389! Or even cheaper for the regional passes!

A fantastic deal that I would recommend ANYONE look into especially if you’re already planning a lengthy trip. But in this case the bottom line is this: Amtrekker is slowly coming to a close. I only have about one more month to go before things are completely wrapped up and I already have all of the objectives lined up! The only thing holding the adventure back is a mode of travel to and from these destinations.

So if you happen to have enjoyed reading about these adventures over the last year or love watching the videos that come out (almost) every week bare in mind that any donations made here today (…or tomorrow…or y’know, ever) will go towards the purchase of one final rail pass to rap this bad boy up!

I’m not a big fan of panhandling and I put a lot of work into this little production…so, seriously if you like what you see on the site every week that’s one thing but handouts are pretty lame.

Thanks in advance everyone and I’ll see if I can’t make sure there’s a little something extra in your stockings this year! PLUS, stay tuned for the information on the big “End of Amtrekker Hullabaloo” where I’m hoping to get as many of you people that I’ve met across the country and any and all fans and fellow adventurers to come to my place for the final nail in the Amtrekker coffin! (Read: Big freaking party!)

Thanks Team!

Not done yet.


Just for the record. Bookingbuddy really is a pretty rad website if you’re looking to plan a trip. It actually allows you to search most of the top website from one location. Pretty handy! But more importantly…our new affiliation with means all you have to do to help out Amtrekker is click on one of their ads and sign up for an awesome newsletter filled with travel deals! Thanks everyone!


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