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Gas prices and airports or a month-long Amtrak pass?  I guess it depends on where you want to go and what kind of time you have.  Whether it's visiting friends, family, or just going on an adventure, you can see if this train thing tickles your fancy.

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As travel really picks up with pandemic restrictions primarily lifted everywhere in America, I thought this Amtrak deal sounded super exciting and freeing.  According to Amtrak, trains let you explore the country in a unique way.

Individuals looking to discover hidden gems or visit friends in the next city over, can leverage the USA Rail Pass to access more getaways.

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You can literally travel anywhere Amtrak goes from sea to shining sea for 30 days, choosing between a myriad of the 500 Amtrak destinations around America.  However you want to use your USA Rail pass, Amtrak says that you have to buy tickets at this $399 sale price by Tuesday, March 29, and use it within 120 days.

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Obviously there are pros and cons with all three modes of travel. I mean, traveling in general has its headaches with hopes that the payoff is worth it, and usually with vacations it absolutely is.  So if a vacation departing from any Amtrak station in New Hampshire, Maine, or Massachusetts works for you, and if road trips and airport security sound daunting right now, then Amtrak's USA Rail Pass gives you 10 train rides for an entire month.

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The perfect option for those who are craving adventure or want to spend weekends away from home, the USA Rail Pass makes traveling from town-to-town and across the country easy.

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Click here for all of your Amtrak ticket and travel information if you want to find out more, and maybe see the country or New England in a different way.

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