A lot of this may seem like common sense to some of you but many people don’t have common sense so it is worth writing out. You might find that you are doing some of these things but not all. Try to do as many as you can and see if your travel agent sales improve. Amtrak has a great website and I highly recommend buying your tickets online. At you type in cities, dates and number of passengers and presto they give you a schedule and a price. The middle of the week seems to be cheaper than the weekends. And buying your tickets several days in advance gives you the best prices. Plug in different dates on the Amtrak Fare Finder and see what I mean.
But let’s be honest: grad school has taken over my life (and it’s not that sexy to read about). There is less and less actual travel” in Travels with Tavel (sniff, sniff) and much of what I’d want to write about is off-limits (darn!). As my transition from travel writer and editor to physical therapist continues, I’ve decided to start shrinking my online presence. There is so much to say when it … Read more