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This Scenic Train Route Was Voted Best In The U.S. And Canada

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Traveling in North America this season doesn’t always have to involve planes. Sometimes the best way to get to a new or favorite destination is by train or bus.

Not only is this more sustainable for the environment, but it can save you a few bucks since gas prices for planes are skyrocketing. 

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Traveling by train can save you time by avoiding checking into an airport and possibly losing your bag, and more travelers are getting on board — literally.

This isn’t just a regional trend that’s happening. If you want to travel anywhere, check out trains or buses; they’re an economical and green alternative to planes. Websites like Omio work specifically with buses, trains, and planes when you’re abroad in places like Europe. 

More and more countries are looking at alternative forms of transportation that don’t exhaust your pocket or the world around you.

Brightline in Florida is creating a rail connection directly from Miami to Orlando, making it easier for commuters to jump from Central and South Florida. The whole world will be running on tracks making it easier and more accessible for travelers. 

In the world of train travel, a new route was just voted the most scenic.

Check out why this scenic train route was voted best in the U.S. and Canada by Wanderu:

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In its second annual passenger choice awards, Wanderu (a rail and bus travel booking system in North America) chose the Amtrak Maple Leaf network as the best train line in the United States and Canada.

They based this on customer reviews, making sure the winner was an actual traveler favorite.

Based on 187 reviews and an average score of 4.7 out of 5, this train that takes you from New York City to Toronto was declared the best. 

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There were a few different reasons, but the biggest was timeliness.

If you’ve traveled on a train before, you know that a delay can cause havoc in the delicate system, and in this regard, the Amtrak Maple Leaf got a 4.7 out of 5. 

Denver, Colorado, USA 9-21-20 Amtrak Train crossing through the Colorado Rocky Mountains with peak Fall Colors in September

This system has about 283 different train routes, and they take you to 17 cities and 22 stations.

Even cooler is seeing the beautiful scenery of upstate New York and Canada on one of the trains.

If you’re doing this during the fall, you’ll be amazed at the different colors the fall foliage in places like Bear Mountain can produce. 

Bear mountain bridge on Hudson river with autumn leaves.

The cities with the most users are Utica and New York. If you’re planning to visit New York City sometime soon, check out these trains for a bonus. You’ll explore more of New York and even see a different country. 

Tickets are relatively affordable depending on your sensibility, but depending on where you’re going, you could spend anywhere from $15 to $120.

It’s still cheaper than flying, depending on which time of year. And you don’t have to stress out about airport security or waiting on delayed planes which can sometimes take hours off your vacation or holiday. 

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Check out the Amtrak Maple Leaf network if you plan a trip to the northeast this season. The Amtrak Maple Leaf trains have WiFi and premium add-ons like more legroom and space, meaning you'll enjoy your ride in connected comfort.

You’ll also save a little bit of money and keep the earth greener. You can have an adventure within an adventure on your next vacation.

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