An overview and links to coverage of my trip to New York, Vancouver, Seattle and Los Angeles via a mix of international business class flights and long distance trains.
The photographic version of my rail journey along the west coast.
An interactive map of the rail route down the west coast of America.
The second day aboard the Coast Starlight – having crossed into California overnight, we still had a long way down to Los Angeles!
The first day aboard the coast Starlight, working our way from Seattle, WA to Klamath Falls, OR.
An overview of my ‘roomette’ and the amenities available to sleeper car passengers on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight service, including the Pacific Parlour Car.
From Canada to the US, by train.
An attempt to capture some of the endlessly rewarding views to be found in and of Vancouver.
Checking out some of Vancouver’s ticketed attractions – the Capilano suspension bridge, and Grouse Mountain – plus some additional wanderings.
My favourite shots from a visit to Vancouver’s aquarium – the ‘Sea Monsters Revealed’ exhibition, and a wide variety of jellyfish!
Crossing the Americas in extreme comfort, thanks to a bargain-priced avios redemption.
Highlights from an overnight stop in New York.
The most expensive hotel room I’ve ever stayed in, courtesty of IHG rewards points.
Sampling BA’s ‘baby bus’: a 32 seat business-only A318 from London City to New York JFK (via Shannon).