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Am I now a seasoned Amtrak Traveler?

Does going on train trips twice in six months count? If so I'm in.

Having ridden Amtrack to NYC in March, I was a seasoned veteran when it came time to planning transportation to BlogHer '12. I had a fluent knowledge of the Amtrak web site, could "click" round trip with the best of 'em and knew how to plug in to enjoy free WiFi in business class.

So, deciding to go to New York City for BlogHer '12 in August, I had to plan ahead to get the cheaper rates. After my Conference fee was paid,  I needed to reserve a room and get travel connections. I found that each month, I could finance a piece of the BlogHer puzzle. First I reserved a room at the Hilton, which I could do by paying one night up front. Then, after saving up for several months, I was able to reserve my round trip trip Amtrak train tickets. In this way, although the trip cost about $1,500 all together, I could fit it into the budget and not feel burdened by the coming festivities.

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