This post follows the route I took. There are two parts. The first two weeks I was travelling alone by train from Chicago to LA, stopping off in a number of places along the route. The second part is a four week roadtrip up Route 1 with Elena. We hired a car and drove up from LA to Seattle.
Before I get into the trip, I have discussed:
- Things to do before you leave.
- Money related advice
We then get into my AMTRAK route and some car hiring advice, as I also hired a car for a mini roadtrip from Phoenix to Flagstaff.