Riding the rails has long been romanticized in the grand lore of America. That’s because when it comes down to it, a seat by the window on a train car is honestly the best way to see this country. Unlike driving a car, you can relax and daydream. Unlike sitting aboard a plane, you can behold much more than clouds. You roll by mountains, forests, lakes, fields, rivers, plains, and beaches in total awe-struck wonder.
That’s why this week's #BirthdayBucketList item is the great adventure of traveling America by train. The prospect is as inviting as it is timeless; a matter of finally completing the dream trip you and every other wandering mind first conjured up as a sparkling idea as a teenager. In short, it’s the trip—and we know someone who just did it up proper. After writer-photographer Lucy Laucht took an ‘85 Westfalia from the Big Apple to Hollywood, she decided to once again explore the spectacular lands that wait for us all between the coastlines, this time heading east and this time on a train.
Words + Photography by Lucy Rose Laucht of These Foreign Lands