When we go on vacation, most of us use airplanes to get from A to B. While they do the job, they can often make for stressful, expensive, and tiring travel - not to mention the struggle of trying to cram everything you need in your suitcase without going over the baggage limit.
All in all, the traveling part of going on vacation isn't often enjoyable unless, of course, you're sat in ultra first-class... in that case, you're probably having a really good time.
But what if traveling was the best part of your vacation? Well, Amtrak's Coast Starlight train trip is doing just that for passengers.
Dubbed as the "most beautiful train journey in America," The Coast Starlight provides breathtaking views as it coasts along a stunning route starting in Seattle and ending in Los Angeles.
Not only is there more to this train journey than meets the eye, but you also don't have to break the bank to experience it.
Keep reading to get a taste for this jealousy-inducing train trip.
Travelling can be a stressful experience.
via: ShutterstockRushing to the airport, meticulously weighing your suitcase to ensure that it's under the limit, and standing in line after line to then be crammed into a tiny seat doesn't make for the most desirable of experiences.
Not to mention the fact that planes are a breeding ground for germs.
via: ShutterstockThe child coughing in the seat behind you? Yeah, you'll probably catch it too.
But many of us endure it because it gets us from A to B.
via: ShutterstockEveryone loves a good vacation, so you have to grin and bear the travel required to get there.
Unless, of course, you're traveling in first-class...In that case, the above points probably don't apply to you.
Either way, the stress of the journey is usually worth it.Whether you're visiting family, having a jam-packed vacation in Disneyland, or heading off for a spot of relaxation, nothing beats the feeling of knowing you're going on vacation.
But what if the journey didn't have to be stressful at all?Sounds like the dream, right?
Amtrak's Coast Starlight train trip may just be the answer to all of our prayers.
via: AmtrakDubbed as "America's most beautiful train journey," The Coast Starlight is making traveling the best part of passengers' vacations.
The train has been running since the 1970s.
The train journey begins in Seattle and ends in Los Angeles.
via: AmtrakThe one-of-a-kind trip takes passengers through Washington, Oregon, and California, allowing them to see breathtaking views and stunning countryside.
From city views to nearly 350 miles of California coastline, the journey is truly envy-inducing.
via: AmtrakThe Coast Starlight hits many major tourist attractions along the west coast. We need a ticket right now.