The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
High speed rail has long been a frustrating discussion in the United States. The only true example of high-speed rail currently operating in the US is the Amtrak Acela line, which runs between Washington DC and Boston. I’ve ridden it a number of times and it’s a clean, comfortable way to get from DC to downtown NY and vice versa. The NY Times is reporting about a group trying to bring a new high-speed option to the Northeast Corridor. It’s called a maglev train (for magnetic elevation) and tops out […]