Amtrak’s New Borealis Train Expands Service Between Two Great Midwestern Cities

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Happy National Train Day! AFAR Daily Wander Happy National Train Day May 11, 2024 TRAVEL GUIDES / INSPIRATION / TIPS + NEWS / HOTELS How to Get Off the Tourist Trail in Maui How to Get Off the Tourist Trail in Maui Now, more than ever, Maui needs visitors who tread lightly and compassionately and who support local businesses. READ MORE The Complicated Reality of EV Road Trips The Complicated Reality of EV Road Trips Lessons learned taking a Tesla road trip. READ MORE Amtrak’s New Borealis Train Expands Service Between 2 Great Midwestern Cities Amtrak’s New Borealis Train Expands Service Between 2 Great Midwestern Cities Amtrak predicts the new train will welcome more than 200,000 passengers aboard within its first year of service. READ MORE ADVERTISEMENT WHAT WE'RE READING Ideas for Dog Friendly Road Trips (Raodtrippers) Remnants of a Legendary Typeface Have Been Rescued From the River Thames (artnet) A New Civil Rights Exhibit Asks: Honestly, What Would You Have Done? (The New York Times) AFAR PODCASTS Unpacked by Afar Unpacked by Afar Think Travel Insurance Is Boring? Prepare to Be Dazzled (or Just Financially Protected). On this episode of Unpacked by Afar, we speak with five experts to help you understand how to decide if and when you need insurance, the different types of policies you can buy, and how to use travel insurance if something goes wrong on your trip. LISTEN NOW WHERE WE'RE STAYING Twin Fin Courtesy of Twin Fin Twin Fin Waikīkī is the birthplace of modern surfing: Duke Kahanamoku rode the waves like those you see while staying at the Twin Fin, an oceanfront hotel that opened in 2022 following a multi-million-dollar renovation. It’s so surf-centric it has video walls live streaming Hawaiian breaks all day (and waves around the world by night). The 645 bright rooms come with custom-printed surf ponchos to wear between swims, plus water bottles that can be topped up at on-property refilling stations. The resort partners with Parley for Oceans for beach cleanups, where collected ocean plastic becomes part of the hotel’s 16-foot wave-like art sculpture by local artist Dane Nishikawa. From $239 per night. BOOK NOW WHAT WE’RE BUYING Mother’s Day is tomorrow! Don’t fret about shipping deadlines and give her a digital gift card to Flytographer, a company that connects travelers with local photographers for family photo shoots in cities around the world from New York to Tokyo. A 30-minute session (from $285) comes with 15 prints plus the digital files and one location that the travelers can choose themselves. Longer sessions include multiple locations and up to 60 prints, including digital files. Summer is almost here and Gainful wants to empower you to feel your best, healthiest self. With a mix of supplements, ranging from Performance Greens to creatine, you can be sure you’re looking and feeling good on your next adventure.* *This post is sponsored TRAVEL TRIVIA Researchers studying Andean condors observed one that traveled how far without flapping its wings? 12 miles 35 miles 68 miles 100 miles Travelers Who Care This newsletter was curated by Majfred Memetaj and Lyndsey Matthews. Have feedback? Email us at [email protected]. Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here. Get exclusive stories only available in the Afar magazine. Subscribe here for the latest issue. CONNECT WITH US InstagramYouTubeFacebook TwitterPinterest Afar Media P.O. Box 458 San Francisco, CA 94104-0458 Copyright © 2024 Afar, All rights reserved. Note: We sent you this email because of your relationship with Afar.
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