Photos: On the train from Boston to California

Back in June 2014 when I was thinking about moving to the Bay Area, I took a roundtrip Amtrak train trip from Boston to Emeryville, CA. It was a fun adventure that took 4.5 days out to California and then five days for the trip back. A little less than two months later I moved to Oakland.

Fast forward three years and three months, I’m now planning my move back to Boston. Today I finally uploaded many of the iPhone photos I took during the first part of the 2014 train expedition. The hand-drawn maps are courtesy of Michael.

Click on a photo to see a larger image. During the trip, I posted some of these photos on Instagram with the #SoozAmtrak2014 hashtag.


On the Train from Boston to San Francisco

On Monday I left for my first cross-country train expedition from Boston to San Francisco. It’s day three today and we’ve just left McCook, Nebraska headed to Colorado. And of course my trip has a hashtag for Twitter and Instgram: #SoozAmtrak2014. I’m using Seen’s social snapshot wrangler to collect all the posts with that hashtag.

When I arrive in San Francisco, I’m spending a week in the Bay Area exploring work opportunities in my worlds of content, digital marketing and community engagement. If you know someone I should connect with while I’m out there, I’d love to hear from you. Here’s my resume on LinkedIn.  Campaigns to keep me in Boston and help me find an awesome job there, too, are certainly welcome.

Amtrak’s California Zephyr train from Chicago, IL to Emeryville, CA has an awesome observation car filled with windows. I’m spending a lot of time there capturing photos and Instgram videos and working on some video projects. Unfortunately there’s no wifi. I might set up the GoPro camera when the train makes its way through the Rockies for a quick-lapse video.

Michael made hand-drawn maps of my train expedition from Boston to San Francisco and then back to Boston. He added some fun extra tidbits, of course.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates during my trip.