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This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

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Low is 24 years old, and works as an engineer in San Francisco. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Have you ever traveled across the country? Most specifically, have you ever traveled across the country for under $500?

It seems totally impossible, but one young traveler figured out the secret. Derek Low took a journey around the United States for 15 days, using only Amtrak to get around. Though trains take much longer than planes, the fares are considerably cheaper - not to mention more scenic. They're the perfect alternative for young travelers on a budget, and Low's photos from his trip are simply spectacular.

This is Low's route across America, stretched out over 15 days. If he did the trip with no stops, it would take about 4 days.
This is Low's route across America, stretched out over 15 days. If he did the trip with no stops, it would take about 4 days. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Low is 24 years old, and works as an engineer in San Francisco.
Low is 24 years old, and works as an engineer in San Francisco. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

He traveled 3,400 miles using only Amtrak trains.
He traveled 3,400 miles using only Amtrak trains. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

He broke his trip into chunks: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City to Denver, Denver to Chicago, and Chicago to New York.
He broke his trip into chunks: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City to Denver, Denver to Chicago, and Chicago to New York. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

"Traveling by train gives you a glimpse into the soul of America," Low said in an interview.


Clearly, much of the soul of America is absolutely beautiful.
Clearly, much of the soul of America is absolutely beautiful. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Clearly, much of the soul of America is absolutely beautiful. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Low documented his journey by writing and taking photographs.
Low documented his journey by writing and taking photographs. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

All things considered, taking the train seems like a comfortable and awesome way to travel.
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And you certainly can't beat the views.
And you certainly can't beat the views. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Or the price tag: Low's entire ticket cost $429.
Or the price tag: Low's entire ticket cost $429. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Clearly, trains are an underrated and awesome way to travel the country.

Clearly, trains are an underrated and awesome way to travel the country. - This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Photos: Derek Low

Source: My Modern Met Via Life Buzz
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