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Amtrak Crescent Train
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Train travel, how we love thee. From toting our pup along to unforgettable coastal views, chugging along in a passenger car is one of our favorite ways to see the world.

Now, Amtrak has announced its latest flash sale with 30% savings on their long-distance and state trains. The discounts last through this Thursday, January 31st and includes popular routes like the California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Lake Shore Limited, Lincoln Service, and Silver Service/Palmetto. Ticket bookings are good for Monday, March 11th through Monday, July 8th. Bonus: No blackout dates so holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are valid for travel.

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Sample fares in either direction include Washington, D.C. - Charlottesville for $26, Savannah - New York City for $97, and Chicago - Kansas City for $48. Some nitty gritty from Amtrak's announcement worth noting: "All prices will be automatically discounted from the standard fare price. No discount code is needed; prices are as shown and can't be combined with other discount codes," the statement reads. "Sale prices are available exclusively for one-way Coach Class fares; upgrades to Business Class or First Class are not permitted. Seating is limited; seats may not be available on all trains at all times. Fares are subject to availability. Other restrictions apply." For more information, read the full press release here.

Time to start planning that spring girlfriends getaway now, ladies.