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Amtrak is giving away free trips on its most scenic routes

(Source: Thrillist Travel, January 15, 2019)

For aspiring rail riders with a knack for social media creativity, Amtrak just announced a new social media residency program that will match selected candidates with free trips on some of the most scenic long-haul rail routes in America. The campaign, known as #AmtrakTakeMeThere, is currently offering applicants "from different walks of life" the chance to take part in some complimentary round-trip travel in exchange for sharing their experience on social media. And unlike other sweepstakes of this ilk, for this one they are specifically not looking for "glitzy influencers with millions of followers who quit their day job to travel the world." In other words, they're looking for average folks with a passion for train travel.

Full story: www.thrillist.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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