Amtrak Train Travel
The Prettiest Fall Train Trip in the U.S. Only Costs $58 - Great Dome Car on Amtrak's Adirondack route. Departs daily from New York Penn Station, the Dome attached at the Albany stop, dense forests & mountains of upstate New York ending in Montreal. One-way tickets from Albany to Montreal start at just $53. This is a "for a limited-time only" type deal, since the window-covered car is typically only available to travelers on this route for about 6 weeks starting in late Sept.
Surviving Amtrak food on Coast Starlight, 35 hour ride from Los Angeles to Seattle (and back). Solo diners can't dine solo! You're put at a table with others in order to maximize seating. And you feel forced to socialize and make meaningless small talk when you don't want to talk!