The train ride that made me decide tourists aren’t so bad after all

Dodging all tourists on my Amtrak trip to D.C.

World War II Memorial (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

I dodge locals. I always have and probably always will. But on the train ride to Washington D.C., I had a tougher time declaring this unwritten travel rule.

I’d previously thought about going to D.C. before former President Barack H. Obama left…



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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

Shamontiel L. Vaughn


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