Train Travel - In recent years train travel has actually gotten better. Meals are acceptable on Amtrak in both quality and price, and most of the remaining crews seem to understand the meaning of service.
When compared to air travel, if you consider the time it takes to get to airport, wait to get into the boarding area, wait for the plane to take off after moving from the terminal so they can say the plane departed on time, and repeat the same challenges at the other end, a train may well get you where you want to go quicker!
Bus Travel - Greyhound Lines, the largest North American intercity bus company, with 16, 000 daily bus departures to 3,100 destinations in the United States and Canada, is a good place to look into for your travel needs. There are several great bus lines that serve most of the USA.
Excellent well-maintained interstate highways make a bus trip easy. Experiencing the scenic wonders of driving through fields and farmlands and steel bridges and cities. There is nothing like watching dawn and dusk, and the glow of all the yellow, red, brown and green. Bus travel is the is the next best thing to your own personal road trip. It is a great way to see the real America.
Extended-Stay Lodging - Extended-stay, also known as short-term housing, is the way a growing number of value-minded snowbirds and winter visitors are keeping their costs contained. Rates are usually less than other accommodations since the properties are normally not in the downtown high rent area.
Accommodations in squeaky-clean, new properties often include suite-style living with separate living room with big-screen TVs, kitchens, separate bedrooms, better bedding, complimentary hot breakfasts and sometimes light evening meals or discounts of their restaurant, happy hours, and barbecue nights.
In some locations you give up the bar and restaurant, but you have a kitchen and a lot more space. Eating in the room can help save money. The lobby is like a communal living room and the pool can just as nice.