Sometimes the journey is just as important as the destination. Such is the case for passengers who step aboard these 20 American trains – hand-picked by a panel of travel experts as the best in North America. Vote once per day for your favorite until voting ends on Monday, May 20 at noon ET. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 31 at noon ET. Read the official Readers’ Choice rules here.
Tom Marchant is an entrepreneurial traveler and co-founder of The Black Tomato Group, parent company of the award-winning bespoke, luxury travel operator Black Tomato, strategic creative agency Studio Black Tomato and luxury corporate incentive agency Black Tomato Agency. Black Tomato, a Virtuoso member, has been recognized as an innovative authority in global luxury travel by leading industry voices including Bloomberg, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Vogue. Marchant is a member Travel + Leisure’s A List of Top Travel Agents, Conde Nast Traveler’s 2019 World’s Best Travel Specialists and was recently named by Conde Nast Traveler as ‘one of the 50 people in the world changing the way we travel’. Tom’s passion for hitting the road came to a peak when he, his pregnant wife and their Goldendoodle packed up their entire home and drove all of their belongings for a cross-country move from Los Angeles to NYC. Follow Black Tomato on Instagram or Twitter.
Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. Her website, We Said Go Travel, was read in 212 countries in 2018. Find her talking travel on KTLA TV and her YouTube videos with over 900,000 views. Lisa has contributed to AARP, American Airways, Jewish Journal, Ms. Magazine, Smithsonian, USA Today 10best and Wharton Magazine. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.
LiLing Pang is Founder & CEO at Trekaroo, a travel resource and online community of “community of families inspiring each other to travel the world.” Pang’s personal mantra is “have kids, will travel,” and she’s always looking to push the limit of what’s possible with children in tow.
10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel coverage of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
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Award-winning travel expert Lisa Ellen Niver has explored 101 countries and talks travel on KTLA-TV and her website, We Said Go Travel, which is read in 212 countries. Her YouTube videos have nearly 900,000 views and she has more than 140,000 followers on social media (verified on Facebook and Twitter). She sailed on the high seas for seven years and she has been nominated for five Southern California Journalism Awards in the past two years and received 2nd place for her Jewish Journal article.
Niver has written for publications including AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Robb Report, Sierra Club, Smithsonian, Saturday Evening Post, United Airlines (Hemispheres) and USA Today 10Best.