Want to unplug and unwind? Consider leaving the car at home and taking a day-long train trip.
Train trips offer fabulous views of mountains, deserts, oceans and forests, as well as cultural and historic experiences. They allow you to sit back and ponder the scenery instead of the traffic.
The cost will depend on the season, route and class of train car. But discounts are often available for military members, seniors, students, children and members of AARP or AAA.
And best of all, these trips all take a day or less.