I mean, d’oh, who wouldn’t want to be, right? Check out the #AmtrakResidency program:
Amtrak is excited to announce the official launch of the #AmtrakResidency program.
#AmtrakResidency was designed to allow creative professionals who are passionate about train travel and writing to work on their craft in an inspiring environment. Round-trip train travel will be provided on an Amtrak long-distance route. Each resident will be given a private sleeper car, equipped with a desk, a bed and a window to watch the American countryside roll by for inspiration. Routes will be determined based on availability.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by a panel. Up to 24 writers will be selected for the program starting March 17, 2014 through March 31, 2015. A passion for writing and an aspiration to travel with Amtrak for inspiration are the sole criteria for selection. Both emerging and established writers will be considered.
Residencies will be anywhere from 2-5 days, with exceptions for special projects.
There is no cost to apply for the #AmtrakResidency program. For more information, please read our Official Terms.
It doesn’t really get more “one mile at a time” than that, does it? I’m going to apply!*
*this post is being written from an Alaska Airlines flight after having consumed several shots of Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka — I reserve the right to change my mind in the morning
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Flyer University)