Do you remember the Amtrak song from the 1980’s?

Amtrak Song!

Do you remember the Amtrak song from the eighties?  Hint: It beings with the words, “There’s something about….” Did that help you?  If you got it without help, comment “I got this” below.  If you didn’t get it no worries, click the link, WARNING, it will get stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

Thank you to Happenings Q&A Radio WLIP  AM 1050 Kenosha for opening our radio interview with the Amtrak commercial from my childhood.  Courtesy of the late Richie Havens, please enjoy the full interview here:

Future Posts Start with Beyond the Rails: “Destination”

Over the past 2.5 years of our train travel, we have had the pleasure of visiting so many interesting, historic,  fun, and amazing places. We could not have done so without the generous support of local Chambers of Commerce and Convention and Visitor Bureaus.  In some cases we received generous discounts and admission tickets from individual vendors.

We have carefully chosen each location and the venues we enjoyed to be published in Volume I of our book Beyond the Rails.  If we felt that an activity, hotel or restaurant, or destination was not worthy of our “Daytripper Recommendation” we simply did not include it in our reviews.


Interspersed with our normal LB Living Better posts please enjoy our Beyond the Rails posts, the destination will be in the title so you don’t have to open any that you are not interested in reading!


Beyond the Rails “Travel Talks and Book Signings”

As much as I would love for you to buy our new book on cross-country train travel, I would much rather talk about travel!  Do you have a group, business, or non-profit looking for a fund raiser? I am happy to discuss workshops, book signings, raffles and book purchase donations for your organization, just send me an email.  Click here for a list of travel related presentations!

I am especially excited to introduce my new cross-over workshop!  This is the workshop that perfectly melds my passion for all things organizational and efficient with my living better lifestyle and yes, the two go hand in hand!


Could your employees use a corporate reset? Is vacation time accruing at alarming rates? Constant connectivity is wreaking havoc on worker’s personal and professional aspirations. This workshop is researched based however it is presented with humorous, real life, relevance. Invite Lisa’s  two plus decades of organizational expertise, coupled with her passion for travel and adventure to inspire your group, your staff, your colleagues to be living better… the only mistake is not to begin!


Beyond the Rails Book Order Information

Beyond the Rails is available on-line in print or digital format through amazon  and at our favorite home town bookstore Titcombs Bookshop in East Sandwich, MA.




Last but not least, I hope you are enjoying your summer and I look forward to “talking train travel” with you this Fall and beyond!

About LB Living Better

Lisa Bates has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, Certification to teach Behavioral Sciences and a degree in Business Administration. From school administrator and non-profit executive, to teacher, coach, counselor and mom, Lisa has extensive experience, knowledge and training working with children from toddlers to teenagers. Currently, Lisa owns and operates LB Living Better an organizational and educational services business. Lisa has just released her first book, Barbies in the Horse Bin, Living Better with Organized Children and she is a seasoned, energizing, humorous, workshop presenter with extensive experience. As a mother of three teenagers including twin boys, Lisa maintains her sanity by writing, travelling and playing with her dogs. Read more about Lisa Bates at or contact her at

Leave a Reply