By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Guy Saw The US For Under $500, His Photos Will Make You Rethink Your Vacation Plans.

Have you ever traveled across the country? Most specifically, have you ever traveled across the country for under $500?

It seems totally impossible, but one young traveler figured out the secret. Derek Low took a journey around the United States for 15 days, using only Amtrak to get around. Though trains take much longer than planes, the fares are considerably cheaper - not to mention more scenic. They're the perfect alternative for young travelers on a budget, and Low's photos from his trip are simply spectacular.

This is Low's route across America, stretched out over 15 days. If he did the trip with no stops, it would take about 4 days.

Low is 24 years old, and works as an engineer in San Francisco.

He traveled 3,400 miles using only Amtrak trains.

He broke his trip into chunks: San Francisco to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City to Denver, Denver to Chicago, and Chicago to New York.

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