Trains are really cool. And they can be faster, cheaper, more convenient, and more environmentally friendly than cars. So why is there no high speed rail in the US? For such a big country, wouldn't that be ideal interstate transport?
27 y/o American here. I have some money saved and I'm selling my business in the next few months. I'll be doing some traveling with friends and family afterwards, but I also want to do a few long distance bike tours and I'm trying to find some interesting routes.
Places I'm considering
>Full length of Japan with some exploring and longer stops in towns I really like
>Mississippi river trail
Any other tours I should add to my list?