With the arrival of daily Amtrak service to Downtown Roanoke, it's all aboard to Virginia's Blue Ridge, according to a new article in Lake & Sumter Style Magazine.

The "All Aboard" article was written by Mary Ann DeSantis, who has participated in multiple media tours hosted by Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge and produced many different articles showcasing the region.

In her latest piece, DeSantis documents what it's like to travel to Virginia's Blue Ridge via Amtrak from Washington, D.C., and the many experience visitors will find once they arrive. The article encourages visitors to check out The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Center in the Square, Roanoke Star, Virginia Museum of Transportation, and other local places of interest.

The following is an excerpt from the story on what it was like to take the train to Virginia's Blue Ridge:

"It was easy to relax in the quiet, modern car that provided a much smoother ride than I remember from train rides of my childhood. I was able to complete some work, relax with a glass of wine from the Café Car, watch a gorgeous Blue Ridge sunset, and even nap a little before arriving in Roanoke. And believe me, I needed all my energy to take in all the city had to offer."

As a stop on the Northeast Regional line, Virginia's Blue Ridge is now easily accessible via train from Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston.

Check out the full article on the Lake & Sumter Style Magazine website and start planning your next visit.