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The U.S.A – All Aboard!
Jun 4, 2014
There’s an undeniable romance to riding the rails. Those who choose the train are seduced by the more intimate pace of crossing through – rather than flying over – a landscape. Other features of train travel? Interact with other passengers, seeing the geography change in front of you and accessing more...
14 Great Train Rides in Asia
May 30, 2014
In Asia, speed is prized in its trains, but many still take their sweet time allowing for visitors to take in the scenery though the fast ones can be just as memorable, but in a different way.
Colorado – Get On Track For Brews And Blues
May 10, 2014
The first railroad cut through Colorado’s rocky terrain back in 1869 – and the transportation mode hasn't lost any steam since. These days there is certainly more of an eclectic selection of trains to choose from though. There are beer trains, wine trains and even blues trains – all traversing the...
Take It Slow - Seven Great Train Journeys In South America
Mar 14, 2014
In the busy world we live in, it’s easy to forget to slow down and enjoy the trip. These seven amazing rail journeys in South America are scenic and soothing, providing a relaxing few hours in the middle of an ordinarily hectic schedule. Nariz Del Diablo – Devil’s Nose Originally part of...
Happy Cable Car Day! - Five Of The World’s Best Cable Car Rides
Jan 17, 2014
I’m not sure if you’re able to handle the excitement, but today is Cable Car Day. Yes, January 17 has been designated to celebrate all matters ‘cable car’, as the date marks that momentous day back in 1871 when Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the...
North Pole Bound – The Saratoga And North Creek Railway Brings The Polar Express To Life
Dec 22, 2013
As the shopping malls get busier and busier, families can escape the crowds for an Adirondack getaway promising sing-alongs and Santa aboard everyone’s favourite holiday train...
Ticket To Ride - Christmas Train Rides Around The World
Dec 18, 2013
During the festive season, many train operators decorate their cabins with evergreen garlands and Christmas lights and take their passengers on an unforgettable journey through snow-covered wilderness and illuminated towns. Here are a few of our favourite festive train journeys...
World Report - January 2013
Feb 28, 2013
  New Fairmont In Dubai The newest addition to the Fairmont portfolio is on the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, and near to many other man-made record holders like Burj Khalifa, the largest free-standing building in the world. Fairmont The Palm is a spacious development with 381 guestrooms and suites, including two...
Snapshots Fall 2012
Nov 21, 2012
  BELIZE Some Things AreWorth It The locavore dining movement has deep roots in Canada, but there are some daily indulgences even those...
Cruising By Rail - Korea's Newest Train Excursion Showcases The Wonders Of The East Coast
Oct 8, 2012
Wearing a blue and gold livery that instantly reminds you of luxury rail icons like the Blue Train and Rocky Mountaineer, Korea’s crisply modern Haerang takes rail touring in a different direction. While most train excursions focus on the journey rather than the destination, Haerang bills itself as a rail...
Ridin' The Rails In Alaska - Welcome Aboard A Train Trip Like No Other
May 30, 2012
Stepping aboard a train bound for the Alaska wilderness is the beginning of a journey filled with adventure and surprise.
Following The Word - A Stroll Through Scotland's Literary Places
Apr 2, 2012
The landscape of Scotland has inspired writers for centuries giving rise to some of fiction's most memorable characters from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to Sherlock Holmes to a boy wizard named Harry Potter.
A Beachin' View - Riding The Rails On California's Coast
Oct 26, 2011
Why cram into a car when you can ride the rails in comfort on Amtrak California’s Pacific Surfliner? Panoramic windows on modern bi-level cars showcase the towering cliffs, windswept beaches, and picturesque towns along the Pacific coast. Take the train from Los Angeles to San Diego to reach romantic beaches,
Swiss Rails, 10 and Counting
Jun 25, 2010
When the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO added the Albula and Bernina line of the Rhaetian Railway serving the Canton of Graubunden in southeastern Switzerland, to its world heritage list it brought the country’s number of UNESCO World Heritage sites and Biospheres to 10. On the Bernina line (built in...
Tiny Rails - Explore India's Hill Resorts By Toy Train
Feb 1, 2010
One of the truly unique ways to see India is aboard the “toy” trains, narrow gauge railways that chug up to the hill resorts of Shimla, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Darjeeling and Matheran. Settle in and enjoy the views of terraced fields and small villages and the panoramas from breathtaking bridges.