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Around Northern Italy by Train

Rich Grant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Travel
Rich Grant

The Italians are many wonderful things - but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country's ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities.

Here's Why America Doesn't Have Great Trains

National Journal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

Thirty-nine minutes into his southbound ride from Wilmington, Delaware, to Washington, D.C., Joseph H. Boardman, president and CEO of Amtrak, begins t...

America's Most Romantic Train Trips

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.02.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

If you've been thinking about sallying forth with a companion, consider a train trip to discover Wes-Anderson-film-levels of nostalgia and beauty. From the Napa Valley to Maine, riding the rails has never been so romantic.

All Aboard: 5 Ways to Satisfy Your Love of Train Travel

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

It may be faster to get from point A to point B by plane, but when you board a train there's something magical about experiencing the mountains, prairies, even the big cities from the comfort of a railcar.

8 Gorgeous Spring Getaways Near NYC to Book Now

offMetro.com | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
offMetro.com

That morning will come when you don't hear the clanking heaters or shovels scraping the snow off the sidewalks and you'll know it's time to pack a bag for your weekend escape to one of these eight beautiful hotels, each an easy car-free ride away from New York City.

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.16.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles undoubtedly come to mind.

Riding the Sunset Limited

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel
Arthur Hoyle

Recently my wife and I rode Amtrak's Sunset Limited from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We were heading out for a two-week vacation tour of Louisiana and...

Amtrak Brings Back Luxury Leaf-Peeping Car

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | Travel

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Amtrak is bringing its vintage "Great Dome" car to upstate New York for a six-week run during the fall foliage season. ...

Why Train Travel Is So Much Better Than Flying

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hardman

I'm on a 9-hour-plus train ride, from New York City to Pittsburgh. In an age of air travel, some might think me insane. But I had myriad reasons for c...

A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

WATCH: Japan's Rotating Seats Solve Train Travel's Biggest Woe

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel

For motion-averse passengers, enduring a rocky train ride in a seat facing backward can be a painfully nauseating experience. But for those in Jap...

How Was This Not A Thing Already?

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Mullen | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

So you can book your flight, your hotel, your rental car and any combination necessary to get your trip rolling on the various travel websites out the...

Amtrak's Brilliant 'Residency' Program

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Kurt Michael Friese

Like (seemingly) every single writer and aspiring writer in the US, I was jumping up and down and scaring my pets when I heard about the idea of Amtra...

Believe

Jack Meyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Jack Meyer

the signs for Assisi are black and white and appear in an Old English Font. Before even stepping onto the platform, I was reminded that this was a special place, much like the signs at the entrances to churches reading Silence and Respect.

10 Safari Resolutions for 2014

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

We had our holiday party the other day, and after a "few" glasses of wine, we tried to come up with a safari experiences "bucket list."

You Can Now Get Between Barcelona & Paris In Six(ish) Hours

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Travel

MADRID (AP) — A high-speed rail service linking Spain and France has been inaugurated that will cut the journey time between Barcelona and Paris by ...

Europe by Train: Paris to Appenzellerland

Diane Vadino | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Diane Vadino

I already had an affinity for trains: It seemed, and remains, magical to me, that someone can take one step on solid ground in Manhattan and the next in California.

A Girl's Guide To Riding Alone

Kate McGovern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kate McGovern

I'd read somewhere that Amtrak's California Zephyr, 52 hours from Chicago to San Francisco, was the most beautiful train route in America. I'd been stateside again for almost a year when I thought, why not? I'd never been to San Francisco. I had a job with paid vacation days. I booked a ticket.

The Right Way To Ride The Trans-Siberian Railway

Matt Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Often cited as one of the most memorable journeys on earth, you can, depending on the route you choose, breathe in iconic landmarks such as Moscow’s Red Square, the Great Wall of China and the Gobi Desert, as the train trundles toward its final destination. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it?

Going to Amsterdam? The Hague Is Well Worth the Detour: Art, Dining, Lodging

Edward Schneider | Posted 10.25.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

The Hague -- seat of the Netherlands government -- had long been on our to-visit list. Everyone who'd advised us to go was right: The historic center is charming and beautiful.

More People Are Riding Amtrak This Year Than Last Year

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Amtrak says ridership was up in two of its three northern New England routes in the last fiscal year. Amtrak said...

Ride Back In Time On This Iconic Train

Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

Before airplanes were in the mix, there was train travel. Before there were trains, as we know them today, there was the Orient Express – known for ...

Amtrak's Most Scenic Train Trips

www.thrillist.com | Posted 10.02.2013 | Travel

Despite what you think you know about train travel -- it's slow, expensive, and prone to robbery by masked men on horseback -- Amtrak's got two key se...

10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe

Budget Travel | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

America hasn't cornered the market on Coolest Small Towns! Sure, we love London and Paris as much as the next traveler. Over the years, some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and cool places in Europe are off-the-beaten-path villages. Good things really do come in small packages.