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An Artistic Train Journey through Japan

La Carmina | Posted 01.06.2017 | Travel
La Carmina

Japan is a wonderful destination for travelers who love art and culture. These local expressions range from pop culture cute to traditional Shinto arc...

Poles Apart - Champagne on ice to Camping on ice in the Space of a Month

Sue Flood | Posted 06.01.2016 | Travel
Sue Flood

My career as a wildlife and travel filmmaker and photographer has taken me to many extreme environments over the last twenty-five years, some inhospitable and potentially dangerous.

Traveling in Spain's Fast Lane

Rick Steves | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We hear so much about Europe's problems. Traveling here, I see its successes. Spain, with one of the most miserable economies in Europe, is now laced ...

If You Want to Trek in Sri Lanka Get Off the Trails and Get on the Train Tracks Instead

Courtney Lambert | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

Navigating up to the railway in Nuwara Eliya's tea country One, two, three; I mentally counted each wooden, rectangular plank I tread upon and shifte...

Why It's Cheaper to Fly Than to Take the Train in the U.K.

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.03.2017 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose One blogger's money-saving flight from Britain to Germany and back has made u...

Here's What That Post About Taking A Train Across The USA For $213 Doesn't Tell You

Eric Fadden | Posted 01.07.2017 | Travel
Eric Fadden

I keep seeing it. "Across the USA by Train for Just $213." Every so often, the picture and title will roll through my Facebook feed as a friend shares it. Every time I see it, I want to scream. Because here's the thing: This is an awful, awful idea. In fact, it downright sucks.

11 Memorable Train Journeys in Africa, From Cairo To Cape Town

AFKTravel | Posted 10.27.2016 | Travel

The train is not the most popular -- nor the most efficient -- way to travel in Africa, but its aura of faded bygone glamour makes it a must for those who are fans of slow travel.

How To Master The Art Of Amtrak Travel

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Riding the rails -- it's a beloved experience that many prefer to plane or car travel. There are no security lines and no traffic, plus the benefit of wider seats and more legroom. But among those who don't travel Amtrak regularly, it's common to hear complaints.

Traveling in Britain During a Transit Strike? Log On to Twitter.

Edward Schneider | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Edward Schneider

Our travel days coincided with not one but two prospective industrial actions, and, as usual, it was difficult to get reliable and useful updates from news media -- or indeed from railroad employees, at least one of whom was a positive volcano of misinformation.

How To Savor Europe By Rail

Findery | Posted 06.16.2016 | Travel

When I recently needed to get from northern Spain to central Italy to hop a flight back to the U.S., I could have easily jumped on a budget airplane and been there the same morning. It wasn't a short journey by rail. So why did I still opt to take the train?

Daniel Marans

Connecticut Passes Progressive Budget Over Corporate Objections | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Connecticut passed a two-year, $40 billion budget on Thursday that will raise taxes and increase infrastructure spending despite the objections of maj...

Leo Express: A Gleaming New Train Service Coming to a Station Near You

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business

Amazing new business models are rare ... even in this time of great 'disruption.' Many start-ups position themselves as disrupting because they feel they have to or die. So they reach.

The 15 Most Gorgeous Train Rides In The World

Fodor's | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel

Luckily, some of the world's most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides.

Sam Stein

Riding Amtrak The Morning After The Deadly Crash | Sam Stein | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics

SOMEWHERE ALONG AMTRAK'S NORTHEAST CORRIDOR -- Elliott Gregg sat in the cafe car of Amtrak Train 174 late Wednesday morning, eating a hot dog and pret...

Ticket to Ride: 7 Ways to Travel By Ski Train

Liftopia | Posted 05.11.2016 | Travel

We took off from Union Station in Denver at 7 a.m. as the sun was rising and rolled through the outskirts of the city towards the mountains, waving at folks who stopped to take pictures as we passed. My friend and I had come prepared for the ride with ingredients for mimosas.

Around Northern Italy by Train

Rich Grant | Posted 06.29.2015 | 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 06.02.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 | Posted 05.06.2015 | Travel

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...

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.