Americans love Eurail passes and for a good reason: They're convenient and exciting to hold onto before your trip. They are not necessarily, however, a great deal.
This is a picture of train. An ugly train. It can't help being ugly and I forgive it.
Saving energy saves consumers money. Less pollution means better public health and cleaner lakes and rivers for all. Why would anyone argue that it's somehow smart to waste energy and money?
Valentine's Day is upon us, and it's time to express our love with gifts that would normally only be appropriate for a Care Bear.
The State of the Union is the president's first big opportunity to retrain our nation's focus on economic prosperity instead of austerity.
The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.
The United States of America is the richest country in the history of the world. So why is its foundation literally crumbling away? Consider these three areas of vital infrastructure in need of serious attention.
Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?
I can hardly believe that I am back already from this amazing adventure through Russia, my family's homeland. To say that it was incredible would be an understatement, which is not a typical Russian trait!
During a recent sojourn to San Jose, we stumbled upon several spooky reasons why the Capital of Silicon Valley is the place to celebrate Halloween this year.
In 1829, Englishman George Stephenson brought to life the first steam-powered locomotive -- named Rocket -- and marked the birth of train travel.
Coming from the other side of the tracks, the new Italo may have been conceived as "the people's train," but with two of its founders being "Made-in-Italy" magnates -- Ferrari Chairman Luca Montezemolo and Tod's Diego della Valle -- Italo is upping the elegance ante in inter-regional commuting. Think Milan Fashion Week with magnet synchronous motors.
Long before I was a housewife writing letters to sentient trains, I studied anthropology, and thus far I haven't been able to make sense of you and your friends.
The Republican Super PACs have millions of dollars to spend, not to save. Watch for their hard-nosed decisions after the first Presidential debate to flood even more money into the competitive small-state Senate races.
There is an entire genre of photography dedicated to documenting the peculiarities of Amtrak trains.
The different social spaces within the train allow for personal mobility and prolonged social interactions that do not occur in other forms of transportation.