Private rail travel is coming back to the US, a profile of America’s Trains, who attach private luxury cars to Amtrak trains for US luxury train travel.
Traveling by train is one of the best ways to see the world. In this section, we describe journeys on tourist railways, high-speedrailroad trains, and scenic rail journeys around the world.
By Luke Dowley Anyone who has taken an extended trip over to Europe knows that the best way to traverse its vast expanse of unique cultures and varying landscapes is by train. Whether it be exploring the wine towns tucked away in France, or exploring up the Italian coast, Europe’s rail system stretches to just […]
A Ride on Japan’s Bustling Bullet Trains By Max Hartshorne GoNOMAD Editor Back in the 1990s, Americans watched in amazement as visiting executives rode the famous Shinkansen, or Bullet Trains, across Japan. On my first trip to the country, in 1981, the bullet train was a highlight of the trip, I remember watching the speed […]
California Zephyr-Eastbound on Amtrak: A Photo Essay by Don Blodger October 2015 For years, my wife and I have dreamed of touring the U.S. on one of the trains we hear clanking down the tracks in the distance, not far from our neighborhood street. Well, on Friday, October 2nd at 11:09a we grasped the opportunity […]
Ticket to Ride…My Great Scandinavian Rail Adventure By Janis Turk Lately, the word “travel” has seemed synonymous with “hassle”; that is until I took a peaceful easy rail trip through three of the world’s most scenic countries. Sailing through Nordic fjords, gliding past blue glaciers, chugging by train through blue-bell-filled meadows, and pulling into the […]
Discover the Heart of Persia on a Railway Journey Through Iran By Carson McGrath The Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, partners with MIR Corporation, offer a two week adventure throughout some beautiful, historical places in Iran. The train company is the world’s leading rail specialist in long distance luxury rail journeys, according to Natasha Baker, Sales […]
By Robert Kingett Things are hopping at Chicago Union station this morning because of a new opening. The station has opened a new lounge area for customers who are traveling in Sleeping cars or in Business class, as well as Select Plus and Select Executive Amtrak Guest Rewards members. An Added Bonus The lounge is […]
So many European cities to see with no driving for you! By Janis Turk If you could wave a magic wand and travel wherever you wanted—Paris, Rome, Geneva, Munich, any place at all—where would you go? If your answer is, “Everywhere!” well, then start packing! Exchange rates are good, fall airfares are low, and train […]
The train from Septemvri to Dobriniste, Bulgaria harkens back to the golden age of train travel By Di Bach It’s the small details–brass coat hooks, tiny semi-circled tables with old-fashioned metal ashtrays underneath, which add a civilized edge to the journey and the otherwise shabby interior of this little train carriage. Looking out through the […]