Enjoying the Scenic Railways of New Zealand By Norman A Rubin New Zealand is a country of scenic and diverse natural beauty. The country is divided into two main islands, North and South. North Island has unique scenery ranging from fine sandy beaches, through productive farmland and verdant forest to quite active volcanic mountains with […]
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.
The Infamous Nariz del Diablo By David Joshua Jennings I am sitting on top of the front caboose when the wheels below began screaming and a sudden jolt nearly throws me from the train. I turn my head just in time to see the two rail cars behind me jump off the track and drag […]
Barog Station, Kalka Shimla Railway: All Aboard the Choo-Choo Train By Mirdula Dwivedi There is a time in an academic calendar when the start of a new semester is just around the corner. And that makes me feel like squeezing in one more break before things become really hectic. Racking my Brains! As I had […]
Taking the Finland to Sweden Train Across Scandinavia By Kent E. St. John Senior Travel Editor All aboard! My trip took me to Stockholm, Helsinki and several other delightful Scandinavian hideaways. Traveling on the steel rails in Scandinavia opened up the possibility of meeting locals as well as hitting spots not on the usual tourist […]
Rambling through Aotearoa by Bus, Bike, Boat, and Rail By Marie Javins New Zealand is one of the most popular destinations in the world today. It’s beautiful, compact, and inexpensive. Getting yourself around New Zealand is easy — most roads are sealed, the signs are in English, and an efficient tourist infrastructure caters to travelers. […]
By Marie Javins Quick, what is the largest, deepest canyon in North America? If you answered “Grand Canyon,” you’d be wrong. No one can deny the drama of the Grand Canyon on a clear day. Without question, it is visually the most stunning canyon in North America and possibly the world. Barranca Del Cobre But […]