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Travel Tip: Short Haul Train Trips You Can Take Around North America
Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Short Haul Train Trips You Can Take Around North America

You’ve heard me talk about the lost art of train travel. But not everyone can spend several days on a train, which is why it’s worth taking a test drive on… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel
Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Apps to Help You Book Bus & Train Travel

There are dozens of websites and apps to help you search, compare and book air travel. But what about bus and train travel? Technology is starting to catch up there… Read More…

Rocky Mountaineer: Train Travel for Foodies
Culinary Travel / Trains

Rocky Mountaineer: Train Travel for Foodies

One of the best ways to cover a lot of ground and take in the scenery is by riding the rails. Contributing writer Lilit Marcus shares a train trip she… Read More…

Travel Deals: Fabulous Fall Savings
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains / Travel Deals / Travel Tips

Travel Deals: Fabulous Fall Savings

We’re in that sweet spot between summer and winter, when the weather is still fine, the high-season crowds have gone home, and the deals are rolling out. Did we mention… Read More…

Travel Tip: Don’t Forget Amtrak Offers Rail Passes
Trains / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Don’t Forget Amtrak Offers Rail Passes

Have you ever heard of an Amtrak rail pass? I bet you haven’t because Amtrak has done a terrible job of letting you know it exists. Believe it or not,… Read More…

Take a Ride on America’s Greenest Train
CBS News / Eco Travel / Trains

Take a Ride on America’s Greenest Train

The era of steam trains in America stretched from the 1820s to the 1960s. But these historic locomotives are not all relics of the past. Almost all trains powered by… Read More…

Iconic & Affordable Train Rides around the World
Trains / Travel News

Iconic & Affordable Train Rides around the World

Taking the train means enjoying the ride without the stress of sitting behind the wheel.  And as airfares continue to rise and air service is cut back, in some cases… Read More…

Travel Tip: On-Demand Entertainment on Buses, Trains & Planes
Airlines & Airports / Apps & Technology / Bus Travel / Trains / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: On-Demand Entertainment on Buses, Trains & Planes

We’ve all come to expect connectivity and entertainment in hotels. And the good news is these options are becoming more common in other areas of the travel world. For a… Read More…

Travel Tip: Step Back in Time Aboard a Steam Train
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Step Back in Time Aboard a Steam Train

Before diesel engines took over in the 1950s, trains were powered by steam. As any rail enthusiast will tell you, this is the way to re-live the golden age of… Read More…

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Best Kid-Friendly Train Trips
Family/Kids Travel / Trains / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: The Best Kid-Friendly Train Trips

It’s summer, which means it’s time to pack up the kids and go on an adventure. But instead of taking the car, why not try taking the train? It turns… Read More…

Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?
Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / Plane Crashes / Trains / Travel Safety

Know the Real Risks: How Safe Is Travel Today?

Don’t let fear impact the way you travel.  It’s time to look at the numbers to understand what’s actually dangerous and what’s just perceived as being dangerous.  Comparing recent data… Read More…