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Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Amtrak Transported Record Number of Passengers

The results are in, and the numbers might surprise you. Amtrak has transported a record number of passengers and at the same time posted its smallest loss in decades. Is… Read More…

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Trains / Travel Tips / USA

Travel Tip: Can’t-Miss Train Rides You Can Take Around the Country

If you’re like me, you’re a train fan and love traveling by rail. This summer–and in many cases throughout the year—there are some great train excursions you can take in… Read More…

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Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Train Passes You Can Use Around the World

As the summer approaches—otherwise known as high travel season—looking for inexpensive airfares may prove to be a difficult challenge. But there are deals out there—if you can plan your trips… Read More…

Travel Tip: Finding Affordable Short Haul Train Rides
Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Finding Affordable Short Haul Train Rides

Here’s a little story that celebrates the benefits of train travel. Recently, I was in Richmond, Virginia and needed to get back to New York. There were no convenient or… Read More…

Travel Tip: Will We See the Return of High Speed Travel?
Airlines & Airports / Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Will We See the Return of High Speed Travel?

High flying frequent travelers have been lamenting the end of Concorde flights more than ten years ago, and wondering if true high speed air travel will ever return. Well, never… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Trains Still Bringing in a Profit?
Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are Trains Still Bringing in a Profit?

If you’re like me, you love riding trains, especially longer routes. Amtrak certainly has some legendary ones. The Sunset Limited between New York and Los Angeles, the Silver Meteor between Miami… Read More…

5 Family-Friendly Train Rides Across the U.S.
Trains / USA / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

5 Family-Friendly Train Rides Across the U.S.

Today, most people who travel by train do so because it simply gets them from point A to point B. But there are still a number of train operations throughout… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Take Scenic Train Rides Around the U.S.
Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How You Can Take Scenic Train Rides Around the U.S.

It’s one thing to take the train from point A to point B—in which case you definitely want to bring along some entertainment. But when it comes to scenic train… Read More…

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Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Train Passes That Are Actually Worth The Price

In some countries, a train pass gets you more than just access to a few trains. It can actually connect you to multiple forms of transportation with one ticket. The old… Read More…

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
Canada / 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 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…