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Travel Tip: When to Buy a First Class Train Ticket Abroad?
Europe / Trains / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: When to Buy a First Class Train Ticket Abroad?

You may think you know the difference between a first class or a second-class rail ticket, but there is more to the train class system abroad than meets the eye…. Read More…

Hidden Gems: Wales, Traveling Through Wales
British Isles / Hidden Gems / Hidden Gems: Wales / Trains / Videos

Hidden Gems: Wales, Traveling Through Wales

Traveling through Wales is more than just getting from Point A to Point B, it’s an adventure in and of itself. Join Peter in our last installment of the Hidden… Read More…

Icarus Award: Crimes and Misdemeanors
Airlines & Airports / Europe / Icarus Award / Trains / Travel News / USA

Icarus Award: Crimes and Misdemeanors

Icarus nominees are never one to live within the law. Smuggling, fighting, stealing and groping are all common. Some of this week’s nominees committed real crimes, but others are pandering… Read More…

Travel Tip: Unusual Airport Transportation
Airlines & Airports / Trains / Travel Tips / Travel Tools

Travel Tip: Unusual Airport Transportation

Around the world, airports and train stations are coming up with some very creative ways to address congestion and of course, your long wait times. At London’s Heathrow Airport, new… Read More…

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast
Adventure Travel & Sports / Airlines & Airports / Beach Vacations / Natural Disasters / Northeast / Trains / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools / USA / Water sports

Hurricane Irene Sparks Evacuations Along East Coast

With meteorologists claiming that Hurricane Irene has the potential to be the worst hurricane to hit the Northeast since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, travel plans and end of summer vacations… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
Adventure Travel & Sports / Destinations / Hiking & Biking / South America / Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools

Exploring Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon Cruises

Sometimes, a great adventure begins by finding something new. Other times, it comes from following the footsteps of history’s greatest adventurers. Melinda Newman heads to the Peruvian Amazon on the… Read More…

Travel Deals: Hawaii, Palm Springs & The Rocky Mountaineer
Canada / Hawaii / Trains / Travel Deals

Travel Deals: Hawaii, Palm Springs & The Rocky Mountaineer

It’s not too early to begin finding deals for your fall travel. Nor is it too late to find one last summer bargain. Head north to Canada or west to… Read More…

Fatal Accidents Further Tarnish Amtrak As Republicans Seek To Slice It Up
Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools / USA

Fatal Accidents Further Tarnish Amtrak As Republicans Seek To Slice It Up

As Congress prepares to debate the future of Amtrak, a recent spree of fatal incidents isn’t helping the railroad’s already tarnished image. Congress has been debating the highway and mass… Read More…

Trains / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Combining Train Travel With Other Types Of Travel

As a long-time fan of rail travel, I’m often telling people about America’s great train rides. Now here’s a cool idea: How about combining your train trip with other forms… Read More…

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert
Cruise Travel / Japan / Natural Disasters / Trains / Travel News

Japan Tourism Recovery Underway As State Department Revises Travel Alert

Japan tourism continues to struggle in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that sparked nuclear-disaster fears, but there are some signs of recovery on the horizon. According to… Read More…

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman
Asia / China / Destinations / Luxury Travel / Shopping / Trains / Travel News

Shanghai Shopping & Eating Plus Shanghai Hotel Reviews: Postcard From Suzy Gershman

Suzy Gershman returns to Shanghai to explore the new hotels built for the World Expo. Dear Peter, I try to get to Shanghai once a year, though I must admit… Read More…