Latest Articles on Train Travel

How to Travel by Train in Italy

There are plenty of reasons to travel by train instead of plane: In addition to avoiding the hassles that come with flying (long security lines, cramped seats), train travel allows you to slow down, relax, and take it all in. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the country famous for…

14 Stunning Fall Foliage Train Tours in the U.S.

Aaaah, fall. The time of year that’s all about enjoying the cool, crisp air, watching the world transform into a canvas of brilliant colors, and of course, indulging in pumpkin spiced lattes. There’s no better place to see the pageantry of the great outdoors than aboard a scenic excursion train, which often goes where cars…

The Most Scenic Train Trips in the Alps

The speed with which planes allow us to traverse the world is pretty impressive, but when it comes to taking the scenic route, trains have it down. In Europe, some of the best eye-candy comes from a train trip in the Alps, the mountain range that extends approximately 750 miles across eight countries, including France,…

10 Tips for Taking the Train in India

Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus); Image courtesy of Sven Lindner via Flickr. There’s nowhere else in the world like India — and that goes for everything, from its amazing culinary traditions to simply taking the train. India has the second-largest rail network on the planet, and it’s estimated that 23 million people use the nation’s…

The Hottest New Amenity on Luxury Trains? Full-Service Spas

Courtesy of Belmond Though many travelers use planes to get from A to B, there’s nothing quite like taking a more leisurely, more scenic route aboard a luxury train. While there are plenty of journeys to choose from, the Belmond Royal Scotsman has a brand new amenity that’ll be sure to pique many travelers’ interest—a…

5 Scenic Canadian Train Trips

While Canada’s major cities are certainly a tourist draw, its wilderness is a sight to behold on its own. While the more audacious might choose to hike the mountains and plains, there is a much more convenient method of sightseeing—trains. Canada’s train system can take guests across the entire country, viewing everything from the rocky…

The World’s Most Scenic Winter Train Rides

Few films capture the beauty of winter train travel as the 1974 silver screen mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express.” In it, Hercule Poirot investigates a stabbing that occurred on a train from Istanbul to Paris. But this is no ordinary commute, as the seats are covered in red velvet and the scenery outside the…