Train travel

The Book Cliffs outside Moab - photo Rocky Mountaineer
Taking My Sweet Time: Rockies to the Red Rocks on the Rocky Mountaineer

Visions of towering rosy hoodoos, pillowy sandstone hills, and sheer-sided box canyon walls were on my mind as I climbed aboard the Rocky Mountaineer just outside of Denver. For two days we’d be rolling along historic rail lines and tracking the muddy Colorado River from Denver to Moab, Utah, covering
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Paddington Station early in the morning, photo by Helen Earley
Taking the Night Train in England – An Atmospheric Family Adventure

Despite many threats to cancel or restrict services over the years, two sleeper trains remain in Britain. Recent refurbishments to both suggest that these marvellous rail journeys are here to stay. The best-known overnight train service in Britain is the Caledonian Sleeper, an overnight service between Euston station and Scotland. Despite
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Halifax to Toronto to Montreal on Via Rail
Canadian Railroad Trilogy: Halifax to Toronto and Montreal by Train

The Journey Backpacking and living in Europe in our early twenties created a passion for the trains that has never dulled. The train is romantic, nostalgic and magical. It’s an experience that adventurous spirits can’t resist. Halifax to Toronto takes about 26 hours via train, and the journey from Toronto
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Kids Ride Via Rail All Summer for $15
Deal Alert: Kids Ride for $15 this Summer on VIA Rail

Choo choo choo. What better way to travel across Canada than by rail? Take in all the beauty without stopping to refuel or nodding off behind the wheel. Enjoy a family dinner in a dining car rather than dealing with cramped knees and getting jabbed by pesky airline tray “tables”.
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Train Travel in Thailand
Riding the Rails in Thailand

As children, we all dreamed of riding the rails just like Thomas the Train. Unfortunately there aren’t as many opportunities to take trains….real trains…any more. So when you can mix train travel with vacation travel, you’ve got yourself a treat. If you are heading to Thailand on a family vacation,
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England's Cornish Riviera Express Family Luxury on a Britrail Pass
The Joys of England’s Cornish Riviera Express – Family Luxury on a Britrail Pass

My daughter has her nose pressed to the glass and is gazing dreamily out the window at smooth green fields, horses and cows and the occasional clump of trees: gentle, rolling countryside that only England can offer. Suddenly there is a change in pressure, and with a tremendous WHOOSH, everything outside
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London with Kids
Going Underground? Hopping on a Double-decker? Here are 5 Great Tips for Traveling on London Transport with Kids

London, England is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, with plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages. To make the most of your unforgettable visit to England’s capital, check out these 5 tips for traveling on London Transport with kids: 1. Choose the Right Ticket There are a few options
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