“The journey is part of the experience – an expression of the seriousness of one’s intent. One doesn’t take the A train to Mecca.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Jumping in a car or campervan to hit the open road is so exhilarating. Feeling the wind in your hair as you round the curve of the road to discover a new landscape is alluring.
Likewise, sitting at the window on a train and it traverses a mountain range or along a coastline or even through a plain is magical. The gentle rocking of the train can ease you into a meditative state (or gentle nap) as you enjoy the beautiful scenery.
If you’re filled with wanderlust there’s no better way to travel than rail and road travel.
As Emma Chase, author of Tamed said, “the greatest part of a road trip isn’t arriving at your destination. It’s all the wild stuff that happens along the way.”
The spontaneity and liberation that rail and road travel offers is empowering and the ability to be experience a beautiful landscape closeup is humbling.
Experience the road and travel along the rails as you explore these stories.
Tofino is a funky surfer town on the West Coast that has earned its reputation as Canada’s top adventure playground. With its sprawling beaches, wild inlets, and ancient rainforests, it’s easy to see why Tofino has become such a popular destination. Read moreCanada Nature & Outdoors Rail & Road Travel
While many of these train activities are rooted in nostalgia, there are still plenty of modern-day travelers who not only enjoy trains as a means of transport but also the object of entire vacations. Read moreUnited States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel
As airborne travel is still largely discouraged due to the pandemic, many of us have taken to exploring our backyards by wheels… Read moreUnited States Rail & Road Travel
As we travel through Iceland you will hear about America’s historic Route 66 with Route Magazine editor, Brennan Matthews and Kat Bird of the Wandering Bird blog will share her adventures crossing Europe in an RV. Read moreUnited States Rail & Road Travel
As travelers seek ways to minimize their impact on the environment while moving about the globe, Amtrak trains are standing out as an increasingly desirable option. The eco-friendliness of this transportation option is a big selling point, as the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that trains use about 50 percent less … Read more Read moreUnited States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel Sustainability
Travelling by train in China is not as difficult as you might first think, though buying tickets can be a fraught affair with the many booths and total lack of any language other than Chinese which can confront you. Read moreAsia Off the Beaten Path Rail & Road Travel
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. During our coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Travel’n On made some new friends while traveling aboard the Rocky Mountaineer Whistler Express between Vancouver and Whistler. You’ll … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
Morning view of Lake Louise from our room. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick Our final day in Lake Louise, we awoke very early to take in the sunrise over the lake and mountains from our large picture window. This place is so beautiful that it brings tears to your eyes. This truly … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
Ian working away inside our Douglas Fir chalet. Photo: Tonya Fitzpatrick Last night we checked into a great resort—the Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets. The resort is set in a wooded area above the town in a remote area and we were given a very nice two-level, loft chalet. The … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel
As we started the day a bit on the sleepy side, our taxi transported us to the Rocky Mountaineer Station on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver. Over 500 passengers were gathered in anticipation of a long journey from the coastal British Columbia rain-forest through the Canadian Rockies into the desert … Read more Read moreCanada Rail & Road Travel