train travel

“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.

Train travel at train station

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: A Multimodal Travel Experience

As our global society becomes more interconnected, modern adventurers are drawn to multimodal travel. Travelers can benefit by seamlessly combining trains, planes, and automobiles. This strategy provides unrivaled versatility, allowing travelers to personalize their journey. Whether taking a scenic rail ride, flying long distances, or driving locally, multimodal travel is … Read more   Read more

The World Rail & Road Travel
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Giving Up On Perfect: A Road-Trip Through USA

By Torrance McCartney

As a child, the cinematic perfection and endless romance of America beckoned me from the warm tropics of my Australian home.   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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Best Summer Road Trips in Europe

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

Embarking on a road trip through the diverse landscapes of Europe is an enchanting adventure that promises a tapestry of unforgettable experiences. From ancient cobblestone streets that whisper tales of bygone eras to breathtaking coastal roads that caress the edge of the continent, Europe beckons wanderlust-filled souls to explore its … Read more   Read more

Europe Rail & Road Travel
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Ultimate Road Trip to Tofino

By Sara Perillo

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 more

Canada Nature & Outdoors Rail & Road Travel
Copper Harbor, Michigan along US 41 is a childhood favorite road trip in the summer. Photo CC 3.0.

America’s Iconic Summer Road Trips

By Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.

If you’re looking for road tips ideas in the United States, there are plenty of options to choose from. The United States is renowned for its vast and diverse landscapes, making it an ideal destination for summer road trips. From stunning coastlines to majestic mountains, charming small towns to bustling … Read more   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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For Your NZ Cross-Country Road Trip: Rent Or Choose Motorhomes For Sale?

New Zealand is a beautiful country with various unique sights you can visit during your vacation. If you prefer to be more comfortable on your road trip, try driving a motorhome instead of renting a car. If you haven’t experienced traveling cross-country in a motorhome before, this post will discuss … Read more   Read more

Oceania Rail & Road Travel
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The Top 5 Ways to Travel Around Europe

Visiting Europe should be on every travel enthusiast’s bucket list, as the continent is home to some of the most charming and exciting places in the world. Between bustling cities such as London, Paris, and Milan, or small towns such as Colmar, Bruges, and Albarracin, you will never get tired … Read more   Read more

Europe Rail & Road Travel
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Traveling in China – under the skin of the culture

By Jon Geldart

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 more

Asia Off the Beaten Path Rail & Road Travel
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How to Experience Train Tourism and Become a Railfan

By Breana Johnson

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 more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel
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South Dakota: An Underrated U.S. Road Trip

By Tara Tadlock

While most tourists may flock to the Californian coast for a road trip (and fairly so), travelers searching for something different should set their gaze on the Midwest towards South Dakota.   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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Family RV Travel

Hear about RV travel, the joys of multi-generational family travel. and traveling across the country as people of color.   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel
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Empty roads and a full soul: Road tripping Namibia during the pandemic

By Kellie Paxian

Like most people who have touched down on the continent, Africa has captured my soul in a way that you just can’t understand until you’ve been.   Read more

Africa Experiences Rail & Road Travel
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Road trip tips: Spend less and make the most out of your journey on wheels

By Kellie Paxian

As airborne travel is still largely discouraged due to the pandemic, many of us have taken to exploring our backyards by wheels…   Read more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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Traveling Route 66 and Crossing Europe in an RV

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 more

United States Rail & Road Travel
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Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys

By Katy Spratte Joyce

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 more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel Sustainability