Articles Tagged ‘train’

Surprises in Japan

Surprises in Japan June 15, 2012 | Asia, Japan | Read More
In the land of the rising sun, some things are seen in the light of day while other things remain in the shadows.  Japan is a nation that’s full of surprises around each corner.    From the food to the train travel, the unexpected awaits. Train in Tokyo Image:  mrhayata/Flickr Known for having...

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The colorfully-painted changing rooms that dot St. James Beach are a site to be seen for any visitor to Cape Town. But what better way to see them than from the window of a vintage coach train? The Atlantic Rail runs along the coast of False Bay, from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and offers a perfect...

Catching a Train in the UK? Up to Half of Official Rail Advice is Incorrect

Catching a Train in the UK? Up to Half of Official Rail Advice is Incorrect March 16, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Traveling by train in England? Don’t count on staff to help you save money or find you better and faster routes. According to The Telegraph, a company called Which? has conducted an investigation in several railway station locations around the country. They used 15 different scenarios — trip...

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain

Swiss Tunnel Empties Resident’s Pockets, Saves a Mountain October 29, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
After years of digging, a new tunnel in the Swiss Alps has finally been completed, making it the longest in the world. So just how long is the world’s longest tunnel? When the actual infrastructure of the tunnel is finished, it will measuring at 35.4 miles. The longest operating tunnel currently...

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World

Get Around in Style – Great Metro Maps of the World August 5, 2010 | Around the World, Featured | Read More
Although it’ll definitely mark you as a tourist, there’s something about physically opening up a map that makes you feel like an explorer. A new city, drawn in easy-to-understand lines and colors, spreads out in front of you; it’s all there, if you care to find it. Nothing evokes this...

Palace on Wheels: India’s Maharajas’ Express Ups the Ante on Super Luxury Trains

Palace on Wheels: India’s Maharajas’ Express Ups the Ante on Super Luxury Trains April 2, 2010 | India, Travel News | Read More
India wants you to live like a king: on rails. On March 20, with sultans and honorable ministers in attendance, Royale Indian Rail Tours Ltd. unveiled their pride and joy, the Maharajas’ Express. India’s newest luxury train is modeled after and inspired by the Maharajas (ruling princes) of yore....

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World

10 Coolest Train Stations Around the World December 8, 2009 | Around the World, Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It’s pretty much a fact that at some point every little kid spent his or her days “choo choooo-ing” around the house with a tiny wooden train and giggling at the ever-hilarious word “caboose”. Even if you’ve outgrown your striped hat and overalls, you still have...