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Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe

The best thing about Europe is that travel is easy. If you want to visit France for a day, you can probably do so. If you want to spend a day in Germany, you can hop on a train and make it a day trip. Europe provides one of the best travel experiences there is. Each nation has something unique to offer like monuments or museums you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

Europe also has a very complex rail system given that its nations are rather small and close to one another. Hopping on a train from Paris to Luxembourg is just as easy as taking a subway from one end of New York to the other end. When you’re in Europe, you can expect you’ll take the train at least once, whether it’s for a quick ride into the city or on a scenic rail tour. Continue reading “Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe” »

Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey

Train trips are great for a family. You can see places together that you’ve never visited before, but sometimes these places are far away so passing the time on a train ride should be fun. Parents are often looking for ways to keep their children occupied, but the game I-Spy has been used too much to distract younger kids. So instead, try some different games on a train journey as you await your arrival at your next destination. Continue reading “Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey” »

Why Take a Scenic Train Ride this Fall?

Scenic train rides in the fall bring color and light to train vacations. When the leaves begin to change towards the end of September and peak in October, that’s the perfect time to take a rail vacation. There are so many sites and parks to see, and many train vacations are all-inclusive with trips to famous National parks that become a sea of reds, golds, and oranges during the fall months. Continue reading “Why Take a Scenic Train Ride this Fall?” »

Things to Bring on a Rail Vacation

Train rides are both fun and long experiences in which you might want to find ways to keep yourself occupied. If you’re traveling with children, this task is made even more difficult. There are some really simple things you can bring with your on a train ride. Whenever I take long train rides, I always make sure to pack some form of entainment–for me, that’s my tablet where I can watch TV or movies, or even browse the web. For others, it could be a book or a card game. Either way you look at it, you’ll want to make sure you bring the essentials for a lenghty ride on the railroad so you’re neither bored nor uncomfortable. Continue reading “Things to Bring on a Rail Vacation” »