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Explore Wine Country By Train

One of the most beautiful ways to view the scenery of California’s wine country is to do it by train. At the Napa Valley Wine Train, guests get to experience Napa Valley either through a dining experience or while sipping on wine, of course. At the Napa Valley Wine Train, they want to restore the exploration of history of Napa Valley. Guests get to ride and dine in a train that is up to 150 years old.

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Summer Music Festivals in Canada

There is nothing more exciting than when your favorite artist announces the release of a new album. It is even more exciting when that artist releases it right before summer hits. Summer is a great time for artists to release music because their top songs become known as summer anthems. Summer is also a great time to release music because summer is the time for music festivals. A place that is known for hosting music festivals is Canada. If you live in Canada or are planning to visit there sometime this summer, here are a few music festivals that will be going on.

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How Should You Travel This Summer?

It’s June, and that means if you don’t have summer vacation plans yet, it’s time to start booking. Forget flying in a plane. Take a vacation that will really let you see and experience your surroundings. Planes are nice, if you’re trying to get somewhere fast. But whatever happened to good old fashioned road trips or train rides? What about taking the ferry or a cruise? The benefits of taking a slower mode of transportation means you’re traveling while on vacation. Cruises let you see islands and coastal areas around you. Train rides have stops along the way to see nature and explore. Road trips basically mean you get to plan wherever you stop and go. It’s all about experience, not traveling just to get nowhere fast. Continue reading “How Should You Travel This Summer?” »

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Each year in early October, nearly 600 hot air balloons fill the Albuquerque sky for a 9 day festival that is now the largest hot air balloon festival in the world. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta brings balloons, pilots, and spectators from all over the world to participate in and view the event. Many people travel from far and wide to come to this event, with some organizations even setting up special tours just for the festival. For example, America by Rail offers a train tour created specifically with this fiesta in mind. Different events take place over the course of the 9 days with the most popular being Dawn Patrol, Mass Ascensions, Special Shape Rodeo and Balloon Glows. Continue reading “Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta” »

3 Reasons to Take the Train

You and your spouse have planned a family vacation for this summer. Airplane ticket prices are through the roof and you can’t imagine driving your three screaming kids for two days across the country – what’s a family to do? Or perhaps you are a college student planning on traveling to visit your loved ones or significant other – but you don’t have a car and you’re on a budget. How will you get there? Try the train! There are three simple reasons why taking the train is the best option when vacationing: it’s affordable, it’s fun, and it’s comfortable. Read on for more details!

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Remedies for Motion Sickness

Motion SicknessWhile it’s far to say most people enjoy travel, there are those whose enjoyment is cut short because of motion sickness. Car trips, train rides, amusement park rides, and more can cause someone to feel extremely ill. Motion sickness in some individuals can be triggered just by walking!  Although a train trip or boat ride might sound really fun to someone, if they suffer from transportation sickness they may refrain from tagging along.

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Take a Train Vacation to Branson, Missouri

Take a train vacation to Branson, Missouri.

Did you know that Branson, Missouri is within a day’s drive for 50 percent of the U.S. population? Due to its proximity and attractions along Highway 76, Branson has become a popular tourist destination for people from all regions of the country.  Known as a “rubber tire” destination, the majority of visitors to Branson arrive by cars, RVs and tour buses. However, not all of the tourists come on wheels! Another popular, and more romanticized, way to travel is by rail tours. Companies such as America by Rail offer Branson tours that take visitors directly to Branson. They also provide tours to many other desirable destinations scattered across the country.

Visitors many use all kinds of transportation to get to Branson, but what do they all do when they arrive? Below are five popular visitor attractions with rave reviews worth checking out while in town.

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Rail Vacations Travel Insurance: Is It For Everyone?

Timbuktu Souvenir T-ShirtA vacation is oftentimes exactly what the doctor ordered, but sometimes traveling can be more headache than it’s worth. You lost your luggage, you crashed your rental car and the airline cancelled your flight.  Now you’re stuck in Timbuktu with only a gaudy souvenir T-shirt to your name.

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