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Fun Facts About Alaska: “The Last Frontier”

Sometimes people forget that Alaska is part of the United States. It is separated from the continental U.S. by Canada and it is hard to think about something being so far away, yet still being a part of the same country. So here we are going to talk about a few fun facts about Alaska that you may not know. Continue reading “Fun Facts About Alaska: “The Last Frontier”” »

Why Americans Need to Travel By Train More

If Americans were to look at outside countries, they would notice that they are one of the few places that don’t rely on train travel too often. Why? Could it be because most of our trains are used for company transportation instead of travel reasons? Could it be that most Americans travel by car instead of train? Whatever the case, here are five reasons Americans should start to travel by train more.

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The Benefits of Train Travel

We live in a society that offers many different ways to see the world. Usually, people choose to travel across the world by boat, bus, car, plane, or train. Many people seem to overlook train travel because the other modes of transportation seem to be more in their favor. But, what some people miss is that there are many benefits of train travel that might outweigh other means of travel.

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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” »

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?” »

5 Perks of Traveling By Train

Like most people, I usually fly when I am traveling, mainly because it’s the most normal mode of transportation and relatively easy. However, I used to be train girl when I was young and would travel to Chicago regularly with my mother and grandmother to visit family. I just recently rediscovered the amazing benefits of train travel over airplanes when I opted for a cheaper train ride to Chicago than the overly expensive last minute flight. Here are five perks that train travel has over other transportation and why you should convert from planes to trains.

1. Packing is EASY

One thing I am really bad at is packing and all the airline restrictions only amplifies that trait. However, while packing for a train ride I found that packing was immediately easier. First you don’t have to worry about rules like liquid restrictions. On a train you can bring as much shampoo or conditioner as you want. You dont have measure out smaller bottles or rely on the hotel brand stuff that often smells like a bad hospital bath. On an airplane food and drinks aren’t allowed, but on trains you can pack a lunch and bring as much water as you want. Another major perk.

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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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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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