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You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

From London to Amsterdam, New High Speed Rail Is A Game Changer For Europe Travel

All aboard! This week marked the debut of Europe’s newest – and most eagerly anticipated – high speed rail line: Eurostar service from London to Amsterdam.<p>Crossing the English Channel via the Channel Tunnel, and making just two stops along the way – Brussels and Rotterdam – it completes the journey …

Trains

Is an annual travel insurance policy right for you?

If you're thinking of buying a travel insurance policy for your summer vacation, here's a thought: Why not get one for the whole year?<p>If you take more than two trips in 2018, you could save money by choosing an annual policy instead of insuring each trip separately, experts say. But most annual …

Flying

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Top 10 views over Amsterdam

Every spring, a number of towers around the city open their doors for Open Tower Day. But there are also plenty of spots that offer a spectacular …

European Travel

The Best Cruises for Solo Travelers

The reality is that most cruise ships are designed with couples or traveling companions in mind, and cabins are almost always priced based on double …

9 Tips for Picking a Hotel on Your Next Solo Trip

A hotel can make or break a solo traveler's trip, but narrowing down the property options can be particularly challenging when you're going it alone. …

The Best Trips for First-Time Solo Travelers

We could wax poetic about all the ways traveling alone can be beneficial, however, taking the plunge and traveling solo for the first time can be a …

Asia Travel

Taking Eurostar: The Complete Guide

Eurostar is the easiest - and often the cheapest - way to get France, Belgium and the Netherlands directly from London. The train that has run …

Trains

How to Avoid Massive Cell Phone Charges When You Travel Abroad

Afraid to let your family members use their cell phones overseas? Anytime you leave the country on a family vacation or a cruise, your next cell …

Apps

11 Useful Travel Apps That Work Just Fine Offline

Having access to cell data while traveling overseas is often complicated, slow, limited, and/or expensive. Even in the US, fast, reliable coverage …

Apps

Sleeker and smarter: Japan unveils new Shinkansen 'Supreme' bullet train

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be two years away, but Japan is already flexing its transportation muscles.<p>Central Japan Railway Co. has rolled out its new high-speed Shinkansen N700S -- or Shinkansen Supreme -- train model.<p>The smarter, sleeker and quieter train will debut on the Tokaido …

Trains

Palace On Wheels Review: A Luxury Train Trip in Rajasthan and Agra, India

Some of our links are affiliated, we will earn a commission when you buy a service or product. This will have no extra cost for you. For further info …

Asia Travel

Anchorage, Alaska: Your Jumping Off Point to Glaciers, Rails and Trails

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, has long been a hub for adventure, situated among towering mountain ranges, massive glaciers, vast protected lands …

Grand Canyon Railway. Worth The Trip!

Grand Canyon Railway departs from Williams, Arizona daily to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Take a step back in time with a ride on this vintage …

Grand Canyon

This New High-speed Train Will Take You Straight to the Netherlands' Famous Tulips This Spring

The new line is arriving just in time for when the Netherlands’ famed tulips start to bloom. The area starts to see an array of flowers that blanket …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

Add These Spots To Your Solo Travel Plans This Year

We noted in our 2018 Uproxx Travel Hot List that searches for solo travel were way up. And, why not? Hitting the road solo offers an array of great opportunities. You’re implored to reach out and meet new people in ways that traveling as a couple or in a group doesn’t provide (trust us, it’s just …

Asia Travel

10 of the Most Common Travel Mistakes — and How to Avoid Them

Traveling is an exciting, joyful experience full of possibilities. Don’t let a slip up put a hitch in – or even worse ruin – your next trip. Here are …

Credit Cards

Solo Travel in Norway: What You Should Know

Travel experts worldwide have ranked Norway as one of the best places for solo travel. With its majestic landscape, fascinating history and colorful …

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Seven excellent rules for solo travel

1 Concoct an alter ego<p>Consider this your chance to try on an alternative identity, particularly if you're somewhere travellers don't tend to go …

Travel

The Best Gear For Travel

Traveling well can be one of life’s great pleasures, whether you’re alone or with friends and family. But what does it mean to travel well? Avoid hassle, pack a single bag, and bring only the necessities. “Traveling well is a fine balance between finding inspiration in the unknown while being …

Shopping

This Could Be The Cheapest Way To Travel Around Europe

No matter the season, Europe is always a good idea — and even better if you can hit up multiple countries in one go. While budget airlines like …

Trains

9 Most Breathtaking Europe Train Journeys

It’s a heady experience to take on a Europe train journey – you travel through spectacular landscapes and glorious architecture in luxury and style. …

Trains

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Trains

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Trains

How solo travel forced me to become comfortable with being uncomfortable

Standing alone, fretting and perspiring on Independence Mall, I knew it was crunchtime: Did I want to spend my final hours in Philadelphia in line waiting for a chance to peek at the Liberty Bell or did I want to see the world’s first pizza museum?<p>Many people, understandably, would have chosen the …

Solo Travel

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains