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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

Hadrian's Wall: The Complete Guide

Hadrian's Wall once marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire. It stretched for nearly 80 miles, across the narrow neck of the Roman province …

Archaeology

How to Avoid Getting Horrible Jet Lag, According to Experts

When you’re traveling to a faraway place, jet lag is almost always going to happen. As someone currently suffering the negative impacts of a 17-hour …

Jet Lag

Writing - and rest - on America's rails

<b>Writer Marianne Kirby was one of the first people to hold a writer's residency on America's national rail system, Amtrak, in 2014. She shares what spending her days writing on a train across America actually felt like.</b><p>The first question people ask when they find out I spent almost two weeks …

Trains

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Canada

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, the Jungfraubahn. Climbing to over 3,000 metres, the hourly train scoots up the north face of the Eiger before sliding across Mönch and …

Trains

Great rail journeys of the world: readers’ tips

Whether it’s the coast of Cornwall, Siberia or the savannah of east Africa, our readers have picked train trips memorable for landscapes, food and fellow travellers<p>Winning tip: Long slow journey in India<p>On my first ever visit to India I embarked on a 40-hour journey from Mumbai to Trivandrum. The …

Trains

Learn Everything You Need To Hit The Road With The Ten Best Travel Podcasts

Deciding to set out on the road is never an easy decision to make. Where are you going to find the money to finance your transport? Are you brave enough to risk your life on a real adventure? What if you get robbed?!? Once you’re on the road all of those questions start to fade away. Often the …

The Air Traffic Ballet

During our travels Deb has often mentioned our interest in, and nearly-all-times admiration for, the Air Traffic Controllers with whom we deal. One of her early posts, “Say Souls on Board,” is here; you can find a collection of others from the past three years here.<p>This past weekend, on our way …

Air Traffic

4 Things I Learned When My Parents Moved into an RV

Recently my parents made a drastic life change: the moved into an RV. At 50 years old, my parents sold the house (and most of the belongings in it), and sold my dad's company he started twelve years ago. They loaded into an RV with no plans or site reservations and hit the road.<p>For as long as I can …

RVs

What Happens When a Tech Writer Decides to Live in a Van

The last time I packed up my apartment to move, I realized I didn't really know where I wanted to move to. I was tired of sitting in one spot and I …

RVs

Road trip on the Alaska Highway: Less risky, but planning is imperative

Traveling the roughly 1,400 miles of the Alaska Highway is not as risky since paving was completed in 1992, but a road trip on the northland artery (also known as the Alcan) still requires planning beyond programming the route into your mobile device.<p>Your first decision is picking a route, or …

Au Revoir My Sweet Desert – Quartzsite, AZ

Golden afternoon desert huesThe enticing road to nowhereAt the core I’m a sentimentalist and a romantic, so I try not to think too often of goodbyes. …

Time I

Canada by train in winter reveals dazzling Great White North

"It's as if we're in a permanent postcard," Karin Gedge said, gazing at the snow-swathed evergreens slipping by the broad dining-car window. "No, better, a permanent Christmas card. All that's missing is the cardinal."<p>It was last January, and my wife, Laurel, our friends the Gedges and I were well …

Rocky mountain road trip

We are at the start of our much anticipated Great American Road Trip, a great loop north from Denver all the way up to Montana and back. "Welcome to Denver, Sir," says the car-hire man. "Have you considered upgrading your small family car to this …" He points to a photo of a supercharged, sports …

Connemara National Park

Hiking and Views in Connemara<p>This lovely park just outside of Letterfrack offers great hiking trails with 360 degree views of the rolling …

Ireland

Exploring San Francisco and Beyond

San Francisco is a fantastic city. I love to go to the fish market on Saturdays and be able to shop for such fresh food. The city makes it very easy …

San Francisco

In The Arms Of An Island

I had been studying for weeks and finally taken my board exam. Tired, nervous and out of sorts my friend and I decided to find shelter in the island …

Study Skills

Passage to the West, Vancouver to Banff by Rail

From the bi-level dome car, Gold-Leaf Service passengers take in panoramic views of snowcapped mountains, Fraser Canyon, and the Thompson River as …

British Columbia

Amtrak: A Verse or Two From the Front Line

7 Most Incredible Day Hikes in the World

<i>Part of the Gleninchaquin hike, in Kerry, Ireland.</i><p><i>Story and photos by Bronwen Gregory</i><p>There are such epic hiking adventures to be had in a single day, …

Hiking

Drive the Inishowen Peninsula

Take a leisurely day trip (or a couple of days) to drive around Inishowen, the largest of Donegal’s peninsulas and enjoy the rugged scenery, with …

Café

Chasing the Train out of the Alps

Going for a drive on a Sunday afternoon in the Romansch-speaking high country in Graubunden, Switzerland, where road and railroad crisscross each …

Trains

Yosemite in a Weekend from San Francisco

Hike the Natural Wonders of Yosemite<p>Endless trails, towering sequoias, soaring vertical cliffs, and the grand, glacier-carved valleys leave everyone …

National Parks

Nicaragua's Emerald Coast

Dense jungles and white-sand beaches have turned a 30-mile stretch of Pacific shoreline into a hot spot among in-the-know wellness seekers. Located …

Nicaragua

100+ Essential Books Every Man Should Read

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10 Best Mail-Order Meat Companies

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