Augsburg, Germany: History Off the Beaten Path

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Augsburg, Germany was established by the Romans in 15 BC and has astounding history. Using Historic Highlights of Germany, I was able to connect with a guide, a Romantikhotel, and an itinerary that made this city come alive. Getting there The Lufthansa flight was outstanding—even in coach! The 747 was clean and comfortable and had friendly attendants, […]

First Ever France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass from Rail Europe

Traveling to France or Switzerland this fall? Rail Europe Inc., the largest distributor of European rail products in North America, is now offering travelers the chance to explore both countries with the First Class France-Switzerland Deluxe Pass* to enjoy six days of first class train travel within a one-month period at a special discounted price. […]

New Deals from Rail Europe!

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When I entered King’s Cross Station in London early one morning to catch a high-speed train to Paris, I was perhaps a little too tired to be excited. But under the groggy cloud that trailed me, I was more excited than I’d been my whole trip. I was going to be in Paris, the one […]

Summertime Family Fun in Whistler – Rocky Mountaineer Train

Top of Brandywine Falls from train

  The Rocky Mountaineer Train One of the big highlights of our trip was our travels on The Rocky Mountaineer train, which recently introduced its glass domed car for its Whistler Sea to Sky Climb route from Vancouver to Whistler. The biggest regret I had taking my 7-year-old on this trip was that her three older siblings weren’t with us […]

On board Via Rail Train through British Columbia

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Onboard Via Rail’s “The Canadian”  from Vancouver to Jasper, Alberta is a journey steeped in service, comfort, and relaxation.  The classic train was built in the ’50s and reminds one of the hit TV series – “Mad Men.” The dome car is reached via a set of stairs straight up into heaven! Sitting up high […]

The Latest Deals from Rail Europe are here!

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One of the best times to visit a new place to experience it as authentically as possible is when it’s not the high tourist season. You get more of the local flair, don’t have to deal with as many crowds, and even better, you can often save a bundle of money! With winter in full […]

Traveling Around Holland

View of Amsterdam from room @ The Grand Amrath Hotel

By Tim Gaylord: After traveling through Belgium, I had the luxury of seeing several amazing cities throughout Holland on my way to Amsterdam. I was traveling with a group of terrific writers, and our first stops were through the region of Zeeland and the westernmost provinces of the Netherlands. While Amsterdam is without doubt one […]