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October 21, 2012

The good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media The latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” is now blowing up (almost literally) in theaters worldwide. 007 has been a lot of places for Queen and country these past 50 years — which locations were your favorites? L.../ ➝

July 28, 2012

A month-long pass for rail travel between the United States and Canada? It seemed like a great idea. So why did Amtrak decide to kill it? Anyone who’s even explored the possibility of traveling in Europe has probably heard of the Eurailpass, which lets you travel between a certain number of Eu.../ ➝

May 30, 2012

[portfolio_slideshow] All images property of Blue Train, Rovos Rail and Shongololo Express. Three of the most luxurious trains in the world ride the rails in South Africa. No bargain fares here, just trips you’ll never forget. Luxury rail travel may not be the first thing that comes to mind wh.../ ➝

May 17, 2012

America’s underfunded national railroad needs all the goodwill it can get. Crazy computerized routing is not the way to get it. So I’m plotting a big trip in mid-June to the Deep South — Atlanta and New Orleans — and looking for ways to save money, when I get a flash of inspiration. .../ ➝

May 6, 2012

New Zealand devises a novel way to put unused railroad tracks back to work for the sake of tourism. Could this be the newest Next Big Thing? Take some long-abandoned railroad tracks through a beautiful stretch of public land. Create mini-carriages carrying no more than four people at a time and send.../ ➝

March 26, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media. ​ TINGO ALL OVER A new hotel reservation site has made its debut on the Web. It’s called Tingo, and its main calling card comes into play after you make your hotel reservation. The folks at Tingo say the.../ ➝

January 24, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media THE WORLD IS TRAVELING According to the UN’s World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide is on pace to hit 1 billion this year. Overall, international tourism was up 4.../ ➝

January 12, 2012

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media. ​ TELLING YOU WHERE TO GO Travel writers love making lists. We all do it. And so does the New York Times. They’ve published a list of “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” At the top of their [&hell.../ ➝

December 5, 2011

Seventh in a series For railroad enthusiasts, or folks who just like getting from Point A to Point B faster than anybody else in the world, the Shanghai Maglev Train is the ultimate E-ticket ride. Shanghai is a long way to go for a train ride, especially one that covers less than 20 miles and [&hell.../ ➝

November 7, 2011

A roundup of the good, the bad and the bizarre from the world’s best travel media.​ TIS THE SEASON…FOR EUROPE’S CHRISTMAS MARKETS We’re moving into November, which means that Christmas markets are or soon will be opening up in almost every capital in Western Europe, and a .../ ➝