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All aboard to travel by train on some incredible rail journeys.

The Ghan train through central Australia

Image: Journey Beyond Australia is a huge country, and one of the best ways to go from south to north through the centre is to take the luxury train called The Ghan. The train runs from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory (and vice versa), and is a journey that...

California Zephyr train heads east

Image: Steve Collins A few years ago I embarked on a train trip across the United States of America from San Francisco to New York City, simply because I really like trains. This is a video of the first day of the journey from San Francisco to Emeryville, where I boarded the California...

Overview: Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the gateway to Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest island. The prefecture is made up of four regions: Fukuoka, including Fukuoka City, Chikuho, Kitakyushu, and Chikugo.  The prefecture has so much to offer, from breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and incredible...

Overview: Florida

Florida is renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, and the Kennedy Space Centre, and is a popular destination for retirees. It is the flattest state in the United States, and Lake Okeechobee is its largest freshwater lake. Florida is affectionately known as “the...

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Eat Play Stay in Canada

The Rocky Mountaineer train justly conjures up dreamy images of luxurious train travel through mountainous with “every view is Insta worthy” sights, snow-capped mountains surrounding impossibly blue lakes. Winding its way from Vancouver in British Columbia to Lake Louise, Banff, explore...

Doing Denver is Delectable

I arrived in Denver by train, on the California Zephyr, which was running about three hours late.  Apparently, this isn’t an uncommon thing. My first view of Denver was of its lights in the distance and we descended from the Rockies. There was a blood moon in the sky, and it made...

The Bernina Express Switzerland

Switzerland, because of its mountainous landscape and magnificent lakes, is renowned for its attractive and amazingly-engineered railway lines, some of which are so steep they seem to defy gravity.  One train that has a grand reputation for its great beauty and eye-popping gradients is...