Granada’s Mystical Alhambra

Departing from Seville, Renfe’s Medium Distance train transported us to Granada in about 3 hours. We enjoyed gorgeous landscape views along the way, where I was glued to the window most of the time. Stepping off the train, you start to see glimpses of the picture-perfect setting,… more>

Ottsworld – Northern Europe from the window seat

Sherry Ott used a Eurail Global Pass from and traveled across northern Europe. Here’s the second part of her trip that took her to destinations in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

You can find the first part of… more>

Jun 20th
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,Europe,Germany

Beach day and paella by the Mediterranean Sea

Leaving Barcelona Sants station we hopped on Renfe’s Alvia train using our handy Eurail Passes with seat reservations, destined for Valencia. This route runs along the coast so on this gorgeous sunny day the views were incredibly scenic with beaches and coastline rolling by, dotted with palm… more>

Whimsical Barcelona: Picasso, Gaudi & much more!

It’s not every day that you can say you fell asleep in France and woke up in Spain! So we stepped off the Elipsos Trenhotel overnight train curious, excited and eager to explore Barcelona. First stop, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel to drop off our luggage, where we… more>

Ottsworld – A journey through Northern Europe

By Sherry Ott

When you look out a plane window you get such an unusual perspective of the world.  It’s small, organized, tidy, and very far away. It hardly feels real. When I’m flying into a new country, I often feel like there… more>

Jun 13th
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,Europe,Germany

A day in Paris en route to Barcelona

We arrived in Paris on Thello’s overnight train* and after leaving our luggage at the station, hopped on the metro to where else but the Eiffel tower! With only a day in Paris we couldn’t have done it without the City Sightseeing tour bus. With… more>

Venice by day, Paris by morning

This is what traveling with a Eurail Global Pass is all about; wake up in one city and then spend the day in another! From Florence we hopped on Trenitalia’s Frecciargento train to Venice Santa Lucia. Seat reservations are necessary for this high speed route,… more>

A day in Rome

With yesterday’s afternoon experience under our belt, we felt ready to tackle a full day in Rome. And with the Trevi Fountain being so close to our hotel, we actually set out to go see it again first thing in the morning before the crowds so we… more>

Awe inspiring Rome

With dancing butterflies in my belly the day had finally come for our adventure to begin. First stop Rome. After meeting up with Jen, my trusty travel companion and photographer, we were ready to board our direct Air Canada Vacations flight from Toronto to… more>

Rails & Tires: A combination trip to rural England

An American couple blends train and auto travel for a holiday in rural south-central England. 

by Laurel Kallenbach

As a North American accustomed to driving on the right-hand side of the road, I break into a cold sweat at the prospect of navigating Britain’s left-sided motorways. The convenient,… more>

May 15th
Posted by Ruben in Contributors,United Kingdom
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