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By Marilyn Jones
Train travel has made a day away from London an easy proposition for travelers based in the capital city. One city you might like to consider is Norwich, the most complete medieval city in England with the largest intact medieval street pattern in Europe. A quick two hour train ride will net you centuries of exploring opportunities.
The best way to get to know the city is on a City Sightseeing bus. The Norwich bus tour begins across the street from Theatre Royal. Although you can walk from the train station, I took a taxi.
The bus stops at every More >
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, relaxing solution to my driving anxiety: train travel, which also happens to be more environmentally friendly than auto travel.
On our recent trip to Britain, however, my husband and I wanted to explore some of England’s rural areas, so a rental car was necessary. However, we were able to cut our time on the roads More >
A time saving and cost effective way to travel between France and Italy
Every day, the Thello night train connects Paris – Rome and Paris – Venice. It’s an overnight ride through the heart of France, across the Alps and into Italy. You can board the departing train late at night and it will take you to your destination the next morning. This unique experience saves you the cost of a night’s hotel stay and leaves you with more daylight time for sightseeing.
Train routes and schedules
The Thello train is so popular that during the summer, it’s best to plan your reservations More >
The *smartest* way to plan a rail trip
There’s some great news for travelers heading to Europe! Eurail recently unveiled its Rail Planner app, a smartphone application for Eurail and InterRail passholders with tons of helpful features including the ability to use the app without an internet connection. The Rail Planner app is the travel companion you will want to bring along with you to stay ahead of train schedules and remain informed about the trains and the cities you want to visit. You could say that this app is the *smartest* way to plan a rail trip while in Europe.
Here is a More >
By Patti Nickell
It’s comforting to know that there are some places in the world where you can return after a five, ten or even twenty year absence and find that very little has changed. I first visited Bath in my early 20s, a college graduate with a degree in English and visions of Jane Austen dancing in my head (it was only years later that I discovered Jane – who wrote so eloquently of it – didn’t much care for Bath.)
She must be the only one. Three subsequent visits have left me just as enamored of this UNESCO World Heritage More >
Travel Diary Part 2: A journey on The Ghan
Day 3: First stop in Katherine
On my third day, I got up early and got picked up at my hotel by a bus en route to the station where I would board The Ghan. The bus driver, I remember, had this typical Australian sense of humor. He made everyone feel comfortable as he was cracking jokes about different things. He also displayed his knowledge telling us about the history of The Ghan and the area.
The Ghan was named in honour of the Afghan cameleers who arrived in Australia in the late 19th century. More >
By: Jools Stone
So you’ve gone and booked your InterRail or Eurail Pass* and you’re all set for an epic adventure on and off the rails. Good choice, you’re sure to have a ball weaving your way across one of the world’s most varied and rewarding railway networks.
For some the allure of InterRail is all about spontaneity. In theory you can throw a dart on the map and decide which fresh pastures to set your compass for. But unless you really like to live by a roll of the dice, a little careful forward planning and some tough thinking about you, your More >
Travel Diary Part 1: Australia: Here I am
Day 1: Welcome to Sydney
As soon as I came out of the terminal, the first thing I saw was a “Welcome to Sydney” sign. It’s a little bit offsetting to go that far and think you’re in another world yet still find people who speak English and have a somewhat similar culture to what you are used to. It’s remarkable to go that far and still feel at home in some respects.
What’s really interesting in the Airport is that they have these things called Travel Concierge and you can go to their kiosk More >
Get an extra travel day on the BritRail London Plus Pass From June 1st to June 30th, 2012
In honor of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, BritRail is offering up a promotion that transports visitors beyond the City of London and allows them to experience more of England’s coastal beauty and historic charm: from June 1st to June 30th, 2012 get an extra travel day when you purchase a BritRail London Plus Pass and, for those looking to get a glimpse into the royal life, get a Historic Royal 4 Palaces Pass for the price of a Historic Royal 3 Palaces Pass. What better way More >
By Sharon Whitley Larsen
“You must go to St. Ives!” our British friend in Yorkshire told us. My husband Carl and I, longtime Anglophiles, have toured most of the United Kingdom — mostly by train, which we love. Recently, after revisiting North Wales and Liverpool and with our eight-day BritRail Flexi-Passes in hand, we were trying to figure out where to go after our London stop.
We had never been to Cornwall and had heard wonderful things about its gorgeous green scenery and beaches.
“We could take the overnight train there,” Carl pointed out.
And that’s just what we did. For about an extra $100 More >