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24 Hours in Exeter

By: Helen Earley The Cathedral city of Exeter is the perfect base for a visit South West of England. With two mainline rail stations (Exeter Central and Exeter St. David’s) and a smaller regional station (Exeter St. Thomas), it’s an easy journey there – and a great launching pad for day or weekend trips to...
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Touring Scotland by Train

By Dan Rubinstein After flying across the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best ways to get settled in the UK is to take a seat on a train. My wife, twin daughters and I recently travelled to Scotland from Canada, and after landing in Edinburgh, we went straight to the downtown Waverley railway station to...
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BritRail Free Day Promo

By Kara Bembridge With a drop in the pound and a free day of train travel, you can stretch your U.K. travel budget this summer with BritRail. Buying a BritRail Pass, a BritRail England Pass or a BritRail South West Pass entitles you to an additional day of travel if you purchase your pass from...
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Brighton & Hove: Seaside Retro

By: Dacia Popescu Seaside Retro is the description that comes to mind when I think of Brighton, now Brighton and Hove; a coastal town in southern England, and only about 1 hour by train from London. Its close proximity to the city makes Brighton an enjoyable option for day-trippers. Direct trains depart as often as every...
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Eurail & Interrail Summer Party in Budapest

August 8th at A38 Ship – a World’s Best Club awarded by Lonely Planet  Come to the Eurail summer party in Budapest! To be eligible for free entry, participants must hold a Eurail or Interrail Pass for 2016 (Global Pass, [Eurail] Select Pass or One Country Pass). Additionally, a Eurailer or Interrailer can bring one...
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Seville’s April Fair

Come celebrate Spring’s vivid colors in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain  From April 12th to 17th, Seville lives only for its colorful fair, a guarantee of pure, unadulterated fun. Music, gastronomy and dancing create a very special atmosphere every day, from noon till dawn. During the day, horses and carriages parade about the site, with women dressed in their flamenco finery...
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Pamplona’s San Fermin Fiesta

Take an Alvia train to Pamplona to run with the bulls at the San Fermin Fiesta! The San Fermin Fiesta is internationally known for the event of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are let loose through some of the streets of the old part of the city. The running of the bulls takes...
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Midsummer’s Day in Scandinavia

Lighting fires and seeking soulmates  The month of June marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. From starting up bonfires and performing rituals, to dreaming about their future mate, people in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark celebrate Midsummer’s Day in interesting ways. Read to find out about the crazy traditions of Midsummer’s...
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Scotland’s Whisky Month

Raising a toast for Scotland’s national drink This month is Whisky Month in Scotland and the country’s national drink becomes the highlight of festivals, events and tours that feature behind-the-scenes secrets of whisky creations. As you travel across the region of Speyside, you’ll discover the Whisky Trail, which is related to some of the world...
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5 best spots for cherry blossom sightings in Japan

Between the months of March and May, Japan turns into a wonderland of pretty pink flowers. The cherry blossom season peaks from about mid-March to late April, so we invite you to explore these top spots and many more, with your Japan Rail Pass. 1. Mt Yoshino When it comes to cherry blossom viewing in Japan,...
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