Get off the beaten track in Italy

09-01-2015

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Italy, the boot-shaped peninsula in Southern Europe, is a popular Eurail destination. Most travelers stick to the well-worn Venice to Rome route. I love those cities and they’...

Austria’s most enchanting train rides

26-12-2014

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Located just east of Switzerland, Austria is home to some of the most beautiful train rides in Europe. Offering panoramic views of the soaring Alps, glimmering mountain lakes, roll...

How to get to San Marino

19-12-2014

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San Marino is Europe’s third smallest state and its territory is completely surrounded by Italy. Founded in 301, San Marino claims to be the world’s oldest republic. Th...

Rome to Venice by train

11-12-2014

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Let’s face it, Rome and Venice are two of the sexiest cities in Europe. There’s the grand Colosseum and modern city life on the one hand and staggeringly beautiful gondolas and can...

London to Paris by Eurostar Train

04-12-2014

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This article was updated on January 2, 2017 to communicate that Eurail Passes valid in France* now include travel on Eurostar trains between London and Paris (seat reservations com...

Night trains are awesome – this is why!

14-11-2014

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Chugging through Europe on night trains is the stuff of novels. At least in my book it is! That slightly nervous excitement of getting on a train as evening draws in, full of antic...

Traveling in winter: the pros and cons

07-11-2014

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Blame it on the brochures, but for some reason when people think of traveling through Europe, they picture it in a constant state of sunshine. Blazing blue skies at the Eiffel towe...