Munich to Verona by Train

02-04-2015

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The skies were warm and clear and I had just celebrated the last weekend of Oktoberfest by drinking a liter-sized stein of radler (lager and lemon soda) while singing Bavarian song...

24 Hours in Istanbul

28-03-2015

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The most important thing you need to know about spending a day in Istanbul is this: The charms of Istanbul demand far more time than a single day. Yet just as it’s better to have l...

Budapest to Bucharest by Train

14-03-2015

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As you travel east on the train through Europe, crossing over the geographical and political line once notoriously known as the Iron Curtain, are you thinking of stopping at Prague...

Top 10 Places to Visit in the Balkans by Train

10-03-2015

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Tucked down in the southeastern part of Europe is a region you may have heard of before, but might not have considered including in your travel plans for a variety of reasons: The ...

Switzerland’s Most Exhilarating Scenic Trains

07-03-2015

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In a country known for its clocks, it’s not surprising that Swiss trains famously run on time. But efficiency alone does not make an epic adventure. It’s for the sheer drama and be...

Travel Quote. Carl Sagan

I don’t know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

Carl Sandburg

Train Travel in Bulgaria: A Guide

03-03-2015

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About as east in the European Union as you can go, Bulgaria has a little bit of everything for everyone. From its lush mountain scenery in the north and south, to beautiful sandy b...