Sarah Chandler

At 17, Sarah found herself thrilled to be stranded alone in Geneva during a French train strike and has been hooked on rail travel ever since. The co-author of several Lonely Planet titles, Sarah has contributed to BBC Travel, CNBC, Jetsetter, Salon, and many other publications.

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...

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...

Dining In (And Around) Europe’s Train Stations

28-02-2015

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Food dilemmas at train stations: You’re waiting at Amsterdam Central station to catch the night train to Munich, and you suddenly realize there’s no dining car on the train. Or bak...

Hit the Slopes by Train: Skiing with Eurail

10-02-2015

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The Netherlands wins the dubious distinction of being one of the worst places in Europe for Alpine skiing. More than a quarter of its land is below sea level, and its highest point...

Into the Green Heart of Ireland with Eurail

26-09-2014

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The wicked aphorisms of Oscar Wilde, good craic in Dublin pubs, the wild beauty of the West Coast, and a complicated political history whose tragedies and triumphs have inspired co...