Category: Destinations

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 ...

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...

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...

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...