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8 Best Scenic Train Rides in Switzerland

There is no better way than traveling by train, especially when there are so many options and routes and every route worth exploring. Some of the most scenic train rides in Switzerland are very easy to incorporate into your itinerary planning. Beyond their sharp punctuality, surplus scenic routes, friendly service, the Swiss rail system provides you with an amazing experience and panoramic views that you can’t get enough of.

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Where to see bears in Alaska

If your goal is to see bears in Alaska, you need to choose an itinerary that visits these specific areas. These remote regions are home to hundreds of bears who all congregate during salmon season and are practically posing for pictures.  You can do this as a day trip and fly roundtrip back to Anchorage the same day, or for an amazing experience you can stay the night in nearby wilderness lodges to get extra bear-viewing time.

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Rocky Mountaineer Trip Planning Checklist

Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most extraordinary luxury trains in North America. Follow these planning tips to simplify the itinerary design process!

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New: Rocky Mountaineer USA Route – The Rockies to the Red Rocks

This luxury train trip in the Southwest USA with Rocky Mountaineer is a fantastic option for travelers wanting an extraordinary American vacation. From vast canyons and chromatic deserts, to red sandstone landscapes that twist through the bright blue sky, this stunning rail route is filled with highlights best seen from the fantastic expansive glass-dome coaches.  The two-day train journey travels between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. 

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How to Choose a Rocky Mountaineer Train Route

If a luxurious train trip through the Canadian Rockies has been on your bucket list, but you’re not quite sure which to take, don’t worry! I’ve designed a short, fun quiz to help you decide what type of train trip you should take. Click below to get started!

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Why I Love Suggesting Rocky Mountaineer Train Trips to My Clients

If you’ve asked me to surprise you with a vacation suggestion, you know that I am obsessed with Rocky Mountaineer. I have never had a client who did not come back raving from their experience with Rocky Mountaineer. Here are several reasons why you should book your next luxury vacation with them!

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How to Visit Alaska in 2021

You don’t need to be on a mega-cruise to visit Alaska. This is one of the most awe-inspiring states I’ve ever visited, and it’s my belief it’s the perfect match for so many travelers’ wishlists. Here are 5 ways to visit Alaska without a mega-cruise.

6 Trip Ideas for Discerning Travelers from the East Coast

6 Marvelous Trip Ideas from the East Coast

I have a long time client, who trusts my travel style, who emailed me and asked for trip ideas. Here were the parameters: something reasonable from the Pittsburgh area (no 12 hour flights, but plane rides are still acceptable); something a little unusual (“I don’t want a three day cruise to the Bahamas”); and must expose his family to new cultures and sightseeing.
Here are some fabulous suggestions I came up with. What do you think?

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Taking the High Speed Train from Beijing to Shanghai

I had the delightful treat of taking a business class train ride to Shanghai – five hours of incredible speeds of up to 300 km per hour. Here’s how I did it.

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Taking the Train Along the Douro River in Portugal

Here’s how to take a beautiful scenic train ride along one of the most stunning vistas in Europe, even with limited time.