train travel

InterRail, and How Travel has Changed in the Last 20 Years

09 | 20 book reviews

I read InterRail, which reminds me that travel has changed a lot over the last 20 years (and yet it hasn’t). I chat with the author about this phenomenon.

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Ultimate Train Challenge: Planning the European Leg

08 | 11 Train Travel

I’m planning how I’ll travel from Lisbon to Moscow by train, with the help of Eurail. But I’m also departing from my usual ways….read on for more!

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Ultimate Train Challenge: Planning for the Trans-Siberian Railway

08 | 07 Train Travel

Amidst the huge effort of planning for the Ultimate Train Challenge lies a section of our trip that includes the world’s longest railway: the Trans-Siberian. Here’s how we’re planning it!

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Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART SIX

02 | 10 Australia

This is the last installment of my mammoth series about the Indian Pacific, which is part of an 11,000km train journey I took across Australia – and back again. My mission: to see if spending eight days on a train could inspire boredom. So far, no luck. Let’s see what the last two days holds… […]

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Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART FOUR

01 | 27 Australia

So far in my 11,000km train journey across Australia and back, I’ve been aboard the Indian Pacific for three nights since getting on in Sydney. We’ve stopped in Broken Hill, Adelaide, Cook, and Kalgoorlie. Today, I arrive at my halfway point and destination of sorts: Perth. DAY FOUR I awake earlier than 6:30am, preferring not […]

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Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART THREE

01 | 10 Australia

At this point in the series, I’m four days into my epic 11,000 km journey across Australia (and back), and have spent the last two nights aboard the Indian Pacific, traveling from Sydney to Perth (and back). DAY THREE My early night to bed last night has paid off; I’ve made up for lost sleep […]

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Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART TWO

01 | 06 Australia

Thus far in this series, I’ve set the stage for my epic 11,000km train journey, boarded the Indian Pacific train in Sydney, explored my digs, and settled in for the night. Day Two Accounting for a half-hour time change back before bedtime, I awake (somewhat self-begrudgingly) just before dawn. Apparently catching the sun rise as […]

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Taking the Indian Pacific Train Across Australia: PART ONE

12 | 27 Australia

The Indian Pacific: My Plan of Attack In reflecting on my three-day adventure riding The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide, I was surprised at how quickly the time passed. I had figured that, despite my love of long-distance train travel, riding a train for 3,000kms (followed shortly thereafter by a further 1,000km by train from […]

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Train Travel: The Ghan from Darwin to Adelaide – Day Three

11 | 25 Australia

Almost 48 hours after boarding The Ghan on Day One in Darwin, and with only a few hours to go to Adelaide, I was surprised to wake up and discover that we were still very much in the Australian outback. However, as the minutes and hours rolled by, increasing signs of civilization became evident. One of […]

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