During the Christmas season, Austria takes on a festive glow with snow coating its towns and cities while Christmas markets offer traditional Austrian goodies like glühwein and gingerbread.
We have all seen those impressive firework displays relayed around the world showing how various cities celebrate the new year. As a new decade begins, you could experience one for real, taking a train to one of our favourite festive cities.
The French. They know good food, good fashion, good art, good wine… and they know a good party. In fact, they often take the lead in every celebration. Think bubbles! In France, there are festivals for everything. Here are just a few we think you shouldn’t miss! Bastille Day A very special day in France,…
If you like flowers, then check out these flower fields in The Netherlands, UK, France and Italy during the spring and summer months.
Be mystified by magic and illusions at this year’s Hocus Pocus Festival, taking place in Granada, Spain. Master magicians will dazzle and amaze you with their talents!
Explore the spectacular medieval city of Carcassonne France. Learn how to travel from Bordeaux to Carcassonne by high-speed TGV train. Get ideas on things to see & do in this fortified city.
We looked at the NY Times 52 Places for 2016 list and figured out how to reach every European place on that list by train. Except Malta – you need a boat for that.
Oktoberfest 2015 is coming up! We’ve taken care of all the background train travel planning so that you can get to the good part: drinking all that beer.
You may have noticed a pattern with us lately: we’re big on the “discounts and budget travel” blog posts right now. We’ve talked about the best budget-friendly family attractions in Europe this summer, the best ways to take advantage of the current US dollar/euro exchange rate, and our tips for recent graduates and youth travelers…
The World’s Fair is headed to Milan for 2015 and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s your guide to Expo Milano 2015, from food to art to fun & beyond.
Swims in frozen lakes, ice rinks on top of monuments, & reindeer games: just your average winter in Europe.
Oktoberfest is the highlight of Germany’s cultural calendar and easily reached by train. Get fun facts about Oktoberfest and train travel information from Munich to Berlin.
Read about the reverly, and plan for a visit next year to Oktoberfest. With 14 tasty tents and plenty of tradition, this is the highlight of Deutchland’s cultural calendar.
Learn about Hogmanay, the Scottish word for December 31st and synonymous with New Year’s Eve revelry.
The Czech children receive their holiday gifts on the eve of St. Nicholas day, December 5th, you’ll see a charming tradition.