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How Beijing Is Becoming One Of The Most Exciting Cities For Modern Art And Design In The World

A first-timer's fresh view of Vancouver, B.C.

36 Hours in Baltimore

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Check out featured Train Travel Destinations to visit and explore by rail. Photo: Galaxy SOHO, Beijing, China. © Forgemind ArchiMedia | Flickr

Beijing by design... First-timers' Vancouver... 36 hours in Baltimore... more

How Beijing Is Becoming One Of The Most Exciting Cities For Modern Art And Design In The World [independent.co.uk]

GO► Book Chinese cities to Beijing (Ctrip).
Plan subway, bus and rail travel in and around Beijing (Travel China Guide).

A first-timer's fresh view of Vancouver, B.C. [seattletimes.com]

GO► Book Canadian and selected US cities to Vancouver (VIA Rail)
Book U.S. cities to Vancouver, Canada (Amtrak).
Plan Skytrain, bus, and West Coast Express travel in and around Vancouver (TransLink).

36 Hours in Baltimore [nytimes.coms]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Baltimore (Amtrak).
Plan Metro Subway, light rail, bus, and MARC commuter rail travel in and around Baltimore (MTA).

Amherst, a gem between Boston and the Berkshires [bostonglobe.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Northampton (Amtrak).

Explore more neighborhoods with New York City's bright new subway stops [dallasnews.coms]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to NYC Penn Station (Amtrak).
Plan subway travel from Penn Station to Q Line (MTA; walk one block to 34th/Herald Square or transfer at 42nd/Times Square).

Asturias has great food, scenery... and don't forget the cider [irishtimes.coms]

GO► Book European cities to Madrid (Rail Europe).
Book Madrid to Oviedo (Rail Europe).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Casa Rio Restaurant, River Walk, San Antonio, Texas. © maduarte | Flickr.

36 Hours in San Antonio... A city tour of Salzburg... Historic Harpers Ferry... more

36 Hours in San Antonio [nytimes.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to San Antonio (Amtrak).
Plan bus travel in and around San Antonio (VIA Metropolitan Transit).

A city tour of Salzburg [dw.com]

GO► Book European cities to Salzburg (Rail Europe).
Plan train, subway, tram, and bus travel in and around Salzburg (Salzburg Verkehr).

Harpers Ferry: Rivers converge at West Virginia town [sungazette.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Harper's Ferry (Amtrak).

The Perfect Three-day Weekend in Cincinnati [travelandleisure.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Cincinnati (Amtrak).
Plan streetcar travel in Downtown Cincinnati (Cincinnati Bell Connector; begins service April 3, 2017).
Plan bus travel in and around Cincinnati (SORTA/Metro).

California getaway: Santa Cruz is a coastal charmer [azcentral.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to San Jose Diridon Station (Amtrak).
Plan commuter rail from San Francisco to San Jose Diridon Station (Caltrain).
Plan Amtrak Highway 17 Express bus from San Jose to Santa Cruz (SCMTD).

12 of Montréal's best neighborhoods [cnn.com]

GO► Book Canadian and selected U.S. cities to Montréal (VIA Rail).
Book U.S. cities to Montréal (Amtrak).
Plan Métro and bus travel in and around Montréal (STM).


 
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Photo: Ancient watchtower, Fez, Moroccco. © Trevor Huxham | Flickr

36 Hours in Fez... America's party city... A taste of San Sebastian... more

36 Hours in Fez, Morocco [nytimes.com]

GO► Book European cities to Barcelona (Rail Europe).
Book Barcelona to Algeciras (RENFE).
Book bus/ferry from Algeciras to Tangier (FRS).
Book Tangier to Fez (ONCF Moroccan National Railways Office; in French).

Miami: where to eat, drink and stay in America's party city [standard.co.uk]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Miami (Amtrak).
Plan regional travel between South Florida cities and Miami (Tri-Rail).
Plan rail, people mover, and bus travel in and around Miami (MiamiDade.gov).

A feast for the senses in San Sebastian [ttgmedia.com]

GO► Book European cities to San Sebastian (Rail Europe).

The Japanese fishing town that's reinvented itself as a hipster hub since the tsunami [independent.co.uk]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Onagawa (HyperDia).

Vietnam: 24 hours in Hanoi [nzherald.co.nz]

GO►Book Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia) cities to Hanoi (Baolau).
Metro under construction; plan bus rapid transit to selected Hanoi destinations and bus interchanges (Hanoi BRT).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Discover Lodi Wine and Visitor Center. © Lodi Winegrape Commission

A barrel of fun in Lodi... 36 Hours in Sapporo... Weekend in Maastricht... more

In Lodi, California, wine tasting's a barrel of fun [dallasnews.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Lodi (Amtrak).

36 Hours in Sapporo, Japan [nytimes.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Sapporo (HyperDia)
Plan subway, streetcar, and bus travel in and around Sapporo (Welcome to Sapporo).

Maastricht, Netherlands: where to stay, eat, drink and shop [standard.co.uk]

GO► Book European cities to Maastricht (Rail Europe).
Plan train and bus travel in and around Maastricht (Maastricht Bereikbaar).

Where to go for dining and drinks in Portland? It's rocking across the Willamette [seattletimes.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Portland (Amtrak).
Plan light rail, streetcar, and bus travel in and around Portland. (Travel Portland)

Fargo's no joke. It's a hub of cool creativity. [bostonglobe.coms]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Fargo (Amtrak).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Courthouse with daffodils in foreground, Hamburg, Germany. © Christoph Bellin | Flickr

City break in Hamburg... Tampa's riverfront... What to skip in Paris... more

City break in Hamburg, Germany [expressandstar.com]

GO► Book European cities to Hamburg (Rail Europe).
Plan rail and bus travel in and around Hamburg (HVV).

Tampa's riverfront is its new star [bostonglobe.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Tampa (Amtrak).
Plan bus and TECO Streetcar travel in and around Tampa (HART).

What to see and what to skip in Paris [abcnews.go.com]

GO► Book European cities to Paris (Rail Europe).
Plan Métro, tramway, bus, and RER regional rail travel in and around Paris (RATP).

My Bangkok: City of Spirits [nytimes.com]

GO► Book Southeast Asia cities to Bangkok (12G0).
Plan MRT Metro, BTS Sky Train, and bus travel in and around Bangok (Transit Bangkok)

New York's Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right [skift.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to New York City (Amtrak).
Local subway, bus, and regional rail (MTA).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Balboa Park, San Diego, California. © F11photo | Dreamstime.com

36 hours in San Diego... Curious in Salt Lake City... Whimsical Kagoshima... more

36 Hours in San Diego [nytimes.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to San Diego (Amtrak).
Plan trolley and bus travel in San Diego (MTS).
Plan regional rail, light rail, and bus in San Diego County (NCTD).

Curious Traveler Visits Salt Lake City [pursuitist.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Salt Lake City (Amtrak).
Plan rail and bus travel in the Salt Lake City area (UTA).

Wandering through whimsical Kagoshima [straitstimes.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Kagoshima (HyperDia)
Plan tram and bus travel in Kagoshima (Kagoshima City Transit Bureau).

In Providence, I'm a kid again [bostonglobe.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Providence (Amtrak).
Plan commuter rail from Boston to Providence (MBTA).
Plan bus travel in Providence (RIPTA).

Why Belgrade is the greatest city you'd never thought to visit [telegraph.co.uk]

GO► Book Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and other selected European cities to Belgrade, Serbia (Rail Europe).
Learn about bus, trolleybus and tram travel in Belgrade (Go Belgrade).

The Poets Were Right About England's Lake District [creators.com]

GO► Book British cities to Kendal, Oxenholme, and Windemere (Rail Europe).
Plan bus travel from Kendal and Oxenholme to Bassenthwaite Village, Coniston, Grasmere, and Keswick (Stagecoach).


 
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Photo: Cais da Ribeira, beneath the Luis I Bridge, Porto, Portugal. © Paul Smeets | Flickr

Portugal's second city... Summer of Love redux... 36 Hours in Marrakesh... more

Make your way pronto to Porto – Portugal's seductive second city [independent.ie]

GO► Book European cities to Porto (Rail Europe).
Plan metro, tram, bus, and funicular travel in Porto (Visit Porto).

San Francisco helps you relive the Summer of Love 50 years later [dallasnews.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Emeryville; free shuttle to San Francisco (Amtrak).
Plan streetcar, cablecar, and bus travel in San Francisco (MUNI).
Plan subway travel in the Bay Area (BART).

36 Hours in Marrakesh [nytimes.com]

GO► Book European cities to Barcelona (Rail Europe)
Book Barcelona to Algeciras (RENFE)
Book bus/ferry from Algeciras to Tangier (FRS)
Book Tangier to Marrakesh (ONCF Moroccan National Railways Office; in French)

An hour from packed Kyoto, Nara is an enlightening overnight, including cordial deer [washingtonpost.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Nara (HyperDia)
Plan bus travel in Nara (Nara Kotsu Bus Service)

10 Things To Do In Tel Aviv [harpersbazaar.co.uk]

GO► Book Ben Gurion Airport and Israeli cities to Tel Aviv
Plan bus travel in Tel Aviv (Dan).

36 Hours in Brooklyn [nytimes.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to NYC Penn Station (Amtrak).
Plan subway travel from Penn Station to and in Brooklyn (MTA)


 
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Photo: Shikumen alleyway, Shanghai, China. © Yinan Zhang | Dreamstime.com

Shanghai's fading alleyways... A new side to Chi-town... Bruges and brews... more

Shanghai Dwellings Vanish, and With Them, a Way of Life [nytimes.com]

GO► Book Chinese cities to Shanghai (Ctrip)
Plan metro travel in Shanghai (Shanghai Metro).

A new side to Chi-town [theglobeandmail.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago (Amtrak).
Plan 'L' and bus travel in Chicago (CTA).

How to spend a beer-themed two days in fairytale Bruges [independent.co.uk]

GO► Book European cities to Bruges (Rail Europe).

A weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland [ajc.coms]

GO► Book (train plus ferry) England, Scotland and Wales to Belfast (SailRail - Irish Ferries).
Book Northern Ireland cities to Belfast (Translink NI Railways)
Book Irish Republic to Belfast (Iarnód Éireann - IrishRail).
Plan train and bus travel in Belfast (Translink Metro)

How to spend 48 hours in Bhopal [cntraveller.in]

GO► Book Indian cities to Bhopal (makemytrip.com).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Sunrise at the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal. © Joaquim Capitão | Flickr

Europe's coolest capital... Tokyo's coolest neighborhood... New Zealand's coolest city... more

How to spend a perfect weekend in Lisbon, Europe's coolest capital [chicagotribune.com]

GO► Book European cities to Lisbon (Rail Europe).
Plan tram, metro, train, and other Lisbon transportation (Go Lisbon).

Tokyo's coolest neighbourhood: Kōenji [theguardian.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Tokyo (HyperDia).
Plan Tokyo Metro travel via Marunouchi Line to Shin-Kōenji Station (Tokyo Metro).

Wellington, New Zealand: The capital of Kiwi cool [thestar.com]

GO► Book Northern Explorer from Auckland and other North Island stations to Wellington (KiwiRail).
Plan train, cable car, bus and ferry travel in Wellington (Metlink).

Palm Springs – More than Shopping and Golf [travelwriterstales.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Palm Springs North; free shuttle to Downtown Palm Springs (Amtrak).

Snooping Around Agatha Christie's Riviera [travelwriterstales.com]

GO► Book British cities to Torquay (Rail Europe).
Book Torquay to Paignton and Greenway (Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway).

Edinburgh: The thrill of the chill [theglobeandmail.com]

GO► Book British cities to Edinburgh (Rail Europe).
Plan tram and bus travel in Edinburgh (Transport for Edinburgh).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Kimonoed women in Kinosaki, Japan. © Visit Kinosaki

Kinosaki immersion... Hong Kong's 'dark' side... Tracking Chicago's suburbs... more

Full immersion in Japan's onsen town of Kinosaki [afr.com]
GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Kinosakionsen (HyperDia).

Chicago Suburbs That You Should Actually Visit [thrillist.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago Union Station (Amtrak). Plan 'L' and bus travel in Chicago (CTA).

The essential guide to Kowloon, Hong Kong's 'dark' side [cnn.com]
GO► Book selected Chinese cities to Hong Kong (MTR) Plan regional train, light rail and bus travel in Hong Kong (MTR).

Living the high life in Amsterdam [theglobeandmail.com]
GO► Book European cities to Amsterdam (Rail Europe). Plan tram, metro, bus, rail and ferry travel in Amsterdam (iamsterdam.com)

Downtown L.A.: trashy to trendy [sandiegoreader.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Los Angeles (Amtrak). Plan local and regional rail and bus travel (Metro).


 
Train travel destinations

Photo: Skyline, Downtown Houston, Texas. © Yi Liu @ Houston | Flickr

Touch down in Houston... Vivo Vicenza... That's Aomori!... more

Here are Houston's top spots to eat, drink and play during Super Bowl LI weekend [dallasnews.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Houston, Texas (Amtrak). Plan rail and bus travel in Houston (METRO).

My Kind of Place: Vicenza, Italy [thenational.ae] GO► Book European cities to Vicenza (Rail Europe).

You'll find good vibes and delicious food in Charlotte [pilotonline.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Charlotte, North Carolina (Amtrak). Plan rail and bus travel in Charlotte (CATS).

36 Hours in Ottawa [nytimes.com] GO►Book Canadian and selected US cities to Ottawa (VIA Rail). Plan O-Train and bus in Ottawa, Ontarioo (OC Transpo).

My Trip to Aomori, Japan for three nights and four days [koreatimes.co.kr] GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Aomori (HyperDia)

Escaping Yangon to visit mesmerizing Kyaiktiyo [mizzima.com] GO► Enquire about and book travel from Yangon and Myanma cities to Kyaiktiyo (Go-Myanmar.com).


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Polar bears, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. © Everything Churchill | Travel Manitoba

Manitoba's polar frontier... Northernmost Japan... Paris's lucky 13th... more

Churchill, Manitoba: a frontier town not short on attractions [thestar.com] GO►Book Canadian and selected US cities to Churchill, Manitoba (VIA Rail)

Touring Wakkanai And The Northernmost Point Of Japan [forbes.com] GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Wakkanai (HyperDia)

Lucky 13: The unsung arrondissement you need to visit in Paris [washingtonpost.com] GO► Book European cities to Paris, France (Rail Europe) Plan Méetro, tramway, bus, and RER regional rail in Paris (RATP).

Taste a Gourmet Revolution in Indianapolis [nymag.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Indianapolis, Indiana (Amtrak).

Cesky Krumlov: Bohemian charm [nst.com.my] GO►Plan European cities to Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (DB)

My Kind of Place: Varanasi, India [thenational.ae] GO► Book Indian cities to Varanasi (makemytrip.com)


 
Train Travel Destinations

Photo: Gondolas in winter, Venice, Italy. © Michael Dawes | Flickr

Venice in winter... Chicago skiers escape... Hot and cold in Helsinki... more

Venice in winter is a hazy, horde-free, living watercolour [scmp.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Venice (Rail Europe)
Plan tram, bus, and waterbus in Venice (ACTV)

Wisconsin's Wilmot Mountain ups its game after $13 million renovation [chicagotribune.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago Union Station(Amtrak). north Central Service (NCS) regional rail Chicago Union Station to Antioch, Illinois (Metra) Cab from Antioch, Illinois to Wilmot Mountain resort (303 TAXI)

Hot and cold adventures in Helsinki [straitstimes.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Helsinki (Rail Europe)
Plan metro, tram, and ferry in Helsinki (HKL Helsinki City Transport)

Spotlight on Gapyeong, South Korea – A Town for Every Season [theaureview.com]
GO► Book South Korean cities to Seoul Yongsan Station Book Yongsan Station to Gapyeong via ITX Chuncheon (Korail) Plan alternative travel via Metro from central Seoul (requires up to 4 transfers) to Gapyeong via Gyeongchun Line from Sangbong (SMRT)

An expat's guide to Istanbul's transforming Yeldegirmeni quarter [dailysabah.com]
GO►
Plan European cities to Istanbul (DB Deutsch Bahn)
Plan metro, tram, bus, and boat travel in Istanbul (howtoistanbul.com - official website)


 

 

 

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