Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound Advertisement Supported by TRENDING With growing concern over the environmental impact of flying, sleeper train service, long considered old-fashioned and nostalgic, is picking up steam. ByEvan Rail June 11, 2019 From the Orient Express to the Trans-Europe Express, few methods of travel have olong been in decline, particularly in Western Europe, due mainly to the growing popularity of budget airlines. In 2016, the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn ended all of its night routes, selling off the entirety of its sleeping wagons, while in France, the last Paris-to-Nice sleeping train service was discontinued in 2017. As a result, fans of overnight rail travel have been fighting to save the service. The cross-border Back on Track group has been … [Read more...] about Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Movies Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Movies | A Pop Culture Shock After the Trip of a Lifetime Supported by ByJada Yuan Feb. 15, 2019 I can’t remember what country I was flying over, or even what month it was, just that the “Mamma Mia!” sequel, “Here We Go Again,” was playing on the back of the airplane seat in front of me and I was sobbing like I had never sobbed before. One survey shows that even 41 percent of men will tear up at 10,000 feet. It has to do with the air pressure, dehydration, the stress of being herded like cattle, and the bloody marys we down to get through it all. I’d certainly done my fair share of crying on planes, as The New York Times’s first 52 Places Traveler, charged with the incredible and often body-punishing task of reporting on all those destinations while traveling solo around … [Read more...] about A Pop Culture Shock After the Trip of a Lifetime
Rebecca Underwood finds there’s more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower. Pisa, in the Italian region of Tuscany, continues to attract millions of international visitors and the vast majority make haste to the Piazza dei Miracoli, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site in 1987. This is the location of the extraordinary La torre pendente, known as the ‘leaning tower’, Il Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta; Pisa’s magnificent cathedral, the Baptistry of St John, and the cemetery, completed in 1464. Construction of the Romanesque free-standing bell tower began in 1173 but the foundations proved to be insufficient due to soft ground on one side causing the incline. Completed in 1372, the tower continued to tilt and it wasn’t until 1990 that work began to reduce the lean, ensuring stability. Today, hardy souls are welcome to climb the 251 steps and with an admission limit of 45 entrants at a time, speed is essential. Those that do undertake this gruelling task … [Read more...] about Pisa the Italian city packed full of culture and amazing food
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Europe | How to Connect Young People to Europe? Let Them See It All by Train Supported by Much has changed in the 46 years since Interrail pass was introduced, but the essence of what it offers — experiencing new cultures and meeting new people — has remained the same. Photographs and Text byAndrew Testa Dec. 3, 2018 The four 18-year-olds packed their bags and set off on a familiar rite of passage for European youths: an Interrail journey. But their coming-of-age adventure arrived not only at a pivotal moment in their lives, but also in the life of the European Union. All Londoners, with the uncertainty of Britain’s decision to leave the bloc looming over their futures, they took up the European Union on an offer to give 15,000 young people a free Interrail pass — covering a month of free … [Read more...] about How to Connect Young People to Europe? Let Them See It All by Train