Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Strike-d Down but Not Destroyed

Well, it finally happened. A strike — the current French rail one — has finally managed to disrupt my carefully laid travel plans. My family and I are scheduled to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva on the 29th but that is looking like a no-go at the moment.

The Country Between Rome and Florence

The Country Between Rome and Florence

Scenes from the train ride to my final destination last February: . . . . . Details: Departure station: Roma Termini Arrival station: Firenze S. M. Novella Train: Frecciarossa 9420 Seat: 1A (choose this seat if you don’t want anyone sitting beside you) Cost: 24.90 € 

#Goals: Bernina Express

#Goals: Bernina Express

* Have you ever accidentally come across something, felt sudden chills running through your body, and thought, “Oh my gosh, I want this”? * I was just looking up how to get to Venice from Paris in Seat61 and it mentioned the Bernina Express, so 

Inverness to Kyle of Localsh

Inverness to Kyle of Localsh

* They say it’s the journey, not the destination. On the train ride from Inverness to Kyle of Localsh, that’s certainly true. The train journeys between Fort William and Mallaig and between Inverness and Kyle of Localsh are generally acknowledged to be among the best in the world in terms 

Inside the Caledonian Sleeper

Inside the Caledonian Sleeper

* * Sleeper trains can save you time and money, but of the ones I’ve had the opportunity to try, the most that can be said about their comfort level is that they’re tolerable. I’ve been on one of the top bunks of a 6-couchette 

She Took The Midnight Train Going Anywhere

She Took The Midnight Train Going Anywhere

* * There’s nothing romantic about midnight trains. Oh, there’s romance in the notion of stepping from a wooden platform onto a steel carriage, from solid ground to motion, to adventure, to the dark. There’s nothing romantic about not knowing where, exactly, in the designated