His extraordinary rail journey from Edinburgh to Hong Kong is over. But Matthew Woodward can’t resist one last rail journey to sample snake soup
Experience the romance of rail travel in some of the most stunning locations on the planet
As Matthew Woodward’s grand rail journey draws to an end, he contemplates the effect such a long journey has had on his mental state - and his kit
From the coast to the Highlands, from London to the lochs, these spectacular rail journeys prove that there is no better way to explore Scotland’s breathtaking scenery than by train
Spanning about 1,280km, linking nine destinations, passing 11 lakes and skirting innumerable mountains, the Grand Tour of Switzerland is arguably the world's best rail adventure. Here's how to do it...
From the highest train in the US to steam trains built for Colorado’s pioneering gold miners, Colorado has an abundance of scenic rail journeys. All aboard for a Rocky Mountain railway high.
As the departure date for his great railway adventure fast approaches, Matthew Woodward scrambles to get everything done
Forget the busy high speed routes. Try these little-used rural routes and discover a Europe that's a little slower and a lot more interesting, as picked by authors Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries
After months of planning and rejigging routes, Matthew Woodward is finally ready to depart for Hong Kong. Here's how his plans came together
Welcome to the ultimate rail journey - a 10,000km journey from Moscow to Vladivostok
It’s the rail journey that tops every bucket list. Long time rail rider Matthew Woodward reveals the resources you need to ensure your trip of a lifetime runs smoothly
Matthew Woodward has travelled the world by rail. Here he lists the gadgets he can't do without
As Matthew Woodward prepares to set off on his next massive train adventure, he explains what is so appealing about the world's longest rail journey
Admire Canada's serene lakes from on board the classic Rocky Mountaineer, or spot wildlife along Zimbabwe's alternative safari tracks – take your pick from these wild and wonderful train experiences...
From the timeless Trans-Mongolian to the exhilarating Marrakech Express – hop on board these characterful trains that showcase some of earth's best landscapes
British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg on the romance of train travel, Donald Trump’s wall, Black Lives Matter, and his 2,728-miles rail journey across the United States
From money saving advice to overcoming international timetable trouble, we share tips and tricks for making your first overseas train journey stress-free
TV presenter and traveller Chris Tarrant on his ‘favourite’ journeys on extreme railways around the world, including Patagonia, Congo and Azerbaijan
Which would you prefer: exploring Europe in the lap of luxury, or adventure on a shoestring? We tried both, and came up with a surprising conclusion...
Travelling around Switzerland is easy, affordable and – undoubtably– spectacular. Here are 5 reasons to ignore the car and instead discover Switzerland by boat, bus and rail…
From the granite grandeur of Antwerp Centraal to the breathtaking modernism of Liège-Guillemins in Belgium, these railway stations are temples to the romance of rail. Disembark and stay a while.
Travel in the shadow of Japan's new luxury rail route and get more bang for your yen in the little-explored region of western Honshu
The Great West Way is a new touring route from London to Bristol, encompassing an 800km network of road, rail, river, canal and paths. Expect pretty villages, welcoming pubs and incredible countryside!
A vast country that stretches from Europe to the Far East, Russia has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for culture, wildlife or an epic rail journey, Russia offers it all
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