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Rail journeys

Guide to train travel and travel by rail, including train trip holiday advice, iconic rail journeys like the Trans-Siberian Express, the Orient Express and more

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Latin America

Latin America travel advice, including top 10 Latin America travel tips, map of Latin America, guide to Latin America city breaks, rail journeys in Latin Americ

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Europe

Europe travel advice, including top 10 European travel tips, map of Europe, guide to European city breaks, rail journeys in Europe and where to stay in Europe

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America by rail

One of the best ways to see America is by rail: it's glamourous, cheap, and crosses glorious landscapes

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5 Indian rail itineraries

What better way to explore India than by rail? Make the most of your trip with these route ideas

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The Wanderlust guide to the best of rail travel

In this hyper-connected world there is no reason travel should be super-fast too. Discover why the romance of rail still rules

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Canada's greatest rail journeys

2017 sees Canada celebrate 150 years of confederation, but it was the railways that truly opened it up. Here are 6 incredible rail journeys to really appreciate this vast, wild and beautiful country

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What's the best luggage for rail travel?

Long distance rail adventurer Matthew Woodward puts various types of luggage to the test to decide which is the best for train travel

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How to satisfactorily end an epic rail journey to Hong Kong

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

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All aboard! 7 unique rail journeys you’ll want to book now

Experience the romance of rail travel in some of the most stunning locations on the planet

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Counting the cost of an epic Edinburgh to Hong Kong rail journey

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

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The Great Rail Photo Challenge

Send us a winning picture involving train travel and you could be exploring the magnificent USA with an Amtrak rail pass

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India by Rail

India is tipped to be a hot destination for 2013, so we bring you an article from the Wanderlust archives on travelling India's trains... Here we help you join the railway bazaar

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Top 10 short-hop India rail trips

It's possible to see the best of India on a short-hop rail adventure – take a look at our favourite routes

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Get onboard: 5 reasons to explore Scotland by rail

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

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10 great rail journeys

Want the romance of the railways, the thrill of the track? Whether you crave luxury or by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventure, these train journeys are among the best in the world...

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The VIA Rail train adventure

Last year, Catherine Hill won a trip to Canada to travel the country from west to east. But her blog from the road reveals, so far, she's travelled on everything but a train...

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The great American rail trip

Forget the automobile: the train is the truly great – and great value – way to cross the USA

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How to travel Australia by rail

For a country almost the size of Europe, Australia has 
few railways – but it does offer some of the world’s 
greatest train rides. Hop aboard, mate!

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The USA's best rail journeys

If you’re after glorious sunsets, jaw-dropping landscapes and unique cultural encounters, try one of these USA train routes for size. Eleanor Ross hops on board...

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Letting off steam: Colorado’s most breathtaking rail journeys

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.

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The VIA Rail train adventure: Part 2

Last year, Catherine Hill won a trip to Canada to travel the country from west to east. In the second part of her prize trip, she finally gets to ride a train

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Cycling New Zealand's Otago Central Rail Trail

Follow a gold rush train track through New Zealand's South Island – it's fast becoming the country's greatest bike ride, and is bringing new hope to old communities

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Last minute preparations for a grand rail adventure

As the departure date for his great railway adventure fast approaches, Matthew Woodward scrambles to get everything done

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Top tips for high altitude rail travel

Train buff Matthew Woodward has travelled on the highest railways in the world. Here's his advice on handling the impact altitude will have on your mind, body and trip

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How to survive the world's highest rail journey

Matthew Woodward discovers there is more to surviving the train trip to Lhasa than taking a few altitude sickness tablets

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5 offbeat European rail adventures to take it slow and see more

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

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How to plan a rail trip from Edinburgh to Hong Kong

After months of planning and rejigging routes, Matthew Woodward is finally ready to depart for Hong Kong. Here's how his plans came together

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The unexpected joys of Europe's Inter-City trains

As Matthew Woodward heads further east on his grand rail journey to Hong Kong, he is reminded of what he loves about rail travel in Europe

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Trans-Siberian: a guide to the ultimate train journey

Welcome to the ultimate rail journey - a 10,000km journey from Moscow to Vladivostok

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The 5 most useful resources for planning your Trans-Siberian adventure

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

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The last great Latin rail journeys

While European trains are rattling along new high-speed routes, many of South America's are heading for the sidings, but they are classics

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10 must-have items for long distance train travellers

Matthew Woodward has travelled the world by rail. Here he lists the gadgets he can't do without

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City breaks within six hours of London by train

Don't waste time in airport check-in queues: by rail, it takes less than six hours to reach these European cities

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London to Singapore by train – is it possible?

There's only one major hitch to catching trains all the way from Europe to Singapore. Our rail expert Matthew Woodward explains how to get around it...

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Taking the train to Mandalay

A new border crossing, an old, notorious trainline, modernising worlds, ancient scenes – the rail and road ride from Bangkok into Burma is a journey through time

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Exploring Greece: Beaches, hiking and rail rides

From rafting cool water under the summer sun to hiking, island-hopping and skiing during the cooler months, Greece offers a world of wild escapes…

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Ride with it: 13 spectacular rail journeys around the world

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...

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All aboard! The 12 best rail journeys in the world

From the timeless Trans-Mongolian to the exhilarating Marrakech Express – hop on board these characterful trains that showcase some of earth's best landscapes

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Britain's 7 most scenic rail journeys

Charming coastal views, jaw-dropping viaducts and National Park peaks – there's adventure around every corner on these unforgettable UK train journeys

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What's so special about the Trans-Siberian Express?

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

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The perils of high altitude train travel

Matthew Woodward's next rail journey will take him through the world's highest railway station in Tibet. How should he prepare?

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Billy Bragg: “It’s an amazing way to see a country.”

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

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Enjoy the ride! How to plan your first overseas rail adventure

From money saving advice to overcoming international timetable trouble, we share tips and tricks for making your first overseas train journey stress-free

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Chris Tarrant - 5 of the world’s most extreme (but fun) rail journeys

TV presenter and traveller Chris Tarrant on his ‘favourite’ journeys on extreme railways around the world, including Patagonia, Congo and Azerbaijan

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Orient Express vs Interrailing: We put Europe's two classic rail experiences to the test

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...

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15 of the most thrilling winter sun destinations

From rugged rail journeys through South Africa to forest trekking in Thailand, escape the winter blues on these far-flung adventures

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Why every child should ride the rails in India

Melanie Gow discovers that the lessons learned by travelling by rail in India are even more intense – and fundamental – for children.

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How to travel India by train – with kids...

Will Gray takes his children to around India by rail and discovers that they handle the culture shock better than adults.

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7 reasons why Taiwan is best explored by train

Taiwan is a sprawling but intriguing mass of temples and treasures. Hop on board its rail transport links that make it easier than ever to explore...

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Wait watchers: 9 of the world's most beautiful railway stations

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.

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How to explore Japan by train – the cheapest (and most adventurous) way to travel

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

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2019’s best new trips for great journeys

Trek Croatia's crowd-free trails, embark on a classic road trip in USA, and cruise Italy's Aeolian Islands. There’s the perfect epic adventure for you out there – whether by foot, wheel, rail or sail...

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5 reasons to visit the new Great West Way from London to Bristol

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!

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Da! Da! Da! 7 unique Russian adventures you’ll want to book right now

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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