Few films capture the beauty of winter train travel as the 1974, “Murder on the Orient Express.” In it, the seats are covered in red velvet and the scenery outside the windows is filled with snow-dusted mountains and pine trees. Thankfully, there's plenty of gorgeous wintery locomotive travel today. Options are available around the world, from historic re-creations that will take you back to the early 20th century to modern coaches covered in glass to accentuate the view.

The World's Most Scenic Winter Train Rides

Few films capture the beauty of winter train travel as the 1974, “Murder on the Orient Express.” In it, the seats are covered in red velvet and the scenery outside the windows is filled with snow-dusted mountains and pine trees. Thankfully, there's plenty of gorgeous wintery locomotive travel today. Options are available around the world, from historic re-creations that will take you back to the early 20th century to modern coaches covered in glass to accentuate the view.

Nestled into the monumental Himalayas is the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon—Bhutan. Just half the size of Indiana, the tiny landlocked country is home to dramatic landscapes, historic Buddhist monasteries, and some of the happiest people in the world, all of which would seem to make it an ideal tourist destination. So why don’t more people flock to Bhutan? Well, there's some things to consider before making a trip here...

5 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Bhutan

Nestled into the monumental Himalayas is the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon—Bhutan. Just half the size of Indiana, the tiny landlocked country is home to dramatic landscapes, historic Buddhist monasteries, and some of the happiest people in the world, all of which would seem to make it an ideal tourist destination. So why don’t more people flock to Bhutan? Well, there's some things to consider before making a trip here...

Oregon's Historic Columbia River Highway. I cannot tell you how much I love this highway.  It leads to lovely places and it's just...wonderful.     SEEN

Natural canopy over the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway in Oregon photo: Frank Kovalchek

From the Canadian Rockies to New England, here are five spectacular train routes not to miss.

5 Train Trips to Reconnect You to the Beauty of North America

5 Train Trips to Reconnect You to the Beauty of North America -- My latest piece for Yahoo Travel, yay!

Back in the day, trains were a glamorous way to travel long distances. Outside, travelers could gaze upon a pristine landscape and inside, folks could cozy up in the sleeper cars or nosh on gourmet meals served on fine china in the dining car. These days, we're used to traveling at fast speeds, thus turning away from romantic, old-fashioned railway cabins. Well, we're here to tell you that traveling a long way by train can still be a great option for getting from point A to point B. Here…

8 Reasons to Travel by Train Instead of a Plane

Back in the day, trains were a glamorous way to travel long distances. Outside, travelers could gaze upon a pristine landscape and inside, folks could cozy up in the sleeper cars or nosh on gourmet meals served on fine china in the dining car. These days, we're used to traveling at fast speeds, thus turning away from romantic, old-fashioned railway cabins. Well, we're here to tell you that traveling a long way by train can still be a great option for getting from point A to point B. Here…

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27 of the Best Beaches in the World

Australia's East Coast is home to some legendary beaches—Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays is particularly heavenly. Over on the West Coast, Turquoise Bay in the Cape Range National Park is equally gorgeous. Just watch out for those sharks.

Jamaica is by far one of the most attractive destinations in the Caribbean. While this island nation is best-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant reggae scene, it also has plenty of plenty of gorgeous waterfalls, historic colonial houses, and interesting museums. So whether your idea of a perfect holiday involves zip-lining through the jungle, immersing yourself in culture, or sipping cocktails on the beach, here are a few Jamaican hot spots you won't want to miss.

Where to Go in Jamaica: 5 Destinations You Can't Miss

Jamaica is by far one of the most attractive destinations in the Caribbean. While this island nation is best-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant reggae scene, it also has plenty of plenty of gorgeous waterfalls, historic colonial houses, and interesting museums. So whether your idea of a perfect holiday involves zip-lining through the jungle, immersing yourself in culture, or sipping cocktails on the beach, here are a few Jamaican hot spots you won't want to miss.

The 8 Most Scenic Train Rides in America | RV Travel, Camping, Festivals and Road Trips | GAC

Forget confining planes or stressful road trips. For an unforgettable family adventure, take in the world’s most spectacular scenery onboard a family-friendly train.

Does a vacation not fit in your budget? Think again.

The Best Places in the World to Travel If You're on a Budget

It’s the best way to make sense of the continent’s epic scope, wild splendor and bloody colonial history.

The History of Southern Africa, by Train

12 Amazing Sights You Have To See In Banff, Canada - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

12 Amazing Sights You Have To See In Banff, Canada

"Saw the chick flick The Right Kind of Wrong and have been obsessed with visiting Banff ever since, the scenery was awesome" - Hannah's goal 12 Amazing Sights You Have To See In Banff, Canada - Hand Luggage Only - Travel…

How to spend 2 days in the colourful coastal town of Essaouira

How to spend 2 days in the colourful coastal town of Essaouira

California Zephyr and Yosemite | 9 best train rides for exploring the national parks | MNN - Mother Nature Network

9 best train rides for exploring the national parks

If you are travel lover want to travel across the USA then this must to read post for you prepared by travel lover Atef Halaka. You need not a car to travel USA because the train carry you across the…

The beginners guide to train travel in Europe. Seeing Europe by train is a classic experience that you shouldn’t miss despite the uprise of budget airline carriers and other forms of travel in Europe. By using the train, you can easily... Click to read the full travel blog post about train travel in Europe.

Ultimate Guide to Eurail Pass Train Travel in Europe

Train travel in Europe is an amazing experience and this ultimate guide to using a Eurail Pass will help you plan the perfect trip.

The Ultimate California Road Trip: 19 Places To Stop, Eat, See and Explore! - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

California Road Trip: 19 Places You Have To See

The Ultimate California Road Trip: 19 Places To Stop, Eat, See and Explore! - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography

Croatia is where Mediterranean travel fantasies come true but it can be daunting to plan a week’s itinerary in Croatia. Never fear, for it CAN be done read on to find out how.

Here's how to spend the ultimate week in Croatia

With its ancient walled cities, shimmering sapphire waters, impeccable wine and delicious cuisine, Croatia is where Mediterranean fantasies come true.

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