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Information Depot

Vacations By Rail's Information Depot keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train vacation and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.

Take it Easy: 5 Reasons Your Next Vacation Should be a Rail-Cruise

Train and cruise vacations are natural companions. Whether aboard the deck of a cruise ship or relaxing in the comfort of a train cabin, these trips give back your greatest commodity: time.
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Discover Vietnam

We've added an exciting new destination for rail vacations in 2015
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Allons-y!  An Insider’s Guide to Quebec City & Montréal

Quebec offers a unique blend of history and culture that accents every trip to this lovely province.
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Vacations By Rail® 2015 Rail Travel Outlook Offers Insights Into Emerging Rail Travel Trends

The Rail Travel Outlook also includes tips for train vacation savings, best booking windows, and travelers’ top bucket list rail vacations
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Traveling Green: Trains as Eco-friendly Transportation

For the modern traveler, it can be challenging to find ways to respect the environment while still having a leisurely and enjoyable vacation. Train travel makes it easy to stay green, using 30 percent less energy per passenger mile than cars and 20 percent less than planes .
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Nevada lawmaker pushes to reinstate Amtrak service to Las Vegas

Representative Dina Titus (D-Nevada) is planning to get transportation in the Southwest back on track. Amtrak dropped its Desert Wind service in 1997, but Rep. Titus believes that bringing the train back would aid the region’s growing residential and tourist populations.
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Vacations By Rail® Introduces New Luxury Offerings for 2015

Experience the Golden Age of Rail Travel with Modern Amenities Aboard Luxury Rail Liners Around the Globe
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America’s Best Fall Destinations

Fall is the perfect time for travel. The temperatures are milder, and the crowds are thinner. In places like New England, the forest comes to life with an explosive display of fall colors. While fall foliage tours are incredibly popular in the Northeast, there are many other fantastic destinations all around the United States perfectly suited for fall travel.
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Vacations By Rail Offers 10 New Itineraries for Global Rail Vacations in its 2015 Brochure

New Cruise Add-On key, Rail Your Way offering, and Early Booking Bonus among highlights of the 2015 brochure
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The Canadian Rockies with Vacations By Rail®

The Canadian Rockies is home to 600 lakes, 245 rivers, lush boreal forests, fertile prairies, desert badlands and the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is also a spectacular destination for a rail vacation.
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Vacations By Rail® Offers Travelers Experiences of a Lifetime with 2015 Special Events

The Calgary Stampede, Fall Colors of New England, Yellowstone and Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Among Experiences Offered in 2015
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Watch Now: Canada By Rail Webinar

Learn about Canada’s trains, historic railways hotels, and must-see sights and attractions.
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Watch Now: Tour Toronto Union Station

Get insight into what it’s like to travel out of Toronto’s Union Station.
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Vacations By Rail® Introduces New Rail/Cruise Tours To Explore America’s Rivers In 2014

Explore the Columbia, Mississippi and Ohio Rivers by Steamboat and Train for a True Taste of Americana
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2014 USA Summer Rail Travel Outlook

Vacations By Rail, the most comprehensive provider of global rail travel and tours, today announced its first semi-annual VBR U.S. Rail Travel Outlook.
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Watch Now: Discover Summer Travel Destinations by Train

Vacations By Rail president and co-found Todd Powell talks about summer train travel with NBC Chicago's Anthony Ponce.
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Watch Now: National Parks By Rail Webinar

Uncover the rich history between the railroads and America's national parks and learn about well-planned rail journeys to must-see destinations.
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Watch Now: Sneak Peek into National Train Day

National Train Day is right around the corner. See what's in store with this recap from last year's event.
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Watch Now: History of America’s Passenger Rail Service

In honor of National Train Day, we're pleased to share video programming from award-winning producer Richard Luckin.
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Top 10 Train Vacations

Living in a fast-paced world, it may seem the fastest way to travel is the best way to travel. Even on vacation we have a tendency to want to hurry to our destination. The constant rush to be somewhere is what leads us to miss out on what is right in front of us, but what if the journey was our destination? Maybe then we could slow down and appreciate it fully. Traveling by train allows us to do what no other method of transportation allows us to do---enjoy the moment and the journey. Traveling by train means slowing down to take in the sights as legendary trains take you along iconic rail routes through unspoiled natural beauty en route to spectacular destinations. Slow things down and take a breath of fresh air. Here are the top 10 rail tours you'll want to consider:
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5 Family-Friendly Train Vacations

Train vacations are a great family-friendly getaway any time of the year. With a whole train to explore, built-in meals and accommodations, and someone else to do the “driving,” they’re budget-friendly, efficient, and most important, fun! Following are some of our favorite rail vacations offering something for the whole family...
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