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Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More - Destination Spotlight - USA

Vacations By Rail's Expert Advice, News, Tour Resources & More 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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Alaska

Alaska is a land where amazing scenery comes to life and fantastic adventures await around every bend.

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Top 10 Fall Train Rides in the United States

Celebrate autumn with a rail escape through North America's strikingly beautiful fall foliage.

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Unique Winter Rail Vacations

Winter is a season full of opportunity brimming with exciting seasonal activities and fantastic natural phenomena.

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Spotlight On: Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon astounds the mind, lifts the spirit, and is recognized not only as a national park but also as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is no wonder if is one of the World's greatest attractions and a popular vacation destination.

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The Best USA Winter Getaways

Winter vacation destinations beckon throughout the United States for nature-lovers and city-fans alike. Whether you’re looking to escape the chilly snow or relish its lovely scenery, consider brightening your colder months with a U.S. rail vacation.

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Colorado’s Top Five Train Adventures

Explore the historic West's historic railways and Rocky Mountains with five of its best known train adventures.

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25 Must Take Train Trips

Some of the best destinations all across the world also offer some of the most scenic train routes. The trips can be just a few hours long or can even last for days, but the experience lasts a lifetime.

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Top Rail Journeys

The Rail Insider discusses 5 Top Rail Journeys, the Coast Starlight, the California Zephyr and the Adirondack in the United States, the Canadian in Canada and the Bernina Express in Switzerland.

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National Train Day

The Rail Insider interviews award winning producer/director Richard Luckin, creator of railroad documentaries broadcast on PBS and available on DVD. Vacations By Rail broadcast four of Luckin’s documentaries, including Super Chief: Speed – Style - Service, on in celebration of National Train Day. Episode XI – National Train Day is a companion podcast to the National Train Day celebration and broadcast.

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Nevada and Utah Autumn Rail Tour

Rail Insider Episode X welcomes back Carl Fowler to discuss the Nevada and Utah Autumn Rail Tour. This unique tour not only appeals to rail enthusiast, with exciting steam trains, narrow gauge railroads and fabulous photo opportunities, but Carl discusses the allure of the landscape and history of this vast and mountainous region of the United States. From ghost towns and lonely roads to steam engines and mountain passes, the Nevada and Utah Autumn Rail Tour is rich in history, scenery and fall colors.

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