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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.

Top 5 Memorable Experiences on a Northern California Rail Tour

Here are the top 5 memorable experiences you can look forward to on a Northern California rail tour.

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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 vacationsbyrail.com 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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