When it comes to the world of infamous and grueling train trips, the Trans-Siberian railway is probably the grand-zaddy of them all. An epic 5,772 miles of iron cutting through mountains, valleys, tundra, and snow connecting the Russian capital of Moscow with the Pacific Ocean port of Vladivostok, just a stone's throw from North Korea and China. This blog post is not about that trip though. Well, not entirely at least. The modern Trans Siberian railway has evolved into a co
Is there anything in the world more synonymous with Japan than trains? Yup, actually, there's probably a good number of things that come to mind before trains to be honest. But trains are up there somewhere, aren't they? And for good reason! When it comes to trains the Japanese are known the world over for building some of the fastest trains that run on a schedule you could set your watch with. Japan has the world's 12th largest rail network, which doesn't seem that impr
As I detailed in my recent review of Amtrak's California Zephyr service, the absolute best thing about my journey was the opportunity to see some amazingly beautiful vistas and landscapes as I road the rails through the American West. I was truly stunned by many of the sights that passed by my window as I slowly made my way from the coast of California back to my home in Chicago. Whether it was the desert landscapes of western Utah or the snowy mountain tops of the Rockies
My trip through Europe on this trip was hastily put together and had no structure for a long time. I simply had a routing that dropped me into Berlin for almost two weeks. Despite being a major city, I didn’t intend to spend the entire two weeks exploring Berlin, so I started looking to branch further out. I considered a few far away locations such as Malta or Lisbon for awhile, but ultimately I decided to keep my travel more localized and booked an overnight train sleep
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Hello! I'm David - world traveler, food aficionado, gay dude, and storyteller. This is where I share amazing sights, delicious dishes, LGBT travel advice, & my favorite stories!