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Make your way pronto to Porto – Portugal's seductive second city

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Check out featured Train Travel Destinations to visit and explore by rail. Photo: Cais da Ribeira, beneath the Luis I Bridge, Porto, Portugal. © Paul Smeets | Flickr

Portugal's second city... Summer of Love redux... 36 Hours in Marrakesh... more

Make your way pronto to Porto – Portugal's seductive second city [independent.ie]

GO► Book European cities to Porto (Rail Europe).
Plan metro, tram, bus, and funicular travel in Porto (Visit Porto).

San Francisco helps you relive the Summer of Love 50 years later [dallasnews.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Emeryville; free shuttle to San Francisco (Amtrak).
Plan streetcar, cablecar, and bus travel in San Francisco (MUNI).
Plan subway travel in the Bay Area (BART).

36 Hours in Marrakesh [nytimes.com]

GO► Book European cities to Barcelona (Rail Europe)
Book Barcelona to Algeciras (RENFE)
Book bus/ferry from Algeciras to Tangier (FRS)
Book Tangier to Marrakesh (ONCF Moroccan National Railways Office; in French)

An hour from packed Kyoto, Nara is an enlightening overnight, including cordial deer [washingtonpost.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Nara (HyperDia)
Plan bus travel in Nara (Nara Kotsu Bus Service)

10 Things To Do In Tel Aviv [harpersbazaar.co.uk]

GO► Book Ben Gurion Airport and Israeli cities to Tel Aviv
Plan bus travel in Tel Aviv (Dan).

36 Hours in Brooklyn [nytimes.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to NYC Penn Station (Amtrak).
Plan subway travel from Penn Station to and in Brooklyn (MTA)


 
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Photo: Shikumen alleyway, Shanghai, China. © Yinan Zhang | Dreamstime.com

Shanghai's fading alleyways... A new side to Chi-town... Bruges and brews... more

Shanghai Dwellings Vanish, and With Them, a Way of Life [nytimes.com]

GO► Book Chinese cities to Shanghai (Ctrip)
Plan metro travel in Shanghai (Shanghai Metro).

A new side to Chi-town [theglobeandmail.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago (Amtrak).
Plan 'L' and bus travel in Chicago (CTA).

How to spend a beer-themed two days in fairytale Bruges [independent.co.uk]

GO► Book European cities to Bruges (Rail Europe).

A weekend in Belfast, Northern Ireland [ajc.coms]

GO► Book (train plus ferry) England, Scotland and Wales to Belfast (SailRail - Irish Ferries).
Book Northern Ireland cities to Belfast (Translink NI Railways)
Book Irish Republic to Belfast (Iarnód Éireann - IrishRail).
Plan train and bus travel in Belfast (Translink Metro)

How to spend 48 hours in Bhopal [cntraveller.in]

GO► Book Indian cities to Bhopal (makemytrip.com).


 
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Photo: Sunrise at the MAAT, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal. © Joaquim Capitão | Flickr

Europe's coolest capital... Tokyo's coolest neighborhood... New Zealand's coolest city... more

How to spend a perfect weekend in Lisbon, Europe's coolest capital [chicagotribune.com]

GO► Book European cities to Lisbon (Rail Europe).
Plan tram, metro, train, and other Lisbon transportation (Go Lisbon).

Tokyo's coolest neighbourhood: Kōenji [theguardian.com]

GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Tokyo (HyperDia).
Plan Tokyo Metro travel via Marunouchi Line to Shin-Kōenji Station (Tokyo Metro).

Wellington, New Zealand: The capital of Kiwi cool [thestar.com]

GO► Book Northern Explorer from Auckland and other North Island stations to Wellington (KiwiRail).
Plan train, cable car, bus and ferry travel in Wellington (Metlink).

Palm Springs – More than Shopping and Golf [travelwriterstales.com]

GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Palm Springs North; free shuttle to Downtown Palm Springs (Amtrak).

Snooping Around Agatha Christie's Riviera [travelwriterstales.com]

GO► Book British cities to Torquay (Rail Europe).
Book Torquay to Paignton and Greenway (Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway).

Edinburgh: The thrill of the chill [theglobeandmail.com]

GO► Book British cities to Edinburgh (Rail Europe).
Plan tram and bus travel in Edinburgh (Transport for Edinburgh).


 
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Photo: Kimonoed women in Kinosaki, Japan. © Visit Kinosaki

Kinosaki immersion... Hong Kong's 'dark' side... Tracking Chicago's suburbs... more

Full immersion in Japan's onsen town of Kinosaki [afr.com]
GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Kinosakionsen (HyperDia).

Chicago Suburbs That You Should Actually Visit [thrillist.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago Union Station (Amtrak). Plan 'L' and bus travel in Chicago (CTA).

The essential guide to Kowloon, Hong Kong's 'dark' side [cnn.com]
GO► Book selected Chinese cities to Hong Kong (MTR) Plan regional train, light rail and bus travel in Hong Kong (MTR).

Living the high life in Amsterdam [theglobeandmail.com]
GO► Book European cities to Amsterdam (Rail Europe). Plan tram, metro, bus, rail and ferry travel in Amsterdam (iamsterdam.com)

Downtown L.A.: trashy to trendy [sandiegoreader.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Los Angeles (Amtrak). Plan local and regional rail and bus travel (Metro).


 
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Photo: Skyline, Downtown Houston, Texas. © Yi Liu @ Houston | Flickr

Touch down in Houston... Vivo Vicenza... That's Aomori!... more

Here are Houston's top spots to eat, drink and play during Super Bowl LI weekend [dallasnews.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Houston, Texas (Amtrak). Plan rail and bus travel in Houston (METRO).

My Kind of Place: Vicenza, Italy [thenational.ae] GO► Book European cities to Vicenza (Rail Europe).

You'll find good vibes and delicious food in Charlotte [pilotonline.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Charlotte, North Carolina (Amtrak). Plan rail and bus travel in Charlotte (CATS).

36 Hours in Ottawa [nytimes.com] GO►Book Canadian and selected US cities to Ottawa (VIA Rail). Plan O-Train and bus in Ottawa, Ontarioo (OC Transpo).

My Trip to Aomori, Japan for three nights and four days [koreatimes.co.kr] GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Aomori (HyperDia)

Escaping Yangon to visit mesmerizing Kyaiktiyo [mizzima.com] GO► Enquire about and book travel from Yangon and Myanma cities to Kyaiktiyo (Go-Myanmar.com).


 
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Photo: Polar bears, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. © Everything Churchill | Travel Manitoba

Manitoba's polar frontier... Northernmost Japan... Paris's lucky 13th... more

Churchill, Manitoba: a frontier town not short on attractions [thestar.com] GO►Book Canadian and selected US cities to Churchill, Manitoba (VIA Rail)

Touring Wakkanai And The Northernmost Point Of Japan [forbes.com] GO► Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Wakkanai (HyperDia)

Lucky 13: The unsung arrondissement you need to visit in Paris [washingtonpost.com] GO► Book European cities to Paris, France (Rail Europe) Plan Méetro, tramway, bus, and RER regional rail in Paris (RATP).

Taste a Gourmet Revolution in Indianapolis [nymag.com] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Indianapolis, Indiana (Amtrak).

Cesky Krumlov: Bohemian charm [nst.com.my] GO►Plan European cities to Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (DB)

My Kind of Place: Varanasi, India [thenational.ae] GO► Book Indian cities to Varanasi (makemytrip.com)


 
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Check out featured Train Travel Destinations to visit and explore by rail. Photo: Gondolas in winter, Venice, Italy. © Michael Dawes | Flickr

Venice in winter... Chicago skiers escape... Hot and cold in Helsinki... more

Venice in winter is a hazy, horde-free, living watercolour [scmp.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Venice (Rail Europe)
Plan tram, bus, and waterbus in Venice (ACTV)

Wisconsin's Wilmot Mountain ups its game after $13 million renovation [chicagotribune.com]
GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Chicago Union Station(Amtrak). North Central Service (NCS) regional rail Chicago Union Station to Antioch, Illinois (Metra) Cab from Antioch, Illinois to Wilmot Mountain resort (303 TAXI)

Hot and cold adventures in Helsinki [straitstimes.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Helsinki (Rail Europe)
Plan metro, tram, and ferry in Helsinki (HKL Helsinki City Transport)

Spotlight on Gapyeong, South Korea – A Town for Every Season [theaureview.com]
GO► Book South Korean cities to Seoul Yongsan Station Book Yongsan Station to Gapyeong via ITX Chuncheon (Korail) Plan alternative travel via Metro from central Seoul (requires up to 4 transfers) to Gapyeong via Gyeongchun Line from Sangbong (SMRT)

An expat's guide to Istanbul's transforming Yeldegirmeni quarter [dailysabah.com]
GO►
Plan European cities to Istanbul (DB Deutsch Bahn)
Plan metro, tram, bus, and boat travel in Istanbul (howtoistanbul.com - official website)


 
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Photo: Radio City with Red Ornaments fountain display in foreground, New York, New York. © Photeelover | Flickr

New York glitters... Cologne's fifth season... Williamsburg celebrates... more

New York City glitters at Christmastime [providencejournal.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to New York City (Amtrak).
Local subway and bus and regional rail (MTA).

Cologne's Fifth Season [tntmagazine.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Koeln Hauptbahnhof, Cologne, Germany (Rail Europe).
Plan U-Bahn Underground, tram, and bus travel (KVB).

Colonial Williamsburg celebrates Christmas past with simplicity, from wreaths to Rockefellers [cleveland.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Williamsburg (Amtrak).

Ostia Antica: The "Pompeii of Rome" [italoamericano.org]
GO►
Book European cities to Stazione Termini 1, Rome, Italy (Rail Europe).
Plan metro, tram, and bus travel (ATAC).

Russia long represented in Tokyo by cathedral, eateries [japantimes.co.jp]
GO►
Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Tokyo, Japan (HyperDia)
Plan rail and bus travel (GO Tokyo – Tokyo CVB).

36 Hours in Geneva [nytimes.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Gare de Cornavin (Geneve CFF), Geneva, Switzerland (Rail Europe).
Plan tram, trolleybus, and bus travel (TPG).

Finding art and history among the malls of Montreal's underground city [metronews.ca]
GO►
Book Canadian and selected U.S.x cities to Montréal, Québec (VIA Rail).
Book U.S. cities to Montréal, Canada (Amtrak). Plan regional Métro and bus travel (STM).

The rebirth of Downtown: Los Angeles' cool old neighbourhood [afr.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Los Angeles (Amtrak).
Plan local and regional rail and bus travel (Metro).


 
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Photo: Christmas market, French church and konzerthaus in Berlin, Germany. © Sborisov | Dreamstime.com

Christmas in Berlin... Japan's Aichi for geeks... Penang for everyone... more

Christmas cheer in Berlin [dw.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany (Rail Europe).
Plan U-Bahn Underground, S-Bahn rail, tram and bus travel (Berlin.de).

Industrial tourism: In Japan's Aichi prefecture, geek paradise awaits [cnn.com]
GO►
Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Nagoya (HyperDia)
Plan subway and bus travel (Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya).

Something for everyone in Penang [theborneopost.com]
GO►
Book Southeast Asia cities to Penang; and Penang via Butterworth (12G0).

5 Reasons to Take that Trip to Tucson [houstoniamag.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Tucson (Amtrak).
Plan local bus travel (Sun Tran).

Klosters, Switzerland, offers great Alpine skiing and royal connection, too [seattletimes.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Klosters, Switzerland (SBB).

York - a beautiful city to explore for a weekend away [loughboroughecho.net]
GO►
Book European cities to London (St. Pancras), UK (Rail Europe).
Book London (Kings Cross) and British cities to York, UK (Rail Europe). Plan local bus travel (YRT/Viva).


 
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Photo: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand. © Riverrail | Dreamstime.com

Through Thailand's north... Luther's medieval Germany... Denver with kids... more

Explore Thailand through its history and cultural legacy [freepressjournal.in]
GO►
Book Southeast Asia cities to Thailand; and travel between Thai cities (12G0).

A tour of Martin Luther's medieval Germany [scmp.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Leipzig or Berlin (Rail Europe).
Book Leipzig or Berlin to Wittenberge (Rail Europe).

3 days in Denver with kids [chicagoparent.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Denver (Amtrak).
Regional rail and buses (RTD).

36 Hours in Manhattan, Below 59th Street [nytimes.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to New York City (Amtrak).
Local subway and bus and regional rail (MTA).

A weekend in Liverpool, England [myajc.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Liverpool (Rail Europe)
Regional rail and bus (Merseytravel).

US History Comes Alive at National Parks in Boston [voanews.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Boston (Amtrak).
Local subway and bus and regional rail (MBTA).


 
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Photo: Herbsgarten in Autumn, Oxford, United Kingdom. © Matthias Schaad | Flickr

Weekend in Oxford... 48 hours in Canberra... New York's Little Syria... more

Weekend break in Oxford [metro.co.uk]
GO►
Book European cities to Oxford, United Kingdom (Rail Europe).

GO►
Alternatively, book London Paddington Station to Oxford (GWR).

48 hours in Canberra: Hotels, restaurants and places to visit [independent.co.uk]
GO►
Book Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane to Canberra (NSW Translink).
From Adelaide and Darwin (via Adelaide) book to Melbourne (GSR Great Southern Rail) and switch to Canberra (NSW Translink, above). Regional bus (Transport Canberra).

What's left of New York's Little Syria a short but rich tour [washingtonpost.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Pensylvania Station, New York City (Amtrak).
Plan subway travel to Rector Street, Manhattan and Borough Hall, Brooklyn (MTA).

Remembering and forgetting in East Berlin [nzherald.co.nz]
GO►
Book European cities to Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Berlin, Germany (Rail Europe).
Plan S-Bahn tram travel to Frankfurter Allee (VBB).

Tap into Montreal's cutting-edge food and culture scene [dallasnews.com]
GO ►
Book Canadian and selected US cities to Montréal, Québec (VIA Rail).

GO►
Book U.S. cities to Montréal, Canada (Amtrak).
Plan regional Métro and bus travel (STM).

Santa Fe inspires with art, history, natural beauty [providencejournal.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Albuquerque, New Mexico (Amtrak).
Plan Rail Runner commuter rail travel to Santa Fe (Rio Metro).


 
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Photo: Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) in autumn, Osaka, Japan. © Government of Japan

Awesome Osaka... Italy's forgotten region... Arizona's desert sanctuary... more

Awesome Osaka: Astonishing, vibrant, exciting city [express.co.uk]
GO►
Check times and fares from Japanese cities to Osaka (HyperDia)
Regional subways and buses (Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau)

Take a culinary tour of Abruzzo, Italy's most underrated region [freep.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Pescara (Rail Europe)

GO►
Book Italian cities to Pescara, L'Aquila, Chieti, and Teramo (ItaliaRail | Trenitalia)

Marana: Savoring a 'sanctuary' in the Arizona desert [japantimes.co.jp]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Tucson, Arizona (Amtrak)
Local bus from Amtrak Station to Marana

7 reasons to love Durham, N.C. [thestar.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Durham, North Carolina (Amtrak)
Local buses (GoDurham)

Japan: Salt-stained and steamy: life in Izu's lush torrid zone [japantimes.co.jp]
GO►
Check times and fares to Atagawa (HyperDia)

Zagreb: why the Croatian capital should be on your European bucket list [standard.co.uk]
GO►
Book European cities to Zagreb (Rail Europe)
Regional trams and buses (ZET | Zagreb Tourist Board)

Discovering Hong Kong's hidden treasures, from lost cities to world class food [wanderlust.co.uk]
GO►
Book selected Chinese cities to Hong Kong (MTR)
Regional trains, light rail and buses (MTR) Local trams (Hong Kong Tramways)


 
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Photo: Tonto Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona. © Thomas Richman | Flickr

Grand Canyon's Tonto Trail... Anaheim beyond Disney... Naples underground... more

A compact adventure into the Grand Canyon [bostonglobe.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Williams Junction, Arizona (Amtrak).

GO►
Book Williams Junction to South Rim (Grand Canyon Railway).

Anaheim: Beyond the Magic Kingdom [nzherald.co.nz]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Anaheim, California (Amtrak).
Regional rail (Metrolink) and local bus (Orange County Transportation Authority OCTA)

Bourbon Gallery, Naples: An ancient world concealed undeground [bbc.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Naples, Italy (Rail Europe)
Local tram or bus to Bourbon Gallery.

Belfast: The UK city that's actually affordable [bbc.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Belfast, Northern Ireland (Rail Europe)

Jaipur Walks tour: Caravan of brilliant colour [raveller.com.au]
GO►
Book Indian cities to Jaipur (makemytrip.com)

An Outdoor Enthusiasts' Guide to Hong Kong [vogue.com]
GO►
Book selected Chinese cities to Hong Kong (MTR)

The Appalachian Trail — An Endless Adventure [travelwriterstales.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Amtrak).
Plan commuter rail from Washington DC Union Station and Northern Maryland to Harpers Ferry, Virginia (MARC Brunswick Line) Plan commuter rail from New York Grand Central Terminal to Pawling, New York (MTA Metro-North)

Art Deco Los Angeles [nytimes.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Los Angeles (Amtrak).
Local and regional rail and bus (Metro)


 
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Photo: Alcázar de Segovia, Spain. © Manuel Zaldívar

A day in Segovia... 36 hours in Mumbai... Australia's coolest city?... more

Spain: feast on history in Segovia [standard.net.au]
GO►
Book European cities to Madrid, Spain (Rail Europe)
Book Madrid to Segovia AVE station (Rail Europe)

36 Hours in Mumbai, India [nytimes.com]
GO►
Book Indian cities to Mumbai (makemytrip.com)
Local trains, Mumbai Metro, and bus (Transport for Mumbai)

Has Perth become Australia's coolest city? [watoday.com.au]
GO►
Book Australian cities to Perth via Sydney and Adelaide (GSR Great Southern Rail)
Brisbane to Sydney (Queensland Rail; connect with GSR to Perth from Sydney). Regional rail and bus (Transperth).

Want to Ditch the Car? Visit Cleveland! [10best.com]
GO►
Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Cleveland (Amtrak)
Regional rail and buses (Greater Cleveland RTA)

Chateau de Fontainebleau: France's forgotten jewel [nytimes.com]
GO►
Book European cities to Paris Gare de Lyon (Rail Europe)
Plan Paris Gare de Lyon to Fontainebleau-Avon by SNCF (RATP); board AB bus from station to Chateau de Fontainebleau.

48 hours in Bratislava [independent.co.uk]
GO►
Book European cities to Bratislava, Slovak Republic (Rail Europe)
Local buses, trams, and trolleybuses (MHD Dopravý podnik Bratislava)

Los Angeles: Welcome to the museum of broken hearts [iol.co.za] GO► Book U.S. and selected Canadian cities to Los Angeles Union Station (Amtrak) Union Station to Hollywood-Highlands by Red Line subway (Metro); walk (8 min) west on Hollywood Blvd. to Museum of Broken Relations


 

 

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