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Pictures - some my own - of places I have visited or am thinking of visiting, and of the transport I like to use, mostly trains. http://www.mwtrips.co.uk

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American Dream
Glamour
Italy rail tour
Ruby Anniversary Tour
Danube Adventure
Alps 2019
Birmingham for me!
Scotland
Paris
Cornwall
French Riviera Adventure
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American Dream

All you need to know about a trip on the Amtrak Coast Starlight

Top International Travel Blogger Tracy's Travels in Time shares all the information you need before traveling on the Amtrak Coast Starlight along the west coast of the USA. Click to discover what to expect before you embark on this iconic train journey.

A 2 Day Train Ride on the Coast Starlight for $200 - Two Day Travels

The Coast Starlight is an inexpensive train trip between Los Angeles and Seattle, that takes just under 2 days, one way.

7 Reasons to Take the Train from New York to New Orleans

My Amtrak Crescent Review: what it's really like to ride the 30 hour train from New York to New Orleans in the Amtrak Roomette cabin.

A guide to train travel in the USA | Coast to coast by Amtrak from $232

A guide to train travel in the USA using Amtrak trains, including coast to coast from New York, Boston or Washington to Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle & San Francisco.

Amtrak Empire Builder Review + Travel Tips for Rail Trip Across the US

Everything you need to know when taking Amtrak Empire Builder train across the US: reviews, ticket cost, schedule, seats, map, layout, menu, travel tips & more.

PHOTO: Inside an Amtrak Dining Car | Amtrak Blog

Want to see what the inside of our dining cars looks like? Check out this Photo of the Week from our Silver Service between NYC and MIA.

Ohio to California in an Amtrak Sleeper Car | Thought & Sight

Curious what it's like to travel in a sleeper car? See all the photos from our cross country trip in an Amtrak Superliner bedroom.

Taking Amtrak Sleeper Across the US! California Zephyr Complete Review

Taking Amtrak Sleeper Across the US! California Zephyr Complete Review

Taking Amtrak Sleeper Across the US! California Zephyr Complete Review

Amtrak Empire Builder - 30+ Hours in a Superliner Bedroom

Amtrak Empire Builder - 30+ Hours in a Superliner Bedroom

Amtrak Empire Builder - 30+ Hours in a Superliner Bedroom

Glamour

Chiara Ferragni Gets the Dior Treatment in London

Follow along on the Italian blogger's Parisian journey in the UK…

In pictures: the Belmond experience

Scroll through this picture gallery for a glimpse of Belmond’s on-board luxury and for an insight into the wonderful destinations that you could encounter

Venice Simplon Orient Express Train: A Luxury Train Journey from London to Venice

A guide to taking a train journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express and the story of our own experiences. The original Orient Express train service ran from 1883 to 2009, and its name became associated with glamour, luxury, intrigue, and even murder! In its heyday, it was the most luxurious train in Europe and today this tradition lives on with Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). The VSOE makes regular luxury train journeys across Europe, offering gourmet meals, private…

Venice Simplon Orient Express Train: A Luxury Train Journey from London to Venice

A guide to taking a train journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express and the story of our own experiences. The original Orient Express train service ran from 1883 to 2009, and its name became associated with glamour, luxury, intrigue, and even murder! In its heyday, it was the most luxurious train in Europe and today this tradition lives on with Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). The VSOE makes regular luxury train journeys across Europe, offering gourmet meals, private…

Great Railway Journeys – The Orient Express

Great Railway Journeys Of The World: The Orient Express – Evoking A Bygone Era ‘Railway termini… are our gates to the glorious and the unknown,’ wrote novelist E M Forster in 1910. The Orient…

Pack a tux for the most luxurious train safari ever

Sure, an airplane'll get you there faster, but there are few things more luxe than a plush train ride... except maybe a plush train ride/ safari.

Venice Simplon Orient Express Train: A Luxury Train Journey from London to Venice

A guide to taking a train journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express and the story of our own experiences. The original Orient Express train service ran from 1883 to 2009, and its name became associated with glamour, luxury, intrigue, and even murder! In its heyday, it was the most luxurious train in Europe and today this tradition lives on with Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). The VSOE makes regular luxury train journeys across Europe, offering gourmet meals, private…

Going Somewhere?

In an era of airport security and canceled flights, railcars are a chance to travel in luxury at a leisurely pace. Ralph Lauren Magazine Train travel will make you understand the old saying, “Getting there is half the fun.” Ralph Lauren Magazine I have traveled by train along the California coast from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. Thomas J. Story for Sunset The scenery, of course, was fabulous, on my right, lush rolling hills, on my left, the big blue Pacific, in our lounge area, four…

VSOE Tops in Classy Travel For Those Who Like to Play the Part

If you ride just one luxury train, make it the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. But not if you hate dressing up. So says Eleanor Flagler Hardy, president of The Society of International Railway Trave…

The 20th Century Limited | New York Social Diary

We re-visit Michael Grace’s history of the 20th Century Limited train that ran between New York and Chicago, known as the “train of tycoons and stars.” And you’ll wish you could travel that way!

An enchanting glimpse into the history of the Orient Express

The story of the Orient Express train and its history is explored in a new book 'Orient Express: the story of a legend,' featuring some incredible heritage pictures of the train and its interiors

Searcy's Brasserie and Champagne Bar at St Pancras International station, London

Searcys Brasserie & Champagne Bar - Eat & Drink in St Pancras

Searcy's Brasserie and Champagne Bar at St Pancras International station, London

'People don't want to fly': Covid-19 reawakens Europe's sleeper trains

Overnight services in Europe had seemingly hit the buffers but pandemic has revived demand

Journey on Luxury Trains throughout the World

Our collection of UK and international travel experiences aboard the most glamorous and elegant trains around the world includes Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Journey on Luxury Trains throughout the World

Our collection of UK and international travel experiences aboard the most glamorous and elegant trains around the world includes Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

The sleepers that add a touch of glamour to train journeys

Andrew Martin is best known for his railway detective stories, but his latest book is a nostalgic journey into the world of night trains. Chris Bond talks to him.

GWR Night Riviera Sleeper Train - London to Penzance - Travel Off Path

GWR Night Riviera Sleeper Train - London to Penzance - Travel Off Path

Recently RENOVATED! Full review of GWR’s Night Riviera Sleeper Train from Paddington Station in London to Penzance. UK sleeper train - Full Review!

mwtrips - Mark's Rail Adventures: A Very Special Weekend!

A Very Special Weekend!

By train to a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh Sharing a bathroom with film stars! This year makes a special milestone in my marriage, and a year ago my wife and I planned a very special holiday to mark it. We booked short tour of the Scottish Highlands on the Belmond Royal Scotsman, a luxury "cruise" train, to visit the one line out of Inverness which was still on our "to do" list. The tour started in Edinburgh on the day after our anniversary, so we also booked two nights at The Balmoral…

Venice Simplon Orient Express Train: A Luxury Train Journey from London to Venice

A guide to taking a train journey on the Venice Simplon Orient Express and the story of our own experiences. The original Orient Express train service ran from 1883 to 2009, and its name became associated with glamour, luxury, intrigue, and even murder! In its heyday, it was the most luxurious train in Europe and today this tradition lives on with Belmond's Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE). The VSOE makes regular luxury train journeys across Europe, offering gourmet meals, private…

Dressing The Women Of Murder On The Orient Express

What do the characters' wardrobes reveal about their identities?

Italy rail tour

Walmer Castle, Kent, England

Day Trip to Deal - A Guide to Things to Do and See in Deal, England

This guide to a day trip to Deal, Kent has the best things to do in Deal in a day. There's lots to discover in this coastal town in England.

Ruby Anniversary Tour

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Danube Adventure

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Alps 2019

Before I could do much in the way of planning my Alpine layout I really needed to visit Switzerland specifically to look at its railways. While I had visited a few times, always by rail, I had not …

The Pre-planning Fact-finding Tour

Before I could do much in the way of planning my Alpine layout I really needed to visit Switzerland specifically to look at its railways. While I had visited a few times, always by rail, I had not …

Birmingham for me!

10 stunning historic Birmingham pubs you didn't know about

These are the hidden gems among Birmingham's best historic boozers

Great Western Arcade: A Hidden Gem in Birmingham

Find out about the Great Western Arcade - a Victorian shopping arcade which is one of Birmingham's Hidden Gems (sponsored post)

Birmingham buses

Birmingham buses

High Street: a pair of GONs. The National Exhibition Centre had just opened and route 58 (Coventry Road) had been extended to serve it. The green sticker in the windscreen of the no. 50 indicates that it has two-way radio.

Scotland

mwtrips - Mark's Rail Adventures: A Very Special Weekend!

A Very Special Weekend!

By train to a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh Sharing a bathroom with film stars! This year makes a special milestone in my marriage, and a year ago my wife and I planned a very special holiday to mark it. We booked short tour of the Scottish Highlands on the Belmond Royal Scotsman, a luxury "cruise" train, to visit the one line out of Inverness which was still on our "to do" list. The tour started in Edinburgh on the day after our anniversary, so we also booked two nights at The Balmoral…

West Highland Statesman 35

West Highland Statesman 35

Corrour

West Highland Statesman 43

West Highland Statesman 43

West Highland Statesman 43

Paris

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Cornwall

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French Riviera Adventure

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A hands-free addition to the Loxley clan, the Loxley Backpack is designed for the fashion-conscious female living life in the fast lane. Available in three sleek colourways, the backpack features the iconic gold-plated shield lock, zipped exterior panel and adjustable shoulder straps. The Loxley Backpack can be styled with ease & practicality; for day-to-day errands dress down with an oversized tee or chunky knit sweat.

The Loxley Collection- Backpack

A hands-free addition to the Loxley clan, the Loxley Backpack is designed for the fashion-conscious female living life in the fast lane. Available in three sleek colourways, the backpack features the iconic gold-plated shield lock, zipped exterior panel and adjustable shoulder straps. The Loxley Backpack can be styled with ease & practicality; for day-to-day errands dress down with an oversized tee or chunky knit sweat.

UPDATED: A DREAM REALISED: Public train service from Swanage to Wareham starts on June 13

A PUBLIC train service linking Dorset's heritage railway to Wareham on the main line begins next month – for the first time in 45 years.

mwtrips - Mark's Rail Adventures: Yarmouth (no, the other one ...) and Chichester

Yarmouth (no, the other one ...) and Chichester

Ready to go! Summer holiday by rail on the south coast of England I recently had an interesting conversation with an Australian lady at Yarmouth bus station on the Isle of Wight, off the coast of Hampshire, England. When we arrived to wait the few minutes for our bus she was engaged in a telephone call and when she had finished she told us that she had booked a hire car but it was on the other side of England in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk! The car-hire company had misunderstood her desire for a…

mwtrips - Mark's Rail Adventures: Yarmouth (no, the other one ...) and Chichester

Yarmouth (no, the other one ...) and Chichester

Ready to go! Summer holiday by rail on the south coast of England I recently had an interesting conversation with an Australian lady at Yarmouth bus station on the Isle of Wight, off the coast of Hampshire, England. When we arrived to wait the few minutes for our bus she was engaged in a telephone call and when she had finished she told us that she had booked a hire car but it was on the other side of England in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk! The car-hire company had misunderstood her desire for a…

Prague Astronomical Clock

Astronomical clock mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square of Prague.

51 Places to Visit in the UK - You Have to See These

51 Places to Visit in the UK - You Have to See These

These are my top picks for places to visit in the UK. From cities to towns, islands to villages, they offer a broad range of experiences.

Around the world by rail

Grit, Grind and Glamour: Around the World in 80 Trains | SUITCASE Magazine

Monisha Rajesh is the author of Around the World in 80 Trains, published by Bloomsbury. Our Print Editor-in-Chief will be interviewing Monisha about her adventures on the main stage of this year's Hay Festival (23 May - 2 June) in Wales, the literary festival that brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. View the 2019 programme and buy tickets.

Art deco architecture by the sea

Art Deco by the Sea: Coastal Culture and the Architecture of Escapism | SUITCASE Magazine

In many places across the world, the sweeping curves and nautical designs of art deco have shaped the way we experience the seaside. We trace the evolution of its architectural style from the 30s to present day, taking you from Margate to Miami Beach via Mumbai.

mwtrips - Mark's Rail Adventures: Quantum of Solace on LNER

Quantum of Solace on LNER

In, out, in, out ... As I write the UK seems to be heading towards another lockdown and I wonder if Her Majesty's Government really quite understands what "exponential" means, the President of the United States is in hospital with the foreign virus he said would not affect his great country, and foreign travel restrictions look remarkably like some version of the hokey-cokey. We had offered to look after grandchildren in London so that our son and his wife could have some time away to…

Chiara Ferragni Gets the Dior Treatment in London

Follow along on the Italian blogger's Parisian journey in the UK…

Deal Castle

Day Trip to Deal - A Guide to Things to Do and See in Deal, England

This guide to a day trip to Deal, Kent has the best things to do in Deal in a day. There's lots to discover in this coastal town in England.

Deal Timeball Tower, Kent, England

Day Trip to Deal - A Guide to Things to Do and See in Deal, England

This guide to a day trip to Deal, Kent has the best things to do in Deal in a day. There's lots to discover in this coastal town in England.

Walmer Castle, Kent, England

Day Trip to Deal - A Guide to Things to Do and See in Deal, England

This guide to a day trip to Deal, Kent has the best things to do in Deal in a day. There's lots to discover in this coastal town in England.

10 stunning historic Birmingham pubs you didn't know about

These are the hidden gems among Birmingham's best historic boozers

All you need to know about a trip on the Amtrak Coast Starlight

Top International Travel Blogger Tracy's Travels in Time shares all the information you need before traveling on the Amtrak Coast Starlight along the west coast of the USA. Click to discover what to expect before you embark on this iconic train journey.

A 2 Day Train Ride on the Coast Starlight for $200 - Two Day Travels

The Coast Starlight is an inexpensive train trip between Los Angeles and Seattle, that takes just under 2 days, one way.