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Posts Tagged ‘train’

Family Travel Unyear, Days 1-3 (Sept 14-16): Amtrak to Indiana

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 September 2016

During our year of family travel, it is our desire to rely on cars as little as possible. Our first choice of conveyance was an easy one: a train to Beverly Shores, where we met a friend.

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Mynatour Ecotourism Contest Winner Recalls His Trip to Laos

  • Mario Difra with Jenna Makowski
  • 1 November 2012

When Italy native Mario Difra packed his bags and hopped on a plane to southern Laos – his third-place prize in the Mynatour Ecotourism Contest – he knew he was diving into a great adventure, all made possible by Teamworkz and whl.travel. On his seven-day journey on the waters of the Mekong River and through the treetops of the Champasak jungles, however, Difra recorded a parallel journey that takes travellers into the heart of local Lao life.

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Video Spotlight: Cycling Japan’s Abandoned Rail

  • Paul Tavner
  • 22 July 2012

Cycling Japan’s Abandoned Rail is a short film in which an American couple explore the abandoned railway lines of Hokkaido, looking into what’s still out there following widespread rail closures of the 1980s. Travelling through rural Japan via bike, they uncover a lost history that tells a fascinating tale that few outside of Japan itself will ever know.

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The Benefits of Getting to Your European Ski Holiday by Train

  • Sian Easton
  • 21 February 2012

So, let’s say you’re in London, the skis are at the front door, the thick socks are packed and you’re looking forward to clipping into those ski boots. All that stands between you and the pristine, snow-covered slopes of Alpine Europe is the journey there. Flying might initially seem like the most obvious choice, but could travelling by train actually add something to your ski chalet holiday?

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The Cities of Vitória and Vila Velha Expand whl.travel’s Extensive Presence in Brazil

  • whl.travel
  • 2 December 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Nestled into the southeastern coast of Brazil, the island of Vitória promises visitors immersion in the quiet beauty of the Atlantic coastline while simultaneously experiencing the electrifying buzz of contemporary and cosmopolitan Brazil.

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In Motion: Local Transport from Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 5 October 2011

We believe that the different forms of local transport are unique qualities of a place that, when experienced, are a vital part of a local travel experience. To know a place is to get around it the way local people do: cramming yourself into a chicken bus in South America, throwing caution to the wind in a tuk-tuk in Southeast Asia or boarding a ferry in Africa. We’re sure you will find these rides to be a brilliant bonding experience with locals.

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Local Travel in Myanmar with the Wind in Your Hair

  • Stephen Lioy
  • 29 August 2011

In a world increasingly interlinked by budget flights and express trains, old-school Myanmar (aka Burma) in Southeast Asia is still a haven for (sometimes happy, sometimes jarring) slow travel. From the deck of an unhurried boat to the roof of a speeding minivan or swaying train, this reclusive little country is definitely a slow traveller’s idea of a good time.

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Local Travel in Syria by Donkey, Tirtera and Scania Bus

  • Ednan Ghamyan
  • 23 August 2011

Transport in Syria is always an adventure requiring improvisation and spontaneity. High gas prices are the main reason why local transport is what it is today in all its living and very vivid colour. If the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles were set in Syria, it would have been a completely different (but equally comic) film! On this virtual tour of Syrian modes of transport, you get a taste of the wide variety of unusual options on offer in our country.

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Photo of the Week: Tudo é Jazz Festival, Ouro Preto, Brazil

  • André Franchini (photo and text)
  • 10 July 2011

This year, Ouro Preto’s Festival Tudo é Jazz will pay homages to Tom Jobim, the great master of Brazilian music. In its 10th year, the festival usually brings jazz fans from all over Brazil, who gather around a few stages erected around the town.

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Top Five Things to Do in Darjeeling, India

  • Pravin Tamang
  • 27 June 2011

Darjeeling, India, an internationally renowned tourist destination and hilly refuge, boasts an incredible variety of outdoor attractions and must-see sights. Getting to the bottom (or top) of Darjeeling’s top five, though, takes a local with intimate knowledge of the place. Fortunately, the founding staff at Tathagata Journeys were born and bred in Darjeeling and possess decades of experience arranging meaningful tours and activities for travellers.

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