In 1925, motorcars were introduced to this railway, which had been transporting timber through the forest since the late 1800s. The train’s new engines earned it the nickname Skunk Train. The foul odor produced by the combination of gasoline and crude oil used to run the train created a smell that reminded locals of skunks because “you could smell the train before you could see it.” While the train no longer uses such stink-generating fuel methods, the nickname stuck.
As the trains meander slowly through peaceful, old-growth redwood forests, passengers are treated with unobstructed views of the impressive landscape that has barely changed since the train’s inception, creating a historic experience for passengers.
Trains depart from the towns of Fort Bragg and Willits and travel along routes that cut through the forest, through mountain tunnels, along rivers and over historic trestle bridges. The company operates five historic trains along two separate routes throughout the year, including special Easter and Christmas rides.
In addition to the rail line’s train experiences, seasonal rail bike excursions are available for those who want to power their own vehicle along the train tracks. This experience allows you to take in the beautiful scenery and forest fresh air while stretching your legs in a two-person rail bike that runs along train tracks. Rail bike run $89.95 per bike. The route runs from Fort Bragg with a 30-minute stopover in Glen Blair Junction before returning to the starting point.
The first-ever iceless curling experience at the Curling Café and the beloved cozy igloo experience will arrive at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park this holiday season. New York City is already a hot spot for visitors each holiday and the Curling Café and Cozy Igloos are just another addition to the festivities guests can experience when in the city.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Celebrate the holidays at The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston. Throughout the month of December, the Houston hotel offers guests a selection of unique festive experiences.
With the cold weather coming and the long winter months ahead, it's time to start investing in some cozy loungewear — whether you buy it for yourself, add it to your holiday wish list or buy it for your loved one. Nowadays, loungewear is so popular and in demand with everyone working from home; there are so many different brands and types to choose from, but a new one just hit the shelf. Chrissy Teigen is known for many things, specifically her cookbook Cravings.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Riggs Washington D.C., set in a historic Washington, D.C. building once home to Riggs National Bank, partners with RdV Vineyards to offer world-class wine tasting experiences exclusive to Riggs guests. RdV Vineyards is situated on a steep, granite hillside 60 miles outside of the nation’s capital.