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Top 5: Luxury Train Rides Around the World

by Eugenia Lazaris

Feb 28, 2020

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See Scotland from the windows of The Jacobite steam train, which runs 83 miles from Fort William to Mallaig through the Highland’s beautiful countryside and coasts. Harry Potter fans will recognize the Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous by the films.

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The Golden Eagle Trans-Mongolian Express

The Golden Eagle Trans-Mongolian Express is a 13-day experience that takes travelers on the voyage of a lifetime from Moscow to Ulaan Baatar in Mongolia. The trip makes several stops along the way and passes through some of the world’s most remote wilderness. The journey culminates at Ulaan Baatar’s Naddam Festival, which celebrates the nomadic culture of Mongolia’s indigenous peoples.

 

The Maharaja ExpressThe Maharaja’s Express takes passengers on seven-day adventures through India with stops at some of the most notable tourist attractions along the way. During the voyage, passengers are treated like royalty and get an up-close look at the opulent lifestyle of a maharaja. No detail is forgotten and every indulgence is catered to.

 

Rovos Rail
South Africa’s Rovos Rail offers numerous train voyages that explore the continent. Travelers can even charter private trains to celebrate special events and customize vacations. Lavish train cars and suites attended to by dedicated staff that make every guest feel like they are the only passengers that matter. Routes travel through beautiful wilderness and make stops at wildlife reserves for big game sightings.

 

Venice Simplon Orient Express
The Venice Simplon Orient Express invokes the luxury of a bygone era. This vintage train offers London to Venice, Paris or Verona routes. Passengers are treated to world-class dining, first-class service and stunning views of some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery.

 

Highland Express
No list of train rides would be complete without at least a mention of the Highland Express, which takes passengers on a breathtaking journey through the highlands of Scotland. The passage will look familiar to fans of the Harry Potter movies as this train route was used for the Hogwarts Express scenes. While not one of the most luxurious train experiences available, this route is worth it for the sheer beauty of the passage.

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Follow the Bucks County Ale Trail

Bucks County has plenty of history and activities to explore, but if you are in town and looking for something fun to do, check out the Bucks County Ale Trail. Once a year, Bucks County breweries participate in the Bucks County Ale Trail. Guests can download a virtual passport from visitbuckscounty.com. This passport allows visitors to check-in at breweries to earn points toward a free t-shirt. You may even find your new favorite beer or brewery.

A Taste of Greece

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.

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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Creates Sustainable Cocktails with ecoSPIRITS

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh is the first hotel in Cambodia to partner with ecoSPIRITS, a company pioneering the world’s first low-carbon method of packaging and distributing high-end spirits.

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Costly Airport Mistakes to Avoid

Travel restrictions are finally loosening and world explorers are ready to fly internationally once more. ParkSleepFly crafted a list of mistakes travelers commonly make that end up costing money. Remember these helpful tips before you board your next flight.

Seek Wellbeing in Greece

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.

Food & Drink
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Visiting Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm

Sweet Amalia Oyster Farm is a unique dining destination in Newfield, New Jersey. The aquaculture hand harvests its own oysters on site. In addition to delivering oysters to local restaurants, Sweet Amalia also operates a market and restaurant.