Travel

August 15, 2017

12 of the World’s Most Scenic Train Trips

To many people, travel is all about reaching a destination. With this mindset, they may be tempted to hop on a plane or pack up the car, oblivious to the spectacular sights they'll miss as they zoom toward their target. Hoping to open jet-setters' eyes to alternative ways of traveling, National Geographic has compiled a collection of “The Sixteen Best Train Trips in the World” for their August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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August 14, 2017

See the Most Beautiful Scenic Views on a Train Ride Across Canada for Only $397

If you've been searching for the perfect getaway to wrap up your summer, look no further than The Canadian, an affordable adventure offered by Via Rail Canada. Sprawled over nearly 3,000 miles between Toronto and Vancouver, the cross-country journey showcases Canada's most captivating sites. With the goal of “bring[ing] the country’s ever-changing landscape to you,” The Canadian provides travelers with an awe-inspiring, up-close look at Canada's diverse scenery.

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August 7, 2017

Interactive Map Shows Where on Earth You’d Be If You Dug Straight Through the Ground

A common childhood exercise involves imagining what country you’d encounter if you dug a straight line to the exact opposite side of the world. Would you go to China? Australia? Or maybe you’d venture to some tiny island you had never heard of. Well, wonder no longer. There’s now an Antipodes Map that will show you where you’d end up if you started digging (and didn’t succumb to the Earth’s fiery core).

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July 18, 2017

Traveling Couple Exposes Similarities Around the World with Photo Mashups

Eager to leave their comfort zones and “embark on a little creative exploration,” South African couple Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger have dedicated their time to traveling the world. In 2015, the pair quit their 9-to-5 jobs and set off on a 2-year adventure. This trip around the globe brought them to 40 countries and culminated in a comprehensive collection of photographs, which the duo has creatively compiled into a unique series of artistic composites.

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