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Otaru, Japan. Photo by Andrew Day

A Weekend in Hokkaido: Travel in Japan

With a new bullet train linking Tokyo with Japan’s northernmost island, skiing, natural hot springs and freshly caught seafood are a little closer.
Traveling Europe by train.

Traveling by Train in Europe

Who needs to rent a car? Traveling by train in Europe is efficient and cost-effective. From Eurail passes to point-to-point tickets, here's what you need to know about train travel in Europe.
What to Do in Vienna. St. Stephen's Cathedral stands above the city. ©WienTourismus / W. Hofmann

Return to Vienna: Who Says You Can’t Go Home Again?

After years away, our writer returns to find that Vienna has changed, but the city of old is not hard to find.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad follows a 64-mile route from Chama, NM to Antonito, Colorado. Photo by Benjamin Rader

Chugging into the Past: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad runs from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. Riding this historic steam train in the San Juan Mountains is like riding into the past.
Travel in Mauritania

On the Move in Mauritania: The Iron Ore Express

Amid thick desert dust, this Mauritanian train transports iron ore and provides small-town passengers with access to the outside world.
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Grand Central Terminal: Secrets of the Main Concourse Ceiling

Grand Central Terminal in New York City turns 103 years old this year. This new video series tells some of the unique stories behind the famous station, including the mysteries of the Main Concourse ceiling.
The Norsk Folkemuseum.

Norway in a Nutshell

With its majestic fjords, quiet rural villages and sophisticated capital, Norway has become an unexpected favorite destination for many – including me.
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Grand Central Video Series: The Whispering Gallery

Historian Dan Brucker explores the most famous place to whisper your secrets in New York City: Grand Central Terminal's Whispering Gallery.
Why I love travel in Paris

The Parisian Angel

It was time to reconsider Paris. Sometimes places, like people, deserve second chances.
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Grand Central Video Series: The Campbell Apartment

In this video, discover Grand Central Terminal’s very own speakeasy as Grand Central Terminal's historian, Dan Brucker, takes you inside the special history of this magnificent cocktail lounge.
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Grand Central Video Series: Stories Behind the Oyster Bar

Grand Central Terminal in New York City turns 103 years old this year. In this video, Grand Central Historian Dan Brucker explores the famous Oyster Bar.
The GoldLeaf cars are a luxurious way to see Canada.

Rail Trip through Canada

Ride the rails through Canada in luxury on the Rocky Mountaineer.
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Grand Central Video Series: The Tiffany Clock

The world's largest example of Tiffany glass can be found at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. In this video, historian Dan Brucker...

Taieri Gorge Railway: Scotland to New Zealand in 4 Hours

This New Zealand town feels like Scotland, but it’s half a world away.

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