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St. Gallen, Switzerland

St. Gallen: A Swiss Vignette

Crisscrossing Switzerland by rail on a ten-day Spring excursion, my husband Tom and I discover St. Gallen, an elegant medieval town in a high northeastern alpine valley just an hour out of Zurich. The city’s stunning Abbey cathedral and library complex are known...

Trans-Siberian Railway platform

A Journey to the Heart of Siberia

From the quaint port city of Vladivostok to the teeming sprawl of Moscow, the Trans-Siberian Railway is a truly remarkable route unlike any other in the world. An Odyssian route Covering the better part of 10,000 kilometres, across two continents, the...

Glenfinnan Viaduct - train travel

Trains over Planes: Rediscover the Art of Travel

In 2012 I had the opportunity to take the Venice Simplon Orient Express Train from Venice, Italy to London, England. We spent two days and one night aboard the historical train as it trudged through Northeastern Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and...