Book Your Train Ticket: 12 Luxurious Train Rides You Can Enjoy

9. The Rocky Mountaineer

Cutting through the untouched wild of the Canadian Shield, The Rocky Mountaineer extends from Calgary, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia and down into Seattle, Washington offering breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains that you can’t see any other way.

While the interior isn’t as swanky as the Orient Express, its multi-level glass domed cars offer panoramic views of mountains, rivers, glaciers, and coastlines that make the journey truly unique. Tickets to board the Rocky Mountaineer range from $2,000 – $5,800 USD depending on the length, destination, and level of service. However, the best views are reserved for GoldLeaf level customers.

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8. Rovos Rail

We can’t imagine a better way to see Africa than by train. Not only do you get a chance to take in the incredible sub-Saharan landscapes from the comfort of an air-conditioned railway car, but also there’s a whole lot of metal and steel between you and the lions.

Rovos Rail runs across South Africa and into Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania. It offers unique views with five-star services on board. Golf, hunting, and safari packages are also available for those who are looking to do more than just eat good food and enjoy beautiful landscapes.

Ticket prices range from around $1,350 USD up to $21,000 USD depending on the length and nature of your trip.

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7. The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

Known as the longest train journey in the world at 6,600 miles, the journey between Moscow and Vladivostok can take up to 15 days and crosses through eight time zones, but it can be made in comfort aboard the Golden Eagle. This luxury passenger train runs along the famed Trans-Siberian railway passing through Siberia, and by sites like the world’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Baikal, and the Ural Mountains.

If you’d prefer to see more of Asia than Europe, the Golden Eagle also has alternate routes that take you to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. A 15-day trip from Moscow to Vladivostok starts at around $16,000 USD and can run up to $33,000 if you want to receive the full Tsar treatment in the Imperial Suite.



The Best Flower Displays in the World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful objects in nature — their bright faces remind us of sunshine and warm weather, and their perfume can help us recall specific memories that all our other senses have forgotten. While many of us strive to make our home the perfect outdoor oasis, others focus on spectacular displays of flowers that can only be found in a small number of places. We’ve scoured the globe for some of the most beautiful flower displays open to the public. If you’re a fan of beautiful flowers both cultivated and wild, check this list out.

Lights Out: Abandoned American Drive-Ins

The first drive-in movie theater was opened in the United States in 1915. This innovation marked yet another step in the American entertainment industry. For the first time ever, families could see a movie together without having to get out of their car. Although for a time, drive-in movie theaters were popular all over the United States, with almost a thousand open during their heyday in the 1950s and 60s, the rise of the luxurious multiplex drove most American drive-ins out of business.

Mini Guide to South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in the African continent with a population of approximately 56 million people (24th most populous nation). It has a coastline of nearly 2,800 kilometers being part of both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. It has a difficult history of racial segregation (apartheid) and massive inequality, despite having the seventh…