Tag archives for Train Travel

7 Steps to Becoming a More Sustainable Traveler

In the course of my travels—and my career as a promoter and practitioner of sustainable tourism—one question comes up again and again: “What can I do to be a more responsible traveler?” So I thought I’d pen a primer. Here are seven things globetrotters can do to lessen their impact on the planet.

The Best of Intelligent Travel

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We publish new travel stories all the time on the Intelligent Travel blog network, but there are a few that really got your attention this year.

In case you missed them, here are the 13 most popular posts of 2013.

American Legend: Coast to Coast by Train

You don’t really know a train until you’ve slept on one. And I don’t mean a half-hour doze between Philly and Baltimore but the real deal: a bunk in a berth, a sliding door with a latch lock, and those WWII-style knobs to turn off your reading light. And when you’ve really settled into a…

The Power of Train Travel

Whether I’m whizzing down to Washington, D.C. or wending my way through Wallonia, traveling by train is by far my favorite mode of transport — especially when I’m in Europe.

Get the Heck Out of London

Olympics, Olympics, Olympics. With the Olympics coming up, the world’s abuzz about London. But sometimes you just want to get away from it all — especially when things are at their most frenetic.

Here are five fab getaways just hours from London (including the real Downton Abbey) by train.

The Radar: Hiking Etiquette for the Rest of Us, All Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, Insider Safari Tips

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

The Radar: Italy Edition

Viva Italia! Food, wine, fashion, and the pursuit of la dolce vita. It’s not hard to come up with a hundred more reasons why we love Italy. What is hard is scouring the pages of a few popular Italy blogs and narrowing down the great stories and tips to just three. Check out what we…