Archive for Category: "Trains"
With meteorologists claiming that Hurricane Irene has the potential to be the worst hurricane to hit the Northeast since Hurricane Gloria in 1985, travel plans and end of summer vacations are being uprooted as evacuations loom. It is suspected that the storm will impact 1 in 5 Americans, which is more than 65 million people [...]
Sometimes, a great adventure begins by finding something new. Other times, it comes from following the footsteps of history’s greatest adventurers. Melinda Newman heads to the Peruvian Amazon on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Machu Picchu and finds hidden rewards on and off Hiram Bingham’s historic path. Peru may be [...]
It’s not too early to begin finding deals for your fall travel. Nor is it too late to find one last summer bargain. Head north to Canada or west to Palm Springs for some late-summer vacation specials, not to mention early fall getaways. Check out these great deals below… 1. There’s major saving if you [...]
As Congress prepares to debate the future of Amtrak, a recent spree of fatal incidents isn’t helping the railroad’s already tarnished image. Congress has been debating the highway and mass transit budget for the past two years, following the expiration of the six-year transportation spending bill in 2009. Recent studies from the Urban Land Institute [...]
As a long-time fan of rail travel, I’m often telling people about America’s great train rides. Now here’s a cool idea: How about combining your train trip with other forms of transportation? Let’s start with traveling from rail to sea….
Japan tourism continues to struggle in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that sparked nuclear-disaster fears, but there are some signs of recovery on the horizon. According to Japan Airlines (JAL), international air travel has declined 31 percent and domestic travel has declined 25 percent, which is actually less than the airline anticipated. [...]
Suzy Gershman returns to Shanghai to explore the new hotels built for the World Expo. Dear Peter, I try to get to Shanghai once a year, though I must admit that I skipped last year to avoid the crowds at World Expo 2010. This year I visited my usual shopping haunts and found the Expo [...]
Last week marked the 40th anniversary of Amtrak, and Peter has some things to say about our national rail system. Read on for the Travel Detective’s take on Amtrak and what needs to happen if it’s going to survive. It’s hard to believe we’re marking the 40th anniversary of Amtrak. What are we celebrating? Are [...]