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The World's Top Luxury Train Journey is Closer to Home Than You Think

The World's Top Luxury Train Journey is Closer to Home Than You Think

The phrase ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ evokes images of glass-domed rail cars revealing breathtaking vistas, gliding through otherwise-inaccessible landscapes that awe pampered travelers within. It’s the romance of travel at its best – and it’s much easier to achieve than you may realize. That’s because a passenger train company rather close to home has been awarded the title of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Train’ at the latest World Travel Awards. Of all the epic train journeys in all the most incredibly...


On One of the Most Scenic Railways in the World, Switzerland Breaks Record for Longest Train

On One of the Most Scenic Railways in the World, Switzerland Breaks Record for Longest Train

It's official! On October 29th, 2022, Switzerland's Rhaetian Railway (RhB) operated the longest narrow gauge passenger train in the world. And they did it in spectacular style, over the UNESCO World Heritage Albula Railway Line. The Swiss passenger rail company linked together 25, 4-part, brilliant red railcars for the event, creating a 2084-yard long train – that’s 1.2 miles long! Then 7 train conductors and 21 technicians worked together to run the train along a 15-mile route on the UNESCO World...

On One of the Most Scenic Railways in the World, Switzerland Breaks Record for Longest Train

This Airline's Unique Anniversary Collectible Celebrates Aruba's Centenary of Flight Service

This Airline's Unique Anniversary Collectible Celebrates Aruba's Centenary of Flight Service

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is marking the 103rd anniversary of its founding on October 7 with the creation and presentation of a new Delftware miniature house that is a tiny replica of a Dutch building in one of the destinations where it flies. This charming tradition provides a new addition to the dozens of miniatures that have become niche collectibles for fans of air travel and the famous Dutch porcelain.  Haven’t heard of this? Don’t take my word for it –...


World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

The farther you have to travel, the more important comfort is on the way there. So it’s no surprise that the national airline of one of the most remote destinations in the world is championing in-flight sleep. Air New Zealand has unveiled plans for its new Dreamliner aircraft, scheduled for service beginning in 2024, with what it’s calling “the best sleep in the sky” – for everyone. 'New Zealand's location puts us in a unique position to lead on the ultra-long haul...

World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

2 New Airport Lounges That Make Us Want to Miss Our Flight

2 New Airport Lounges That Make Us Want to Miss Our Flight

They are a calm oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle of an airport, and among the few places where air travel retains a sense of ceremony.  Certainly, they are the very best places for people who love to remind themselves of the romance of travel by watching planes take off and land.  Airport lounges have gone beyond generic luxury living rooms / bars for first-class passengers. The latest in lounges reflects the culture of the airline as...


Check Out These Pinup Pooches on the TSA's First Downloadable Calendar

Check Out These Pinup Pooches on the TSA's First Downloadable Calendar

We love airports, don’t you? After a year without travel,  we can’t wait to see the bustle, feel that unique buzz of people excited to be off on a new adventure in a new place… Of all the sights and sounds of a busy airport, the one that’s guaranteed to make you smile is the earnest, adorable faces of hard-at-work security dogs.We may not be going to the airport and heading off to new destinations right now, but the Transportation...

Check Out These Pinup Pooches on the TSA's First Downloadable Calendar

Look Ma, No Hands!  Unmanned Air Taxis to Launch in Singapore

Look Ma, No Hands! Unmanned Air Taxis to Launch in Singapore

It looks like something out of a science fiction film, but it could be the way you get your very next aerial tour of Singapore. In a world first, after two years of tests and collaboration with the island city-state and a decade of development of its technology, ‘Volocopter’ is set to make no-pilot air taxi services a reality.While other cities around the world experiment with driverless cars as a stepping stone to unmanned taxi service, Volocopter has unveiled pioneering...


'Safety Dance': The 80's Parody Airline Safety Video You Need To Watch Now

'Safety Dance': The 80's Parody Airline Safety Video You Need To Watch Now

In BC (Before COVID) times, viral airline safety videos had fun with things like fastening seatbelts. Times have changed. Alaska Airlines gave the COVID travel era the new type of safety video we really needed right now. The video above is a send-up of the 80’s music classic Men Without Hats’ ‘Safety Dance’. If you want to compare it and get a real blast from the past, here’s the original 1982 new-wave Men Without Hats’ classic.Alaska Airlines’ version was released just before...

'Safety Dance': The 80's Parody Airline Safety Video You Need To Watch Now

Canadian Luxury Train Tours' First USA Journey - Rockies to the Red Rocks

Canadian Luxury Train Tours' First USA Journey - Rockies to the Red Rocks

They are the essential train trips in Western Canada. Three rail routes that provide travelers a window onto the Rockies like no other way of travel. Rocky Mountaineer operates bucket list rail journeys between Vancouver and the iconic Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. They are train trips featuring a multitude of luxuries in the heart of the West’s greatest wilderness, from plush, glass-domed, railcars that reveal a 360 degree view of mountains, lakes and forests – some...


KLM has revealed the future of flight. Hint: You'll be sitting IN the wings.

KLM has revealed the future of flight. Hint: You'll be sitting IN the wings.

If you’re one of those travelers who always picks a seat over the wing, you’re in luck. In this new-concept aircraft, you – and every other passenger on board – will be flying IN the wings. They call it the Flying –V. And it’s a whole new vision of passenger flight.“Tube-and-wing” design has defined planes since the earliest days of passenger flight. Innovative approaches to aircraft design continued in military applications, where flying wing aircraft have established a presence. Now, they’re...

KLM has revealed the future of flight. Hint: You'll be sitting IN the wings.