Book Review: "Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life"

Book Review: "Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life"

Off the Rails ends by suggesting that it's not a travel book, but that it's a book about travels. This really captures the spirit of Beppe Severgnini’s writing. I picked it up one day in Barnes & Noble when I stumbled across it on the main display table. After all, it is about rail travel, and because I love train travel, especially in Europe, this looked like a perfect book for me. I was not disappointed.

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Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Where to go?

Euro Trip 2019 Planning: Where to go?

This is the time of year as I plan travels in the coming months that my thoughts turn toward Europe and strolls along the Seine or dining at a sidewalk café in a charming Italian town. Thanks to points and miles (and a good day job!), my wife and I have been blessed to take an annual trip to Europe, something we plan to continue in 2019. Today’s installment in my series about planning this trip focuses on where we should go once in Europe.

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Why I prefer trains to airplanes in Europe

For many, if not most, people, a transportation method is a choice borne primarily of expediency: which options is cheapest, easiest and fits a schedule. For others, getting there is part of the overall travel experience. Personally, I love European trains and I wanted to discuss how they enhance my travel experience.

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Latest Debrian Travels video - Thalys from Brussels to Paris

Latest Debrian Travels video - Thalys from Brussels to Paris

Yesterday, I finished editing and posted my latest Debrian Travels video. You can check out my experience on Thalys high speed rail from Brussels, Belgium to Paris, France. We made this journey last year and will repeat it this summer when we return to Paris via Brussels!

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