Older travelers and retirees are hitting the rails and fueling demand for train vacations Getty Images By BETH BROPHY Sometimes it's about the journey and not the destination. That’s what Robert Martin, age 70, a retired nurse from Louisville, Ky., says about the 13-day, 3,000-mile train trek he took last year through southern
There's a romance to train travel — the leisurely pace of a rail trip compared to the hustle of an airport or a crowded highway encourages you to relax. By CLAIRE TRAGESER There are the historic train stations and roomy seats, plus the chance to get up and walk
Book your Amtrak trip at least 14 days in advance and save up to 25%. There's nothing like traveling by train. I was surprised at how quickly I unwound on a train. Your time slows down because there's nothing to do except drink in the scenery. Or sleep. Or eat and drink.
If you ask retired people, or people thinking about retirement, what they'd like to do in retirement, travel is always high on the list. One major obstacle to travel in retirement can be money. Since we are usually locked into a fixed income when we retire, it only makes sense to
It's always a challenge to get around in a place that you don't know well. I prefer trains for their comfort and speed, but negotiating the various train lines in various countries where I don't speak the language can be very frustrating. I use Rick Steves' train site whenever I