When it comes to first-hand experience seeing the world by rail, no one does it quite like our Rail Plus consultants. We sat down with Zoe Condon, to find out what she loves about train travel and how Canada took her breath away, onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
Finally the time has come for me to head to Seattle to start a trip of a life time on the Rocky Mountaineer. Rail Plus staff are fortunate to go on rail famils where we familiarise ourselves with our great train journeys for a fantastic real world experience of train travel. This year, I am excited to be partaking in the Coastal Passage Canadian Rockies Highlights journey.
Rocky Mountaineer has extended their season for 2016 to start earlier in April and have several additional services in October compared to last year. The Coastal Passage was welcomed into the Rocky Mountaineer family in 2015 and was so popular that more services were added to the 2016 season. In total for all the Rocky Mountaineer routes, there are an additional 17 services in 2016.
The weather gods were not in our favour when we arrived in Vancouver, but what better way to experience a rain forest than in the rain.
What is one of the top things to do when you travel? Find the most obscure attractions, of course! Today I visited Seattle's “Gum Wall”. It is one of the most obscure attractions I have ever been to (and I have been to a Gopher Museum!!)
When you are in a city on the opposite side of the world, you expect things to be different. Before you leave, you make a list of all the things you would like to see and do, you spend hours researching and finding out the little hidden sightseeing treasures.