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Vienna to Budapest on the OBB Railjet – A Visual Feast

By Rohan:

When planning your Eastern European getaway, rail travel is absolutely the way to go when it comes to traveling between countries. The past few times I’ve visited Europe, I’ve always traveled by train since it is fast, scenic, and usually, quite affordable. But no train has made my jaw drop more than the OBB Railjet, serving many parts of Eastern Europe, but in particular, its famous route between Vienna and Budapest. Your journey lasts about three hours and you are treated to some of the best vistas around.

While riding the Railjet, you will be treated to a stylish and luxurious train trip without having to break the bank. The carriages are equipped with television screens, free Wi-Fi, and delicious snacks to make sure you feel at home on your way to your destination. Gizmos and gadgets are great and all, but the real treat here is the view. With huge windows, every seat is fantastic for taking in some of the most beautiful scenery around.

The Railjet’s Cafe Car has treats for even the pickiest of foodies. The Caprese Panini with fresh mozzarella cheese, imported tomatoes, and creamy basil pesto was a treat to our tastebuds. If you’re in the mood for dessert, the train is stocked with Belgian chocolate and other local favorites to satisfy your sweet tooth to the fullest.

Overall, the Railjet between Vienna and Budapest is an experience that you simply cannot afford to miss. With delicious on board food, picturesque vistas, and comfortable seating, it’s a great way to just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Plan your scenic journey from Vienna to Budapest at

http://www.oebb.at/en/Services/Trains_and_equipment/Our_trains/OeBB_railjet/index.jsp 

Fairbanks to Denali, Alaska – A Visual Feast Aboard The Midnight Sun Express

By Lakshmi:

Who?  Anyone planning a trip to Alaska, plans to visit Denali and/or loves train journeys

What? The train journey from Fairbanks to Denali aboard the Midnight Sun Express.

How? The four-hour train journey from Fairbanks Depot to Denali commences at 8:15 am arriving at lunch time in Denali.

Why?  Alaska is truly a state like Hawaii where no matter where you look, the 360 degree vistas provided by nature are simply matchless.  I love train journeys and the opportunity to take one aboard a train with observation decks and huge wraparound windows facilitating ample viewing was just a bait waiting to be taken.

As soon as the train started pulling away from the station, we knew that every dime spent on this journey was going to be worth it.  As foodies, we kicked off our trip with a celebratory order of blueberry pancakes and the taste was simply divine.  It is in this wonderfully satiated state of mind that we started admiring the vistas passing by.  The added bonus?  Experienced staff who provided a good dose of history while pointing out wildlife and scenery along the way.  Our color infused visual kaleidoscope included mountains, streams, rivers, wildlife, flowers, the area where Christopher McCandless’s bus was found (prompting us to read Into the Wild) and of course every other natural aspect you see on the umpteen postcards on Alaska.

Taking train journeys is always awesome, but partaking in one that makes you seem almost unified with the nature surrounding you is surreal.

To learn more about the Midnight Sun Explorer, click here:

http://www.princesslodges.com/denali-rail-tours.cfm