How to Travel on The Trans Siberian Railway
May28

How to Travel on The Trans Siberian Railway

Eight Days on a Train?! I had nothing but questions before I set off for my first trip on the Trans Siberian Railway: How do you spend 8 days on a train? Is it dangerous? What condition is the train in? Who are the other riders and what’s it like to share a train car with them? What are Siberian cities like? And on and on… Now, several months after completing my second trip on the Trans Siberian Railway and after a...

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Video! Welcome to the Trans Siberian Railway
Apr11

Video! Welcome to the Trans Siberian Railway

Welcome to my first video! It’s a summary of Trans Siberian train travel covering two separate trips – once westbound in late fall on the Trans Mongolian route from Shanghai to Moscow, and once eastbound in winter on the classic Trans Siberian route from Tallinn to Vladivostok. The video’s best watched in full screen (click the tv icon in the lower right hand corner). Please excuse the shaky camera – it’s...

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You’ll Love These Spring Travel Destinations
Jan29

You’ll Love These Spring Travel Destinations

Much of the northern hemisphere is frozen solid right about now, and spring feels like a long way away. But fear not! Spring will be here before you know it, so start planning if you’re looking to get away. Why spring is a good time to travel Weather is pleasant around the world – If you’re headed south of the equator you’ll experience fall colors and easy weather. For those traveling up north, temperatures are...

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What it’s Like to Travel on the Trans Siberian Railroad in Pictures
Jan07

What it’s Like to Travel on the Trans Siberian Railroad in Pictures

I’ve traveled a lot since my first big international trip got me hooked 6 years ago. Of all my travels I can confidently say that the most epic among them has been the Trans Siberian Railroad. When I got back from the trip I wasn’t sure if I’d ever top the intense, month long travel buzz I experienced when I was there. I’ve certainly tried. This past year has been full of incredible trips with notable...

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Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway
Jul10

Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway

Capture the Colour: Colors of the Trans Siberian Railway I found this “Capture the Colour” contest on Adventurous Kate’s blog (who I’ve been following for a while, and am continually inspired by!) As soon as I read about it I thought, “I HAVE to do this.” Here’s the deal: you dig through your travel photos in search of color. Specifically blues, greens, yellows, whites and reds. Pick your best...

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Trans Siberian Railroad
May10

Trans Siberian Railroad

I’ve finally finished blogging the Trans Siberian Railroad, a journey that took me from Shanghai to Moscow by train between Oct-Nov of last year. If you want to jump right in, start with my post on Shanghai. Otherwise, read on! I’ve traveled a lot over the last several years. I mean a lot. And despite all my travels, for various reasons I hadn’t yet been able to find the right timing for my true dream trip, the Trans...

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