Unlike most luxury train voyages, which are essentially rail cruises for well-heeled tourists, Via Rail’s Canadian provides genuine luxury for travelers on a year-round scheduled route between Vancouver and Toronto. Team Mago was surprised and delighted to find that Via’s Prestige class lived up to the hype and then some.
MagoGuide must sadly acknowledge that the Amtrak Renaissance (such that it was) is fading. Traveling on Amtrak is still much better than flying, but the slide back to the old days of broken down infrastructure and poor quality food is a real shame.
Trains and slow travel are virtually synonymous, and night trains are the old school form of train travel. During 2013 and 2014, Team Mago had an opportunity to travel on several night trains in the US and Europe. In this post, Morgan provides a review and comparison of these night trains he has known.
In this post we review the best and the worse restaurants in and around New Orleans. The hands down favorite was Cochons. Pig lovers should try the ham hock.