By Steve Jermanok Parents of teenagers know it’s never an easy feat to wake them up before 8 am while on vacation. Now imagine getting them to board the Kamloops to Lake Louise portion of the Rocky Mountaineer trip at 6:30. Of course they complain, but once you’re sitting

Vacations by Rail, the Chicago-based travel company, has just announced a phenomenal 16-day vacation that combines train travel on arguably the best train in North America, Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer, with an Alaskan cruise on Holland America, ending with an Alaskan railroad jaunt from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Coined the Rocky

Via Rail Canada’s slogan is a “A More Human Way to Travel.” That’s not the only thing that sets it apart from Amtrak, its US counterpart. This summer, Via Rail Canada is offering a great opportunity for affordable family travel. From June 24-September 10, 2010, travelers pay only $10 for

    When does it make sense to take Amtrak?     With airfares dropping on many routes, there are those who would shout "Never!" Granted, our national rail service has never been known for speed, on-time performance or gleaming rail cars. As for food, it makes the airline equivalent seem like