See The World
Seek Adventure Travel Happy
Hola Happy Travelers!
Board this legendary steam train for a breathtaking 84-mile round trip from Fort William to Mallaig – and be immersed in the rugged Scottish Highlands. Starting near Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, the route passes through the tranquil village of Arisaig and crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the iconic bridge made famous in the Harry Potter films), finally ending at Loch Nevis, Europe’s deepest seawater loch.
Roaring through such a diverse and rich landscape, it’s no wonder the route is classed as one of the great railway journeys of the world.
The Bergen Railway, Norway
A true high flyer – this seven-hour journey between Norway’s capital and its second city, Bergen, peaks at 1,222 metres above sea level, at higher altitudes than any other train ride in Europe. Take in spectacular views from majestic glaciers (think Disney’s Frozen) to craggy mountain landscapes, and rich green forests to astonishing fjords - all from the comfort and warmth of the electric train.
Grab your camera when you reach the beautiful Hardangervidda plateau and make sure to alight at Myrdal, where you can take a detour on the famous Flåm Railway.
The Ghan, Australia
Ride into the heart of the Aussie outback on this mighty 54-hour expedition from Adelaide to Darwin. Soak up the rich and colourful landscape of the Northern Territory, from the sweeping plains of Adelaide to the red peaks of the MacDonnell Ranges, and feast your eyes on the tropical delights of Australia’s Top End. You might not want to miss the views, but when it’s time to sleep, bed down in an elegant sleeper cabin or snuggle back on reclining chairs if you’re on a budget.
Stop off at the town of Alice Springs to explore Aboriginal culture and plan an unmissable excursion to the iconic natural wonder of Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock.
Rocky Mountaineer, Canada
Traverse the dramatic landscape of the Rocky Mountains on this two-day journey from Vancouver to Calgary. Open-air viewing decks on the train offer sensational views of the icy mountain range, the Stoney Creek Bridge and the spectacular Thompson and Fraser river canyons. You can choose to stop at Banff National Park (Canada’s oldest) and visit the picturesque town of Lake Louise.
On the way, tick off amazing sights including steep gorges, glacier-fed lakes and an abundance of wildlife. From the comfort of the carriage, you’ll be safe from the bears.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India
Although fondly known as the “toy train” on account of its tiny size, the Darjeeling Himalayan delivers big on stunning sights. With no tunnels, its 50-mile route from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling offers continuous views of the snow-capped Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range.
Pat and I have been loving Key West this week! You can stay up to date with where we are and what we're up to on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz