Kissed by the sun in Africa

By Bernadette Eichner They say that once you’ve been kissed by the sun in Africa you’re never the same again.  Or something like that.  Well, it’s true.  I’ve been kissed and will never be the same again. Where do I begin to describe this continent?  Incredible doesn’t seem enough.  Awesome is too trite.  Magnificent comes…

Wondrous India:  a land of charm, colour, contrast and contradictions

By Bernadette Eichner 1.4 billion people.   3,287 million square kilometres.  The world’s largest democracy.  A land of contrasts.  A land of contradictions.  Relaxing yet frustrating, uplifting at the same time as despairing, vibrant but also lacking lustre in many ways.  This is a traveller’s India. Despite the many opportunities to do so, I’ve resisted travelling to…

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen

Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen By Bernadette Eichner Copenhagen I’m travelling again for Scott McGregor’s Railway Adventures and have just spent a delightful few days in Copenhagen with Scott, with the view of developing a tour that can potentially ‘add on’ to the already successful, annual Scandinavian Railway Adventure through Sweden and Norway.   They don’t sing “Wonderful, wonderful…

South Africa on the luxurious Rovos Rail and beyond

SOUTH AFRICA ON THE LUXURIOUS ROVOS RAIL AND BEYOND Do you fancy yourself a world traveler? Do you crave a bit of the unknown and have a curiosity for experiencing lands untouched by human interaction? Then look no further than exploring the cradle of civilization, Africa, on a Rovos Rail train. For centuries, Africa was…

THE ICONS OF ENGLAND- Innovation, Inspiration and Intrigue

Britain led the way with the invention and development of the modern steam railway, ushering in the Golden Age of Railways and exporting the technology all over the world. The extraordinary influence of Britain’s maritime and aviation heritage has also been revolutionary. Isle of Wight Railway Railway Adventures’ Icons of England tour through the heart…

Living history on Outback Queensland Steam Safari

150 years of Outback Queensland Settlements On a journey into the wild and remote territory of North West Queensland you will find a rich history of settlements established among the black soil plains and rich red Spinifex country around 150 years ago. This is Kalkadoon country, with our first Australian’s history stretching back tens of…

Java By Rail- The Garden Of Indonesia

Java is one of the most beautiful and spectacular islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, consisting of around 18,000 islands. Often called the garden of Indonesia, Java produces rice and the regular cultivated crops and vegetables, as well as sugar cane, which is grown widely in the east and central parts, and coffee in the high…

A WINTER WONDERLAND

Scott’s recent suggestion to host a tour to Scandinavia in the heart of an Arctic winter has captured our imagination. The research we’ve been doing to build the tour has unlocked a collection of interesting stories and truly unique elements which we thought we’d like to share. “I have never done a tour quite like…

The Little Green Train Of Sardinia

AN UN-TOUCHED AND UN-DISCOVERED WORLD Characterised by long, winding tracks nestled in breathtaking landscapes, the narrow-gauge Sardinian Railways have always attracted the attention of travellers. Transporting you far from glamorous resorts and popular tourist attractions is the Trenino Verde, the “Little Green Train.” The appropriate name given to this unique railway is a tribute to…