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Trans Canadian Rail Adventure

Posted on Jul 5, 2010

The 2,775 mile train journey across Canada provided a great opportunity to experience a wide variety of scenery, from forests laced with lakes and rivers, to wide open prairies to the majesty of the Canadian Rockies.

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Trans Canadian: Toronto to Winnipeg

Posted on Jul 3, 2010

After arriving in Toronto and spending Saturday seeing the city, we boarded The Canadian late that night to begin our journey west. The first full day was spent entirely in Ontario, moving through beautiful forests, lakes and streams. Early on day two we arrived in Winnipeg, where we had a four hour stopover and a chance to explore the city.

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Trans Canadian: Winnipeg to Vancouver

Posted on Jul 3, 2010

We continued through the plains of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, after leaving Winnipeg. The prairie began to give way as we reached Edmonton early on Tuesday morning. We soon saw the mountains in the distance and spent the rest of that day crossing over the continental divide before reaching Vancouver early the next morning.

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Highlands and History: Riding the Rails through Scotland

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

A 12 day journey in June 2009 around Scotland by train made a special mother / 18 year-old daughter trip.

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Scotland: Aviemore

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

After flights from the US to Manchester, England, we made our way into Scotland on different four trains before arriving in Aviemore. This small town is located adjacent to Cairngorms National Park and is a short distance from Inverness. We were able to enjoy a nice hike in the national park and an afternoon walk and dinner in Inverness later that day.

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Scotland: Stirling

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Stirling, our second stop in Scotland, is of great strategic and historic importance. We spent our time visiting the castle, old town and the William Wallace Monument.

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