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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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Email: Greetings from Vancouver

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

After 84 hours and about 2,800 miles of train travel we arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:30am this morning, about one hour ahead of schedule. When I last wrote we had been in Winnipeg, Manitoba, slightly less than halfway through the trip. The scenery, which had been rolling hills, lakes and streams to that point, had already flattened out as we reached Winnipeg. As soon as the train left the city at mid-day, we immediately began to travel through prairie farmland with waves of yellow canola plants with a few purple flax mixed in. It literally looked like a Van Gogh painting.

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New Canadian Train Journey Planned

Posted on May 30, 2010

We are getting ready to take another epic train journey in June – this time to Canada. We will board The Canadian train in Toronto, Ontario for a four night journey to Vancouver, British Columbia. During the 2,775 mile trip we will pass through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

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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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Switzerland and More: Europe by Train and Foot

Posted on Jul 7, 2009

We took a three-week trip to five countries in Europe, using the train and bus as our primary modes of transportation. Our children were six and nine during this trip, which was their first taste of extended international travel in a hostel setting. We also spent quite a bit of time hiking in the Swiss Alps, completing some beautiful day hikes as well as treks to two different overnight huts nestled in the mountains.

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