Video: Riding the Anpanman-Themed Train in Japan

The Japanese have a way of making everything cute. Their trains are no exception. We rode the Anpanman-themed train from Kyoto to Matsuyama.

Last Word: Go Slow

TGV trains can go 200 mph, but Andrew Harper believes 60 mph is optimal. After all, part of the joy of train travel is enjoying the scenery.

How to Visit Machu Picchu

There are many ways to see Machu Picchu, but the best way is to stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, adjacent to the ruins.

The New Belmond Train Through the Andes

The Belmond Andean Explorer offers one- and two-night journeys from Cusco to Puno and Arequipa. Andrew Harper tried one of the 24 cabins.

Gourmet Train Experiences

Savor the scenery while savoring dishes designed by Michelin-starred chefs. Consider these movable feasts on some of the world's most interesting trains.

Great Rail Journeys: 9 Luxury Train Trips You'll Never Forget

The zenith of cutting-edge, sophisticated travel is back. These nine luxury trains take riders on scenic rail journeys around the world.

Belmond's New Luxury Train

Belmond debuts its new luxury train in Ireland. It took 40 craftsmen 35,000 hours to create the Grand Hibernian, a "country house on wheels."

Sightseeing Aboard the Glacier Express

Switzerland's Glacier Express features glass roof panels through which to view idyllic Alpine villages, old wooden chalets and blue-green rivers.

J.M.W. Turner on Lake Lucerne

The pre-Impressionist painter J.M.W. Turner made a series of visits to Switzerland, and few artists have captured it better.

'Glacier Express': An Irresistible Swiss Train Ride

The seven-hour, 181-mile trip aboard the Glacier Express is an irresistible excursion from Andermatt. The train runs between Zermatt and St. Moritz, crosses 291 bridges, goes through 91 tunnels and ascends the 6,670-foot Oberalp Pass.

10 Famous Routes

Long before recorded history began, man has been an explorer. Intrepid early explorers found the way, and traders soon followed in their footsteps.

Boats and Trains Along the Mekong

The Jayavarman Although I did not have time on this trip to take a river cruise along the Mekong, friends assure me that it is a delightful and rewarding expe

Boats and Trains Along the Mekong

Although I did not have time on this trip to take a river cruise along the mekong, friends assure me that it is a delightful and rewarding experience. most of the boats operate either in the mekong delta in Vietnam or along the lower reaches of the river as far inland as Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) at the head of tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia.

From the Travel Office: Unspoiled Eastern Europe by Luxury Train

The storied Venice Simplon Orient-Express diverts from its usual Venice-Paris route this July, making an eight-

The Danube Express: Luxury Train Travel in Eastern Europe

Several years ago, I enjoyed a fascinating trip through Poland and Slovakia on the Danube Express, an exceptionally comfortable private train operated by a British-based company of the same name.

The Eastern Oriental & Express Train, Southeast Asia

The exotic Eastern Oriental & Express train, operating in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos, has long transported its lucky passengers in luxury not seen since the colonial days.

Machu Picchu Has Returned

Peru lovers rejoice! The famed Incan ruins are once again open to the public, thanks to partial train service from Piscacucho (Cusco visitors can take a short bus ride to the Piscacucho train station).