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Today's Eurail Pass: A Conversation on What Travelers Need to Know

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 06/24/2016, 4:30 PM

The Eurail Pass is not new, but it’s still not as well known among first-time travelers to Europe as it should be. The pass, which has a number of different iterations, allows vacationers to hop on and hop off European trains within a set number of days each month, for one reasonable rate. It allows those who wish to see a number of different destinations on the continent to do so in a conveni...

Et tu, Amtrak? Baggage Fees Coming to Rail

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 10/01/2015, 6:00 PM

Amtrak is taking a page from the airlines. No, make that two pages. Starting today it will start charging for bags. And it's telling us this is for our own good. According to the railroad, passengers have been trying to bring too many large bags onboard. So it will now start enforcing a limit of two carry-on bags. Those who have more bags will incur a $20 fee for each. And if the bag w...

Death By Selfie: The Dangers of Taking Too Many Selfies While Traveling

By Pauline Frommer

Posted on 09/24/2015, 3:45 PM

With every technological advance, there’s also a step backward…and sometimes that step can be a fatal one, in the case of selfies. The modern smartphone, with its ability to not only act as a communication device but also as a camera (and one with a lens on both sides) is changing the way we experience travel, and it's leaving some travelers hurt, and even dead. That isn’t hyperbole....

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