There are many amazing ways to travel, but many of them have positives and negatives, pros and cons, trade-offs.

Take a road trip, for example. While you can stop wherever you want along your journey and while you might save money over buying airline tickets, your trip will take longer than flying and you have to drive…the entire time.

If you choose to fly to your destination, you’ll get there fairly quickly, and you can even sleep on the plane if you’d like (don’t do that while driving), but you won’t really be able to see anything along the way except clouds.

If you’d like something in between, something that offers views and stops along the way but allows you to relax, we suggest taking it old school and taking a train ride.

If you’re into wine, there’s a scenic wine train you can take in Napa Valley, but that train ride is pretty much the destination. It doesn’t take you from point A to point B. It takes you on a route to visit amazing wineries while you enjoy food along the way and then back where you started.

Assuming you’d like to do more than go on a day trip on a train, and assuming stunning views are something you consider, well, stunning, then you might want to check out the Rocky Mountaineer.


On the Rocky Mountaineer website, the train is described as “so much more than just a train. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of unparalleled beauty as you carve through otherwise inaccessible terrain in the Canadian Rockies.”

This incredible train features glass windows that extend to the top of the train to give you the best view possible of the Canadian Rockies. Inside the train, guests experience luxury in every way. We’re talking spacious, reclining seats and gourmet cuisine.

There are four wonderful routes for guests to choose from. One starts in Seattle, and the other three start in Vancouver.

If you’d like to start and end in the same location, you can combine multiple train rides to create a circle. You can also make the adventure even grander by adding an Alaskan cruise.

To see a glimpse of the amazing views and the delectable food, watch the video below.

Have you ever traveled via train? Would you enjoy taking a train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer?