Cuisine On The Great Western Limited

March 30, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Train travel is about the ambiance and nostalgia of rail transportation. It’s about rekindling a feeling that the world is not in a rush and you don’t need to be either. There’s no checking email in the gate area of an airport, turning on cellphones the moment a plane lands or texting every moment on the plane up until the “all electronic devices must be turned off” announcement is made. Train travel moves at a relaxed pace but still with a definite sense of purpose.

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The Forgotten Gem

March 28, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Half of the fun of traveling is discovering the places you think no one else knows about and then coming back with fascinating stories of your adventures. Usually, the places you think no one else knows about might consist of a secluded path along the edge of a lake, an off-the-beaten-track huckleberry pie café or a hidden mountain stream. Usually when we think of things that are hidden, we think of things that are small. But sometimes we need to think big. Very big. In fact, very, very big.

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The Empire Builder In Style

March 23, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Here at Uncommon Journeys, we believe that luxury train travel does more than just connect two points on map, we believe it spans time and by boarding a train, you are immersing yourself in a cocoon that blocks out today’s world and can take you to a place that those who don’t travel by rail can never understand. The Empire Builder is one such train.

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Glacier National Park

March 21, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

I’m a lover of trains, steamboats, ocean liners and National Parks, so I have to admit that I probably am better versed on these topics than more casual aficionados. Even so, I’m always a bit surprised that Glacier National Park, one of America’s true jewels, doesn’t get more attention than it does or generate more advance excitement among travelers.

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Golden Gate Holiday

March 16, 2017
By Kevin R. Tam, President

At Uncommon Journeys, we love a good deal almost as much as we love a good trip. When the two come together, it’s heaven on earth. And until this Friday, March 3, that’s exactly what’s happening. Book our 7-day Golden Gate Holiday train tour on June 10 or August 12 in the next 36 hours or so and you’ll receive complimentary Amtrak train travel to the beginning of the adventure in Salt Lake City from any US City. What do we have in store for you? A bit of history and a lot of fun!

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