Roadway To Heaven

July 16, 2015
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Here at Uncommon Journeys, the uncommon may sometimes seem commonplace, but we guarantee you’ll never get used to the truly extraordinary. We love to create the perfect day in the perfect place, and one of those places is Glacier National Park. And in today’s blog, I want to revisit some highlights from a prior blog last year and take you on a photo tour with pictures taken by actual guests.

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Nature's Arches

July 14, 2015
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Uncommon Journeys takes our guests to places they might not normally visit on their own, shows them the things they might not normally see traveling solo, and treats them to special events and accommodations they might not ever experience otherwise. And sometimes we take an old memory, turn it on its ear, and create a something entirely new.

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A Grand Start

July 9, 2015
By Kevin R. Tam, President

Here at Uncommon Journeys, we don’t just love trains, we also love train stations. And there is one station we use more than any other. Chicago’s Union Station is a grand start to any vacation. Train stations, for me at least, are far more inspiring than an airport terminal or bus terminal. They are soaring structures that are the very embodiment of the Golden Age of Rail travel and even today it’s easy to imagine such giant buildings filled with gentlemen in crisp dark suits and fedoras and women in high heels and smart, fashionable dresses.

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Looking Ahead

July 7, 2015
By Kevin R. Tam, President

This is one of my favorite times of the year here at Uncommon Journeys. Summer is our busiest travel time and we are hosting more guests on train and ocean liner trips than at any other time of the year combined. It keeps us busy and on our toes, but also provides wonderful feedback on guests’ favorite trips and what they’d like to see more of in the future. It also turns out that this is the time of year when we begin to announce our trips for next year, often tweaked a bit thanks to guest suggestions and, in some cases, entirely new trips that merge guest comments on their favorite aspects of other trips. So far, here are three of my favorite trips for 2016 that we’ve just opened for booking.

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To Be At Sea

July 2, 2015
By Kevin R. Tam, President

With the Fourth of July coming up in just a couple of days, I’m reminded of one of my first cruises back in November 1983. It might seem like an odd association to make but I’ll explain in a moment. I wanted to write about cruises today because while we have dozens of trips that incorporate trains and national parks, we have a great many that involve a cruise as well. In fact, we take almost as many people to sea aboard an ocean liner as we do to parks aboard a train. And if you’ve never been at sea before, it is an inspiring experience.

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