Sleep your way to Scotland in a tiny tartan-tinged room and have haggis for breakfast.
He's the former railway station manager turned global train guru: meet Mark Smith, aka the Man in Seat 61.
Whether they're gleaming modern speedsters, luxury sleepers or old-school rattlers, trains are the ultimate way to travel.
Take Switzerland's oldest mountain railway to the summit of Mount Rigi and you're in for a ride through a spectacular winter wonderland.
Travel by rail is booming, partly because of Europe's new "flight shame" movement.
From Vancouver on Canada's west coast to Banff in Alberta's Rocky Mountains aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
Whether it's high-speed, luxury or an old rattler, people have become so obsessed with train travel for a reason.
The Mayflower was built in 1948 and still sports the original apple-green British Rail livery.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel, here are 25 facts about the modern engineering marvel.
It has the mysterious Russians, the cocktails, and the requirement to dress for dinner: the only thing missing from this luxury rail trip is Agatha Christie - and a body.
There's extreme cold, and then there's Siberia in winter, where the cold is simply unfathomable.
China's bullet trains can go 1300 km from Beijing to Shanghai in less than five hours.