(This story was originally published in 2012 and has been updated to reflect changes in classes of service aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.)

Now that our “Travel Canada” series has completed its tour of British Columbia, it’s time to head to the Canadian Rockies and the gateway cities of Calgary and Edmonton which lie just to the east.

Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies. Location is at Morant's Curve near Lake Louise, Alberta.While you can drive or fly from B.C. to Alberta, think about taking the 21st century version of a 19th century mode of transportation: The train.

Two rail companies can carry you east: The Rocky Mountaineer, an excursion train that runs between British Columbia and Alberta, and Via Rail Canada, which offers coast-to-coast rail service.

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Internet Radio Show: “Cuba, Libre?” and Travel to Cuba Highlighted

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Cuba is one of the hot, trendy travel destinations for Americans and in his feature-length documentary film, Cuba, Libre?, Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, traces the history of travel to that so-near-yet-so-far-for-so-long Caribbean island from the early decades of the 20th century to the present day. On Sunday, July 17, 2016, Jordan […]

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Dick Jordan “Spotlighted” by MarinTV

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Public access television station MarinTV, operated by the Community Media Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, has placed Tales Told From The Road publisher, Dick Jordan, in the “Producer Spotlight” on its Website. Jordan joined the non-profit Media Center in 2012. Including his 2016 feature-length documentary, Cuba, Libre?, and its trailer, he has produced […]

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Your Flight from The U.S. to Cuba Arrived, But Now What?

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The easing of restrictions on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014, has generated a great deal of interest of the part of Americans in visiting an island that during three decades of Cold War between the U.S. and Cuba’s staunch ally, the Soviet Union, was essentially off-limits. […]

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A Perfectly Providential Day

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I hadn’t ever planned to go there, nor did I know anything about the place that would have piqued my interest in making a visit, but an act of travel providence sent my wife and I from our home on the West Coast to the East Coast and dropped us out of the sky on […]

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How “Brexit” Vote May Affect Travel

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The British public has voted to eventually end its participation in the European Union, a process that could take a very long time to complete. But how might this historic decision affect travel, especially travel to the U.K. and Europe by Americans, especially in the immediate future? Here’s what some news publications are reporting.

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Visiting U.S. National Parks in 2016

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I haven’t got a national park “life list” where I’ve ticked off every one of the country’s national parks, monuments and seashores I’ve visited, although if I did, I’d soon be adding one more to it: Acadia National Park in coastal Maine. 2016 is the centennial of the U.S. National Park service, so interest in […]

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Visualizing Cuba, Three Ways

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On December 17, 2014, President Obama of the United States and President Raul Castro of Cuba simultaneously announced easing of restrictions on travel between the two countries. That set out a landslide of articles in the general and travel news media touting Cuba as “the” place for Americans to head on vacation. And President Obama […]

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Smartphone Accessories For Shooting Travel Great Videos

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There’s an adage often quoted by photographers: “The best camera to use for shooting is the camera you have with you.” And that well-worn saying applies to both still photography and video. What this means is that even if you own “The World’s Most Expensive” camera, it’s worthless unless you’ve got it handy when the […]

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Find Your Car, Charge You Phone

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As a motorist in today’s high-tech age, you are faced with two problems, one almost as old as the automobile itself, the other created by the mobile devices you love to have ready to connect you to the world when you are on the road. Problem number one: Where did I park my car? I […]

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Yellowstone: Mother of All Parks

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When I made a guest appearance last month on the award-winning NPR podcast, “Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer,” the show’s host and my travel writing colleague, Tom Wilmer, and I discussed visiting U.S. National Parks during this year’s centennial celebration of the establishment of the National Park Service. Both the general news media and […]

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