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Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

Travel Canada: Rocky Mountaineer Rail Journeys

(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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Escaping Crowds at U.S. National Parks

Escaping Crowds at U.S. National Parks

Last week I covered two new books that are sure to spur interest in visiting U.S. national parks.

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But there’s a problem with that increased interest which comes as the National Park Service celebrates its centennial: The most popular parks are already very crowded, especially in whatever is there high season.

If you are thinking about a national park vacation, how can you avoid the crowds?

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Travel Photo Thursday: Capturing A River

Travel Photo Thursday: Capturing A River

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(Randy Son of Robert Flickr)

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”

That literary line of lament comes from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The lament of a traveler trying to photograph a river might read:

Water water, everywhere, how to capture it, let me think.”

Here are three different ways I “captured” Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park.

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