Category Archive: Train Adventures

A historic train journey to former slate mining mecca

The sun beams down on Porthmadog and reflects in the water of the marina. It’s a beautiful september day in the Gwynedd region of North Wales. I enjoy a nice walk down the… Continue reading

Portmeirion in North Wales – an explosion of colour and creativeness

I imagine it would be a bit surreal if you came across this place by a coincidence… walking through the woods in North Wales and suddenly discovering this almost magical spot through the trees.… Continue reading

Travel by steam to Devil’s Bridge with the Vale of Rheidol Railway

It squeaks and rumbles gently along the narrow gauge tracks, and once it a while it lets out a happy toooooot. Travelling on the Vale of Rheildol Railway is an authentic train experience,… Continue reading

Wales: Aberystwyth – The unmissable gateway between north and south

Arriving at Aberystwyth in Mid Wales by train is a bit surreal. After rolling through the open marshland surrounding the remote Dovey Junction train platform – which seems to be placed in the… Continue reading

Live from… Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

Tonight I am writing from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the mountains of North Wales. A place I never thought I would spend a night – but that’s what makes travelling so interesting. To discover… Continue reading

Live from… Aberystwyth, Wales: An unexpected meeting

It was a bit surreal to arrive in Aberystwyth early this afternoon. For a couple of hours after changing trains in Shrewsbury in England, the scenery was all green and dotted with hundreds… Continue reading

Live from… Cardiff: It’s time to go north on a train adventure

Even a small country like Wales can offer massive contrasts. Yesterday I arrived in Cardiff by train from the west coast of the naturally stunning Pembrokeshire region, and even though Cardiff isn’t a… Continue reading

Top 4 panorama trains in Switzerland: The Wilhelm Tell Express

I have always been passionate about travelling by train and the unique sense of a journey it brings. Just sitting there staring at the landscapes passing by – the feeling of being ON THE… Continue reading

Great news for all Interrailers in 2016

I have mentioned it before here on Travelooneyblog.com – I love travelling by train. That’s why I added the TRAIN ADVENTURES section to blog in the first place. Trains just give a complete… Continue reading

Top 4 Panorama trains in Switzerland: The Bernina Express

I have always been passionate about travelling by train and the unique sense of a journey it brings. Just sitting there staring at the landscapes passing by – the feeling of being ON THE… Continue reading