Iran Journal: UNESCO places Trans-Iranian Railway on World Heritage List.

by Ron Bernthal In summer, 2021, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the Trans-Iranian Railway to the organization’s World Heritage List during its 44th session. The Trans-Iranian Railway connects the Caspian Sea in the northeast with the Persian Gulf in the … Continue reading

Norway’s spectacular treetop cabins.

by Ron Bernthal For travelers to Norway who wish to enjoy a quiet and unique experience in the Norwegian countryside, renting a treetop cabin in any of the several regions that offer them offers a memorable, off-the-beaten-path journey that is … Continue reading

Bern Journal: Swiss Alpine Museum’s unique North Korean mountains exhibit.

by Ron Bernthal Two years ago a film team from the Swiss Alpine Museum, in Bern, Switzerland, toured the mountainous Korean peninsula during the brief thaw in relations between the two Koreas (2018/19). The micro-stories captured on film and in … Continue reading

Floating saunas are one of Norway’s “hottest” trends.

by Ron Bernthal One of the hottest trends in Norway in recent years, architecturally savvy floating saunas offer an unbeatable combination of a hot sauna experience and a more than refreshing dip in a chilly Norwegian lake or fjord. In Norway you … Continue reading

European Night Trains Increase Services

By Ron Bernthal In 2005 Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) began dismantling its overnight sleeper network, and German Railways (DB) did the same in 2015.  On some routes, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) took over the service with their own equipment. Most … Continue reading

Driveable Getaways: Hiking the Hudson River School Art Trail in the Great Northern Catskills

by Karen Rubin Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com My getaway in the Great Northern Catskills of New York exploring the Hudson River School Art Trail starts at the trailhead to Kaaterskill Falls, where you get an amazing view of Kaaterskill Clove … Continue reading

Saxony Journal: Exhibits Highlight Early European Industrialization

By Ron Bernthal The southwestern region of Saxony was one of the first and most important centers of early European industrialization. For visitors to Germany’s Saxony region these days, its self-image still rests on the terrain’s natural beauty, the state’s … Continue reading

Veitastrond Journal: Trekking Cabins Near Norwegian Glacier

by Ron Bernthal Situated in the western part of Norway on a small plateau overlooking the beautiful Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Tungestølen is the name of a group of new, pentagonal-shaped cabins designed by the Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta for a local … Continue reading

Antigua & Barbuda Prepares to Reopen

by Ron Bernthal The Government of Antigua & Barbuda has announced a phased approach to the reopening of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry as they prepare to welcome the first guests back on the island on June 4th, 2020, … Continue reading

The Travel Corporation, TreadRight Foundation Pledge to ‘Make Travel Matter’

You can run with the Masai, help build a school, see what it feels like to have to carry water barrels on your back; stay in a family’s home in Ecuador; in India, visit an elephant rescue preserve instead of … Continue reading