These Bucket-List Train Trips Prove It's All About the Journey

For many, modern-day train travel conjures images of sweltering subway platforms, sticky seats, and crammed carriages, but in a bygone era, a rail ticket marked the start of a romantic adventure. Cabins were fitted with plush period décor, meals were chef-prepared, and crisply attired attendants mixed martinis from a bar cart. It might seem like a long-lost tradition, but a handful of lines are intent on rekindling the romance of rail travel. Forget about trains as a means to get from A to B. These once-in-a-lifetime scenic adventures prove it’s the journey that counts.