I came across an article most recently with regard to rail travel and the popularity it has gained especially with older travelers. The thought of a train journey aroused my curiosity and begin to wonder which train ride would provide the most impressive trip. A leisurely ride with a view of Mother Nature’s mountains, rivers, forests, animals, etc. conjured up thoughts of meditation, relaxation, and inner peace. Eureka!—Canadian Rockies.
For those of you who are middle aged and planning to wed soon, a trip of this kind may appeal to you too. The New York Times travel section recently had an article on Vancouver British Columbia, Canada fine dining that especially struck a chord with me. I thought to myself a Canadian Rockies train ride from Vancouver combined with a stay 2-3 day excursion on the western coast of Vancouver makes for a relaxed beautiful nuptial celebration.
According to the article, not only does the Vancouver offer spectacular settings but is matched by fine dining, notably on the western coast town of Tofino. Establishments leading the culinary scene is the Pointe at the Wickaninnish Inn, Wolf in the Fog, and the Wildside Grill, to name a few.
Tofino can be reached by air, land or sea. To have more time in Tofino, my choice would be take a charter flight. However, ferry service is available and of course, if you prefer a scenic drive, then hit the road.
My suggested train ride is The Rocky Mountaineer-celebrating 25 years of service and a winner of the prestigious Travvy Award (considered to be the best in travel based on a rigorous 3 step selection process) has become the highest rated leisure train rides in the world. Travel enthusiasts of The Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Northwest are offered 45 scenic rail packages all based on five core routes. Three tiers of services: Red Leaf, Silver Leaf, and the top onboard service Gold Leaf.
Sounds like a SWEET honeymoon!
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