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Traincation Inspiration: Andy Parsons, Iron Bru and dinosaur impersonators in Glasgow

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Do you have the best mum in the world? Why not let her know how special she is with a mini Traincation and a Mother’s Day giggle in Glasgow…

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10 of the greatest (and greenest) travel providers

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We understand that sometimes your holiday destination is just a bit too far to take a Traincation. So if you’re planning a trip further afield we can help you find some travel inspiration. From deep sea diving to WWOOFing, Global Cool reveal our top ten travel providers with the brightest ideas for unique and eco-friendly travel expeditions…

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Traincation Inspiration: Gypsy orchestras, “liver cheese” and giant Easter eggs in Budapest

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Don’t be down this Monday morning! If you’ve got the Monday blues and you’re still recovering from your St Paddy’s day antics it’s time to start planning a weekend to look forward to. And we’ve got the all the answers with a relaxing Traincation to Budapest…

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Traincation Inspiration: Monsters, vampires and popcorn in Paris

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With all the hype over Black Swan and The King’s Speech coming to an end, and Battle: Los Angeles getting such awful reviews, why not get back to basics with the Hammer House of Horrors film festival. Whether you fancy sinking your teeth into Dracula or you want to bring to life your love for Frankenstein, this is a film fest not to be missed by any avid movie buff. And what better way to get there than taking a mini Traincation to Paris…

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Traincation Inspiration: Sunshine, charcuterie and pancakes in Bordeaux

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Are you sick of shivering your way to work each day? If you’re getting a bit tired of this endless winter, escape the March cold snap with a sunny Traincation to Bordeaux…

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Traincation Inspiration: Fat monkeys, underwear processions and boat bars in Rotterdam

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It’s another cold and rainy Monday in February (boo), and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to get away. If you want to escape the mundane with a bit of culture it’s time to take a Traincation mini-break to Rotterdam…

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Traincation Inspiration: Herring tossing, cross-dressing and antiques in Dunkerque

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It’s another cold Monday morning in February, and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to get away. Fancy being someone else for the weekend? Don your disguise and take a Traincation mini-break to Dunkerque…

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Traincation Inspiration: A battle of flowers and parade of lights in Nice

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If your Valentine’s weekend wasn’t up to scratch why not treat yourself this weekend to a Traincation mini-break in Nice…

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Traincation Inspiration: Lion dances, acrobats and Chinese kites in Dublin

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Sick of being bombarded with Valentine’s Day advertising and overpriced romantic getaways? Or would you like to surprise your better half with a truly original weekend away? If mooning over each other in Paris is not for you, why not take a Traincation mini-break to Dublin…

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Traincation Inspiration: Cold wave, grime and dubstep in Berlin

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It’s another cold Monday morning in January, and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to treat yourself with a Traincation mini-break to Berlin…

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Traincation Inspiration: Red devils, bonfires and drummers in Barcelona

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It’s another cold Monday morning in January, and with the weeks stretching out endlessly until our summer shorts get a look in, it’s time to treat yourself with a Traincation mini-break to Barcelona…

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Christmas Traincation Inspiration: Zurich

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Our pick of the best places to go by train this Christmas…

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Christmas Traincation Inspiration: Ski-Train to Switzerland

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Global Cool picks ten of the best spots for a Christmas Traincation…

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Christmas Traincation Inspiration: Edinburgh

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Our pick of the ten best places to go by train this Christmas…

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Christmas Traincation Inspiration: Bring on Barcelona

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With Christmas rushing at us like an over-excited and slightly irritating aunt, it’s the perfect time to get away from this greying isle and sample some celebrations a little further afield. And what better way than to hop on a train? Over the next few weeks Global Cool picks ten of the best spots for a Christmas Traincation, continuing today with Amsterdam…

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Christmas Traincation Inspiration: Down in the ‘dam

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Global Cool picks ten of the best spots for a Christmas traincation…

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