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Those in the know are turning to trains for all their short haul travel needs, especially now airport check-ins have become peep shows for overworked security guards. Whether you’re looking to large it in Latvia or get kinky in Helsinki, we at Global Cool – and a bunch of our celebrity friends – have all the connections you need.

Get inspiration for your own Traincation by watching our videos here and reading our guides to the best destinations below. Follow us on Twitter @traincation

American Eagle’s coffee ground jeans + 3D-printed bikinis that clean polluted water

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This fortnight, it’s an eco fashion special (and some exciting news about Chinese trains)…

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COMP: Win a vintage faux leather luggage set

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This week’s prize is perfect for taking on all your train adventures…

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How to lose those pounds and pinch those pennies: Make 2015 the greatest (and greenest) year ever with our top five New Year’s resolutions

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We’re keeping it nice and easy this year with our top five New Year’s resolutions – a list of simple things you can do that will have a big impact on your life (and Mother Nature too)…

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Party your way into the New Year

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Looking for some last minute New Year’s Eve inspiration? Read on…

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The yummiest Christmas markets in Europe to visit by train

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Read on to find out the best places to go this Christmas…

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Finnair flies to New York partly fuelled by recycled cooking oil

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We were super pleased to hear that a Finnish airline ran a flight to New York earlier this month using recycled cooking oil…

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GET THE LOOK: Hats off to Pharrell’s awesome style

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We loved Pharrell’s look at Wireless last weekend and now you can copy his style…

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Planet protector Tobey Maguire vs. heavy metal hunters Metallica

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This week, it’s judgement day for Tobey Maguire and Metallica…

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Planet protector Ian Somerhalder vs. reckless rich girl Paris Hilton

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This week, it’s judgement day for Ian Somerhalder and Paris Hilton…

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Our Great Big French Adventure: Week #4

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Here’s our first instalment of our Great Big French Adventure. S’amuser…

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Bon Voyage! Global Cool are embarking on a French adventure

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We spend so long harping on at you about ditching the plane and taking a Traincation instead we though it was about time we put our money where our mouths are…

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Dave Franco the lord of longboarding vs. Louis Tomlinson the gas guzzler

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This week it’s judgement day for Dave Franco and Louis Tomlinson…

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WINTER ESCAPES: How to have an eco-adventure in Jamaica

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If you can’t turn the trip into a cool Traincation, just make sure you stay somewhere as awesome (and green) as Jamaica…

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Reasons to snog, marry and avoid Hugh Laurie, George Clooney and Afrojack

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This week we’re snogging a temperamental doctor, marrying an elusive bachelor and avoiding an egotistical DJ…

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On yer bike! Five super cycling holidays to treat your missus to

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Global Cool mate Jamie Rycroft has drawn up a list of five fantastic places in Europe where you and your loved one can rent bicycles, saddle up and explore new places…

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COMP: Win a big box of stuff (including cookbooks, DVDs and a signed The Script CD)

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Global Cool have been having a clear out (our mums made us do it) and instead of taking them home ourselves, we’ve decided to share them with you lovely people…

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