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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

J’ai passé mes vacances… on a Traincation to the wild lakes of France!

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We all love sun, sea and sand… but this summer, why not try an alternative aquatic voyage and get better acquainted with some of France’s best kept secret landscapes…

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Bikinis in the snow? Go on then…

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Hotel Terra is everything you could wish for from a luxury hotel – and more…

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Justice, The Stone Roses and Mumford & Sons on a Swedish Traincation

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This week we are sending you on Traincation to get your groove on with Justice, The Stone Roses and Mumford & Sons at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden…

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Gorges, crags and a spot of abseiling on Traincation to Lleida

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This week we’re sending you on a rock climbing and abseiling adventure Traincation to Spain…

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Discover amazing Amsterdam, the city of canals

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ADVERTORIAL: Why you’ll want to get lost in the canals of everyone’s favourite Dutch city…

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Slip, slide and ski your way on a Traincation to Val Thorens

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This week we are sending you on a skiing Traincation to the famous Val Thorens…

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Just for the halibut! Take a fishing Traincation to Lisbon

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This week we are sending you on a fishing trip in Lisbon…

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Escape reality at the Magic Mountain Lodge in Patagonia, Chile

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This eco hotel, tucked away in the Huilo Huilo nature reserve in the Chilean Andes, is designed to grow with the forest…

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Cheese tasting in Italy – a Traincation that takes the biscuit!

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Fancy a holiday? Then check out this week’s awesome Traincation to Italy…

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Endless deserts, lantern-lit meals and the Great Sand Sea at the Adrère Amellal resort in Cairo

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Our next eco hotel installment it Adrère Amella in Egypt…

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Surf the waves on the back of a kite on Traincation to Tarifa, Spain

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This week we are sending you on a Kitesurfing trip to Tarifa, Spain…

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These boots are made for walking on Traincation to Germany

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This week we are sending you on a trekking Traincation to Germany…

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APPRENTICE QUIZ: Hired or fired – are you top dog in the office?

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Why not take our quiz to see whether you’re loved or loathed in the office…

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Skiing, paragliding and dog-sledding plus a night in the cosiest “igloo” ever

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Here’s the second instalment of Nicola Wheeler’s eco-hotels from around the globe. This week, it’s Whitepod in Switzerland…

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Battle the big waves on a white water rafting Traincation to Austria

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This week we are sending you on an exhilarating Traincation for some extreme white water rafting in Austria…

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Reasons to snog, marry and avoid Ryan Gosling, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gavin Henson

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This week we’re snogging Ryan Gosling (well, who wouldn’t?), marrying Leo DiCaprio and avoiding Charlotte Church’s ex like the plague…

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