Railway Traveller offers destination inspiration for train and travel lovers around the globe. Through our daily updated site, weekly newsletter and social media output, we are dedicated to helping travellers enjoy the world’s greatest train journeys in the world.
Our aim is to provide our audience with insightful news and recommendations and share our love of train travel.
If you’re concerned about climate change, the great news is that train travel always comes out better than plane, often by a lot. For example, a journey from London to Madrid would emit 43kg (95lb) of CO2 per passenger by train, but 118kg by plane (or 265kg if the non-CO2 emissions are included). So the sheer pleasure of train travel is made even better by its (relatively low) carbon footprint.
We look forward to helping you choose a train journey you’ll remember forever and would love to hear your train travel stories.
Vicky Mayer, Co-Founder and Managing Editor
The seeds of Vicky’s life-long travel bug were planted by her merchant seaman Dad with his tales of the high seas and faraway islands. Though London-born she has lived in New York, Sydney and Melbourne, and spent 18 months travelling the world on a classic backpackers’ trip. As a travel journalist she has cruised to Belize, been flown to Althorp by helicopter and enjoyed the delights of a three-night journey on the Belmond Royal Scotsman. Though Vicky has been to Australia 13 times she is yet to visit Belgium or Croatia – so train trips nearer home are next on her travel list.
Isabella Sullivan, Co-Founder and Content Director
Born in South Africa, raised between Cape Town and the UK and now based in Dubai, Isabella has covered travel, lifestyle and F&B for close to a decade. She is the founder and editor of Near+Far – the Middle East’s newest luxury travel publication – and a former editor at Condé Nast Traveller Middle East. Her desire to re-romanticise slow travel and promote railways as a sustainable and enjoyable way to travel led her to co-found Railway Traveller.