Travel: What A Way To Go

To get back on track, try taking the train this summer

Psyches unravel. Odysseus and Chevy Chase become role models. Marriages crack. And the kids? Don't ask. It's summer-vacation time. The skies are jammed, the interstates gridlocked. Getting there demands endurance, adrenaline and maybe a good lawyer. Hardened travelers know the holidays do not really begin until they arrive at their destinations -- and the luggage is finally found.

But these days a growing number of savvy vacationers are leaving the car in the garage and bypassing the airport. They are going in style, taking scenic and luxury train trips on which the fun -- and a bit of fantasy -- begins...

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