When in Rome . . . or Paris . . . or Copenhagen . . .

One of the things I enjoy most about foreign travel is observing how things are done differently in other countries.

However, when confronted by these differences, I do think most Americans make note that it’s different without wondering why it’s different.

I have always wondered why American tourists haven’t come back from visits to France or Germany or Spain or Japan or China and said, “Hey! How come we don’t do more to accommodate people who don’t own a car?”

You want to go from Point A to Point B within the City of Paris? Here you go.
This is the main railway station in Copenhagen.

Or, if you have to get to where you’re going by train, just peddle to the train station, stash your bike and take the train. There are local trains that travel 20 miles per hour and intercity trains that run at 200 miles an hour.

Fast. Convenient. Frequent. And safe. What’s not to like about that?

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Just Released!

A New Book by

Fifty stories from life and 350,000 miles of train travel.

  • Across the U.S. and Canada by train.   
  • London to Paris at 187 mph.      

  • An unexpected performance of Cats in Mongolia.
  • Goose bumps on a warm night in Red Square.
  • Spotting wild camels in the Australian outback.
  • Finding real cowboys in Hungary.

Now available in Kindle and paperback editions from Amazon.



This new book by Jim Loomis is a quick and easy read, full of interesting information about Hawaii that most people don’t know and are surprised to learn:

• There were actually two attacks by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor during World War Two

• There were real cowboys working on ranches in Hawaii *before* there were cowboys in Texas.

• Outdoor advertising (billboards) has been illegal in Hawaii for 100 years.

$6.95 per copy6
6Order direct from the publisher, and use the code: FASCINATEME and the publisher will pay for the shipping.




All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide

Fifty stories drawn from 300,000 miles of train travel. The latest version of Jim Loomis's acclaimed All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide (4th Edition, 2015) is available in stores and online in both printed and electronic formats.
Chicago Review Press, 4th edition (Jan 2015)

Available in four formats:
Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, and Mobipocket (for Kindle)
ISBN 9781569761823

Learn more about the book or order it now directly from Chicago Review Press.


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