As of December 11th, 2023, the night train from Paris to Berlin is finally back after a nine-year break! Yes, you can fall asleep looking at the Eiffel Tower and wake up just in time to grab some currywurst.
As of right now, the Nightjet service, operated by Austrian rail company ÖBB, runs three times a week, but it’s expected to up its service to once a day by summer. The entire ride takes 15 hours, so passengers can comfortably sleep through a good chunk of it.
What It’s Like on Board
The trains have solo and shared compartments, ranging from regular to deluxe, with the latter containing its own bathroom complete with shower. Passengers who book a sleeping car will be served breakfast, complete with coffee and tea, in the morning.
For those interested in experiencing this journey first-hand, the current timetable is as follows:
Berlin 20:18 – Paris 10:24 (Mon, Wed, Fri) Paris 19:12 – Berlin 08:26 (Tue, Thu, Sat)
When you think of all-inclusive resorts, your mind may conjure up images of Jamaica, the Bahamas or the Maldives. Yet, right here in the USA, you can bask in the same level of luxury and convenience without needing to go through passport control. Here are 10 of the finest all-inclusive resorts across the United States that offer an enticing blend of relaxation, adventure, and opulence, all bundled into one package.
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
There’s space for 32 guests in this secluded lodge—but no hydrophones allowed, this retreat is only accessible by boat!
This getaway offers a tranquil escape within an 11,000-acre wildlife sanctuary. It promises VIP service, delectable seafood, and close encounters with diverse fauna.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch, Colorado
Nestled in the Colorado wilderness, this luxury ranch resort includes everything you need for an adventure-packed getaway. Your stay covers meals, beverages, horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, and more. After a day of exploration, unwind in a cozy log cabin.
Bungalows Key Largo, Florida
An adults-only haven nestled in a lush botanical garden by the beach, Bungalows Key Largo offers private bungalows with thoughtful amenities. Your stay includes access to pools, yoga classes, cruiser bikes, and most dining options. Zen—to the max.
Fair Hills Resort, Minnesota
A beloved old-fashioned summer camp since 1906, Fair Hills Resort offers families a fun-filled retreat with activities ranging from fishing to scavenger hunts. It’s a budget-friendly all-inclusive choice for a classic vacation.
Skytop Lodge, Pennsylvania
This historic mountain resort sprawled across 5,500 acres in the Poconos has attracted guests since 1928, including breakfast and dinner at the lodge’s eateries.
Golf fans also have a course at their fingertips! The Poconos golf course boasts bunkers, water, and tree-lined fairways. Grab your clubs.
The Tyler Place Family Resort, Vermont
Nestled on Lake Champlain, this resort caters to families with a mix of cottages and suites, offering a range of amenities and activities for all ages. Kids’ programming is provided during dinner.
Miraval Resorts & Spas
With locations in Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, and California, Miraval Resorts & Spas provides immersive wellness experiences. Meals focus on healthy eating, and guests can participate in cooking classes and wellness activities.
Blackberry Farm, Tennessee
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm offers a picturesque retreat with an all-inclusive package covering lodging, snacks, and three daily meals. Explore various outdoor activities at this charming resort.
Grand Hotel, Michigan
Set on Mackinac Island, this 19th-century summer resort offers a range of packages including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Choose from themed weekends for a unique experience.
Mohonk Mountain House, New York
Mohonk Mountain House offers a mix of Victorian charm and modern amenities. Your stay includes three farm-to-table meals and access to outdoor activities like hiking and snowshoeing.