This volume captures the excitement of the past in journeys you can take today. Experience the luxury and romance of Europe's fabled Orient Express. Take a thrilling safari into the heart of East Africa by Jeep and hot-air balloon. Travel through exotic Rajasthan, India, on the Palace on Wheels excursion train and by elephant. Cruise between towering crags on the racing Yangtze River through a landscape cherished by poets and painters. Embark on one of the world's longest, most spectacular train rides as you follow the path of Canada's settlers who moved westward with the railroad. Period illustrations and biographical sketches of famous individuals associated with each journey add historical flavor.