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How to Travel Europe by Train

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I’ve been booking trains in Italy for many years, and oh, the problems. Trenitalia’s official website is buggy to say the least, and the ticket machines in train stations are as confusing as the humans at the ticket counters. Worse, using foreign (American, French, etc.) credit cards can cause even more headaches. Italians have these problems …

In our search for the cheapest tickets and easiest booking, we’ve reviewed all of the options for buying train tickets for Spain — from the official Renfe site to a number of private portals. While Spanish trains in general are a pleasure to ride, the national train company’s own website is full of problems (error messages, declined …

We’ve been travelling all around Europe by train for two decades now, and we’ve got more than a few dos and don’ts to have a cheap, comfortable, and lovely time rolling across the continent. We’ll go through how to best book train tickets from outside (or inside) Europe, what to take on board, and how …

If you are blocked by error messages on OUI.sncf or Ouigo.com, you’re not alone. The websites have lots of redirects and undergo constant updates that can render them in some cases nearly unusable. Fortunately, there are easy solutions as well: options for buying French train tickets from private portals. You can get the same tickets at …

We ran our usual, exhaustive meta-analysis on the new Bose Soundlink Micro Bluetooth speaker, comparing what the best audio critics had to say about it with their comments on the well-known (and quite fêted) other Bose speakers, especially its close cousin the not-quite-as-small Bose Soundlink Color II. We’ll also share how these stack up against the other …

The French train operator’s websites OUI.sncf and Ouigo.com are notorious about rejecting bank and credit cards from outside of France. Users with cards from the United States, Australia, and Canada in particular report problems with payments not going through or getting rejected. We’ve been carefully researching the best alternatives for foreigners looking to purchase French train tickets …

We’ve compared every small Bluetooth speaker on the American market by size and weight — in centimeters and grams. This compliments our meta-review of Bluetooth speakers and focuses on the smallest speakers available. There is also a version of this chart in inches and ounces. The table below starts with the lightest speakers and moves up by weight. It also …