"Combining the joy of slow travel and the unspoiled winter serenity of Alaska's backcountry, Alaska Railroad's Aurora Winter Train travels nearly 350 miles on a 12-hour journey between Anchorage and Fairbanks, passing through some of the most stunning landscapes in country," writes Travel + Leisure contributor Rachel Chang.

The popular publication highlights Anchorage as a hub for unforgettable winter train trips  and features the additional weekly departures scheduled to begin service in February. Read more.