Mamamia Must-Go is your insider guide on what to see, do and eat at popular holiday destinations. It's where you'll find honest recommendations from the women who've been there. This week, journalist and author Paula Joye shares her train holiday recommendations.
There's something to be said for taking things slow.
And that includes shifting the pace on travel – something author, journalist and stylist Paula Joye experienced recently when she boarded the Great Southern to explore the east coast of Australia by train.
"Train travel, by its very nature, pulls you back in time," Paula shared of her recent trip from Brisbane to Adelaide, which took place over four days and three nights on Journey Beyond's newest route.
"It's a leaning into gentler times, and there's something really romantic about it, even down to the click-clack of the train, which is very soothing.
"There's no television on board, no WiFi in the cabins (although you can get connected in the lounge car!), and a lot of the time you're completely out of reception because you're in remote parts of Australia – and there's something very nice about that."
Even the cabin accommodation helps ease guests into that whimsical atmosphere, said Paula.