The Gilded Age was a wonderful era in the history of travel, particularly from 1860 to 1910. This was the time of enormous economic growth in the United States, as the industrial revolution really began to take hold. Thanks to the advent of steam engines, rail and ocean travel became fast and luxurious and the “Grand Hotels” were built to accommodate travelers in the same luxurious style in the U.S. and Europe.
Many of the best hotels in history were built during this time, and many still welcome travelers today in the same “Gilded Age” style. Gilded Age travel is one of my particular interests. Stay tuned as I share more about this magnificent travel story and learn how you can travel in the same style today.