With a hobby like model trains, rest and relaxation is often only a few feet away. But if your vacation plans this year call for traveling to a new world beyond your layout, you don't have to leave all of your trains at home.
Perhaps the easiest way to make trains a part of any vacation is to incorporate a ride or museum visit into the itinerary. A ride behind a steam locomotive or a visit to a large model layout is certainly an experience that can be fun for the entire family.
If you don't know what might be around your destination, talk to a travel agent or local visitors' bureau...or just do a quick online search.
Of course you shouldn't rule out making the train part of the way you get to your destination either! After all, if getting there is part of the fun then the vacation begins before you ever reach your destination. In today's security-intensive environment, trains often offer a more relaxed and family-friendly approach to travel.