Why We Should Travel More By Train
With the increasing awareness of our own ecological footprint, but also the desire to travel, there is only one compromise: travel by train!
This article will show you what it is like to travel even longer distances by train. After reading it, you can not wait to start your next trip! But this time you will take the train.
I want to show you all the advantages that this way of getting around has to offer. Apart from the fact that you will always have access to Spinia.
So let us start with the most obvious advantage: less stress. It is much easier and cheaper to reach the main train station than the airport.
This is because they are usually located outside the city, so you either have to take a cab or take a long bus ride. Also, you do not have to come so far in advance to get the train. Just go to the right platform and board your train car.
Plus, the tickets themselves are much cheaper! So you have more money to spend on your vacation. Once you decide to take the train, you will find that you have a lot more flexibility and simply less stress packing your bag.
There are no restrictions on liquids, so you won’t have any nasty surprises like sometimes happens at airports.
The best part for me is that you always have access to the internet. Either via wifi or mobile data. That means you can really make the most of your time onboard.
Not like on airplanes. You can work or just keep in touch with your friends and family all the time. You can spend the time watching a movie or your favorite show.
The most aesthetic point is the landscape you will discover. Of course, you won’t be above the clouds, but do not underestimate how beautiful the countries are from a different perspective! For example, if you take a train over the Alps in Europe.
It is breathtaking. Especially if you take a night train. Imagine waking up, looking out the window, and seeing the sunrise over the mountains.
But even outside of Europe, rail companies have had comfortable carriages and seats for a long time. Even if you have to stay on the train for more than 10 hours, you will be provided with everything you need. You will be provided with clean and fresh bed linen as well as towels.
There is also the possibility to refill water at any time without asking anyone. I highly recommend trying trains in the former Soviet Republics. They are really fun and the scenery you get to see is just fantastic.
Plus, you are more likely to have someone to talk to if you sit across from each other, even if you are traveling alone.
You will find how friendly people can be. They will be happy to share the food they brought with them and tell you a nice story.
You will have a lot more room to move around and maybe walk a bit. That is not possible on other forms of transportation. Also, there are more restrooms on a train than on other vehicles.
To all the younger readers, my advice is to take lots of pictures. For example, with your book and a cup of hot coffee. This is very popular on Instagram right now. Also, it shows the perfect atmosphere to get likes.
As you know, the airplane is the safest transportation option, but also the one with the lowest emissions. Think about your environmental footprint. And also think about your money. Because it is much more expensive.
Traveling by car is simply exhausting. The driver has to be focused all the time. There is less entertainment and you can not really move from your seats.
Plus, whenever someone has to go to the bathroom, the whole car has to stop. The worst scenario is when you break down in a foreign country and you do not know who to call. You may not even speak the language. But let us hope this never happens.
If you travel by car or plane, you will miss some really interesting stops. The train will also stop in smaller towns. This gives you the perfect opportunity to get off whenever you want. Just explore the smaller villages of a country. It will show you a whole different side.
But let us face it. Train rides are usually much longer than plane rides. But not always when you are traveling by car. There is some helpful advice on how to spend your time.
First, you can watch a movie or a series. Do not worry about a dead battery, because you can charge it on all long-distance trains. A good alternative is to simply read a book.
But for the workaholics among you, there is also the option to work remotely and complete your tasks. Or you can simply chat with the other passengers.
No matter what you decide to do. I promise you, it is always a good choice to take the train! No matter what region.