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Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe

The best thing about Europe is that travel is easy. If you want to visit France for a day, you can probably do so. If you want to spend a day in Germany, you can hop on a train and make it a day trip. Europe provides one of the best travel experiences there is. Each nation has something unique to offer like monuments or museums you must visit at least once in your lifetime.

Europe also has a very complex rail system given that its nations are rather small and close to one another. Hopping on a train from Paris to Luxembourg is just as easy as taking a subway from one end of New York to the other end. When you’re in Europe, you can expect you’ll take the train at least once, whether it’s for a quick ride into the city or on a scenic rail tour. Continue reading “Tips for Traveling by Train in Europe” »

Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey

Train trips are great for a family. You can see places together that you’ve never visited before, but sometimes these places are far away so passing the time on a train ride should be fun. Parents are often looking for ways to keep their children occupied, but the game I-Spy has been used too much to distract younger kids. So instead, try some different games on a train journey as you await your arrival at your next destination. Continue reading “Games to Pass the Time on a Train Journey” »

How Should You Travel This Summer?

It’s June, and that means if you don’t have summer vacation plans yet, it’s time to start booking. Forget flying in a plane. Take a vacation that will really let you see and experience your surroundings. Planes are nice, if you’re trying to get somewhere fast. But whatever happened to good old fashioned road trips or train rides? What about taking the ferry or a cruise? The benefits of taking a slower mode of transportation means you’re traveling while on vacation. Cruises let you see islands and coastal areas around you. Train rides have stops along the way to see nature and explore. Road trips basically mean you get to plan wherever you stop and go. It’s all about experience, not traveling just to get nowhere fast. Continue reading “How Should You Travel This Summer?” »