Jacobite Steam Train, West Highland Railway, Scotland
Harz Mountain Railway, Germany
The Flam Railway, Norway
Le Train des Pignes, Provence, France
The Inlandsbanan, Sweden
The Glacier Express, Switzerland
Around the world by train. And not just any old trains either. This rather epic journey will see me travelling on some of the world's most celebrated railway lines and trains. Over 50,000km by train. Only occasionally leaving the rails to fly over/sail across the blue bits on the map.
Join me as I follow the sun and document this unique travel experience. Pull up a chair and watch, through my eyes, as the world rolls by.
The trip does have a serious side as well though. Highlighting the benefits of rail travel.
In this Unbrave New World of ours, the fun and romance has been ripped from international travel. We live in an age where long-distance travel usually involves the frustrating ordeal of numerous airport queues, before cruising at 40,000ft over the world below; while wedged into narrow seats in an aluminium tube, breathing recycled air. Alternatively, we could always drive there. And spend interminable hours staring at the brake lights of the caravan in front. Either option leaving us absolutely frazzled when we arrive at our destination.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Your holiday can start the minute you step out of your front door.
Your holiday isn't just about your destination. Getting there is also part of your holiday experience. And it should be anticipated with relish. Not only is rail travel fun, exciting, comfortable (and relatively inexpensive), you also get to immerse yourself in the local day-to-day life of the places you travel through.
But don't just take my word for it.
I'll let these guys explain the benefits of the train: Five Reasons Why We Love Train Travel
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