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Train Travel: This Week on BootsnAll
Train Travel: This Week on BootsnAll Most of us can appreciate the wonder of walking around in a new city, of sampling new flavors in restaurants, and browsing through new shops. But, as the saying goes, it’s not all about the destination – sometimes it’s about the journey. Now, modern travel has its perks – speeding through time zones on a trans-Atlantic flight should make anyone feel awe-struck – but let’s face it, there’s nothing romantic or wistful about airports or airlines these days. Long lines, security checks, shoe removal, liquids in tiny containers, seats that hardly recline, extra fees for bad airline food… Combined, all this does a fine job of removing the fun from travel until you actually get where you’re going. Rail travel, on the other hand, retains much of its romantic appeal – which is why we’re focusing on it this week on BootsnAll. You’ll read about ways to make the most of long train journeys, and you’ll learn about some places in Eastern Europe where you can get off the beatean path while still sticking to the train lines. Week 12 of the Indie Travel Challenge 2012 is all about train travel. We’ve all heard rail travel described as “romantic,” and that has nothing to do with getting busy with the hot girl from the next bunk on an overnight ride across […]
This Week on BootsnAll: Train Travel
This Week on BootsnAll: Train Travel Too often, it seems travel becomes a race to see and do as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. We count countries, add up passport stamps, and by the time it’s all over, we’re exhausted and come home with little more than a few hastily taken photos of famous landmarks and a few less items left on our bucket lists. But we think travel should be less about where you’re going next and more about where you are know, less concerned with how quickly you got there than with what you learned along the way. So this week, we’re celebrating the joy of train travel. First up, we’ll showcase some of the most scenic train rides in the world, from Norway to Peru, Australia to Tibet. Then we’ll tell you what you need to know to make your first (or next) train trip in Europe go smoothly. On Wednesday, Adam Seper will inspire you with some epic and amazing classic journeys you can add to your trip. And we’ll wrap up the week with a complete guide to train travel in India. Read more about train travel around the world: 11 Ideas for Amazing Train Trips Around the World  11 of the World’s Coolest Train Stations 7 Best American Train Trips Under $100  Photo by abaransk
All Aboard: Announcing BootsnAll’s New Europe Rail Tool
All Aboard: Announcing BootsnAll’s New Europe Rail Tool We’ve got big news this week at BootsnAll: We’re launching a new new European rail tool that will allow you to not only book your European rail tickets online in one place, but that also offers some pretty significant discounts on the Italian rail system. By train is one of the best ways to see much of Europe, particularly Italy, and now you can book your tickets cheaply and easily on BootsnAll.     To celebrate the launch, we’re focusing on rail and other alternative forms of travel this week. We’ll explore unique river cruises and ways to see the world from the water, we’ll check out some of the coolest and most beautiful train stations in the world, and then we’ll cap off the week with a look at some of the most accessible cities for wheelchair-bound travelers. Until then, check out these other great articles on train travel. Announcing a New Europe Rail Tool (Plus 6 Reasons to Love It) Train travel in Italy 7 Best American Train Trips Under $100 Train travel in France Train travel in Spain   Blogging for New Zealand   Twin tragedies have hit the world in the last month. First Christchurch, New Zealand, was hit by an earthquake on February 22. Then Japan got hit with a double-whammy of destruction in the […]