The price of diesel and petrol are through the roof and air travel is not only expensive, but also full of irritating issues such as serpentine queues and invasive security checks. That leaves the more discerning among us with the third choice – traveling by train.
As it is, air travel has lost its charm. It sure was a great deal before but things have changed completely since the last some years. Air travel is slowly being preferred only by those that just want to reach their destination as soon as they can. More and more travelers nowadays prefer a nice, comfortable journey that is an experience in itself, and what better than the train to give them that.
Tips and suggestions
If you are among those that like train travel, it would great to have a structured plan in place so that you don’t have to face any issues while traveling.
It is always better to plan a vacation well in advance. You will find it extremely tough to get tickets the closer you get to the travel date. And in case you are a group or a family, in case you don’t book your tickets early on, you may get seats that are placed in different coaches, or at the opposite ends of the same coach. What fun would that journey be when you are separated from your family or friends by many rows of seats in between?
While there’s no real limit on what you can carry along, do not pack up the entire house for a vacation. Not only would you spend all your time managing your belongings, you will be worried about their safekeeping all along. Just pack what you think you may need. Do remember to carry along a small blanket or shawl since the temperature control in coaches is notorious for its vagaries. You want to enjoy the journey, not freeze to death!
Get entertainment along
No, there will be no dancing troupes jiggling or music sensations crooning away in the coach. While it is going to be fun striking up conversations with your fellow travelers, it would be better if you plan for your own entertainment for a train journey. In fact, the very length of a train journey is what appeals to so many travelers, who carry books, music, films, playing cards, and even board games to fill up the hours. Train journeys are for the patient souls who like to get the most out of free time. Some people just like to look out the windows at the changing panorama.
Meal Services in Train
What’s a great journey without scrumptious food? The lack of good grub will turn your journey into a living hell. While you can pack and get food along for the journey, you can also save yourself the hassle and go for ordering food online. Just go on to the search bar of any browser and type “Restaurant Train Delivers Food” and you will be astounded to see the huge list of ecatering companies that deliver hot, tasty food to travelers, sometimes right at the seat!
The ordering process is extremely simple and you will face no trouble in placing your order for the dishes you want to eat along the way. Once you make the payment, you can rest easy and truly enjoy your journey since eating your favorite food will not only satisfy your stomach, it will also satisfy your soul. I wish you bon voyage and bon appetite!