Using websites, apps, our smart phones as well as other technological marvels has really made our traveling lives much easier. For the past few weeks I’ve tried to share about some of our favorites. By far the site that has been most helpful is one we’ve been using for years. The Man in Seat 61 is a site devoted to making train and ferry travel easier. The site was very helpful to us as we traveled through Africa by train. It continues to be our go to site as we travel Southeast Asia by train. Anywhere you want to travel by train this site will have information for you.
Here are some of the great things about travel by train as confirmed by our BOLT experiences and the Man in Seat 61 :
Train travel is safe and clean. It is usually less expensive than air travel and more comfortable than travel by bus.
There are beautiful sights to see: small towns, beautiful countryside.
Train stations are often beautiful architectural structures.
Train stations are usually much closer to town than airports.
Train travel can be very relaxing and a great chance to catch up on your reading.
Traveling overnight can save money on hotel rooms.
Train travel is a great way to meet new people and make new friends
BOLT loves Train Travel!