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The Benefits of Train Travel

Next time you’re traveling, skip the cramped airline seats and traffic jams and take your seat (or private cabin) on the train. Only on a train can you stretch out in a spacious seat, relax and watch the lush countryside roll by until you arrive safely at your destination right on time.

Traveling by train has always been popular in Europe, and it is starting to gain popularity in North America too. In addition to being cost effective, train travel is a stress-free way to get to your destination. If you’re still not convinced train travel is the way to go, here are just a few reasons to book today.

Flexible: Get the most out of your train journey by exploring multiple stops along your route, checking out the local landmarks. Buy a ticket that allows you to hop on and off, and you can enjoy big cities and small towns along the way.

Cost-effective: Trains are a great option for the budget-conscious traveler. Not only is a train ticket usually cheaper than a flight, but it’s also often cheaper than driving since you can skip the gas and tolls.

Comfortable: You’ll have access to plenty of room, a café car and possibly other amenities such as Wi-Fi on a train. If you’re seeking even more room, or traveling overnight, consider booking a private sleeper cabin.

Environmentally friendly: Trains are at the forefront of eco-friendly travel. Travel guilt-free knowing that your journey consumes less energy and produces less harmful pollutants than other modes of transportation. Best of all, by taking the train you’re reducing congestion on the roads and skies. Happy rails!

Clay Claiborne

Clay has been involved in the travel industry as a cruise counselor for the past 18 years. His interest in travel stems from his 30 years of military travel. He has sailed on Carnival, Princess, MSC, Norwegian, Caribbean and Disney cruise lines and has completed their training programs as a specialist for them.

Call Clay at (309) 428-5527 to plan your next getaway!