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May 20, 2009

Tips for Traveling by Train

Traveling by Train With ever increasing air travel frustrations and higher fuel price, train travel may be the alternative travelers are looking for. Trains offer a relaxed vacation environment and add the romance of traveling by train.
 

Here are a few tips to consider when traveling by train.

·         Consider taking the train on long trips when you have kids in tow; it can be much more relaxing than driving and a better opportunity to spend quality time talking or playing cards.

  • Plan any train trip ahead of time; prices rise as departure dates near, and deluxe cabins sell out quickly.
  • Make sure you know what time meals are served in the dining car, and arrive early to get a spot. You’ll most likely share a table with other passengers. If you don’t feel like being social or are a picky eater, pack your own food.
  • Do not lose your ticket — some rails will wait to collect them well after you board.

Click here for a full list of train travel tips.

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