31 Oct '11, 4pm

Why train travel is the best way to go

Why train travel is the best way to go

On a recent trip, I opted to take the train for 19 hours rather than a two-hour flight, a layover and one-hour flight, because all told, even though flying was "faster," I would end up traveling for about nine hours taking into consideration getting to the airport, plus all the transfers and the layover time. I knew from experience that between the lines and boarding and bag wrestling and train-to-subway-to-light-rail-to-plane I would be totally stressed out. Taking the train meant a 10-minute commute to the station and then I was off to my destination. It would take longer, but the time en route would be enjoyable, as opposed to almost 10 hours of what I consider to be nerve-wracking travel via plane (or more if I missed a connection somewhere).

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