Looking to Travel Medium-Distance? Try a Train!

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Are you trying to figure out your next medium-distance trip? This type of vacation is perfect, because while it isn’t just next-door, you also don’t have to go all the way across the world to find something new and different.

Medium-length travel usually requires a few hours of a journey in order to reach your destination, but that length is just enough to put you out of your zone of familiarity and into a world with all kinds of new things to discover.

Have you considered making this type of journey via train, though?


With the advent of low-cost airlines, which have made air travel more accessible for all, it’s now common for people to travel from places like Paris to Bordeaux in the air. While this trip would only take a few hours by car or by train, it’s now common to hop on a flight that takes less than an hour.

But did you know that this can have grave consequences on the environment? The environmental impact of a plane flight is much greater than a trip on a train. While air travel might be faster, you’re actually contributing much more greenhouse gas emissions if you’re flying through the skies.

Traveling by train is not only more environmentally-friendly, but it also gives you a fantastic opportunity to stay connected and be productive online as well as with the “real world.” Also, it allows you the chance to see the landscape between your two destinations up close and personal!

So, the next time you set out on a medium-length journey, consider taking the train instead of a plane!