Train travel is experiencing a renaissance, fueled by its sustainable credentials and the promise of a scenic adventure. Uncover the profound benefits of embracing a slower pace by incorporating rail travel into your plans. It allows for some spontaneity in your journey that air travel can’t match, at least not without incurring extra costs. Here are a couple of train trips that are high on my list.
While opulent trains like the Belmond’s Orient-Express are alluring, a myriad of alternatives deliver comfort and something unique. After a memorable trip to Montenegro, I am eager to experience the Montenegro Express from Belgrade to Bar. It is a journey steeped in history and scenic beauty, treating passengers to a visual feast that can only be experienced from the rails. The southern route of this overnight train graces early-risers with stunning vistas worthy of setting an alarm.
Embark on a journey to the heart of Sri Lanka aboard the Kandy to Ella train. Winding through rolling tea plantations, misty forests, and quaint villages, this journey offers a glimpse into the soul of Sri Lanka. The train, a lifeline for many local communities, represents a sustainable travel choice that maximizes cultural exchange. Sri Lanka's offerings are vast, from its diverse wildlife and culinary delights, to wellness retreats.
These are merely a glimpse into endless possibilities to explore the world by train. The resurgence of train journeys offers a hopeful path forward as we navigate more sustainable travel. By opting to slow down and enjoy the journey, travelers can reduce their environmental impact, support local communities, and rediscover the joy of the journey.
Interested in weaving train travel into your next trip? I am here to assist. Reach out to me at Tanya@MariposaTravelAdvisors.com. Meanwhile, let me share one of my favorite resources, The Man in Seat 61, (www.seat61.com). Mark Smith’s extensive insight on train travel worldwide might just get you dreaming.
By Tanya Gilbert