1000 Flowers for the Planet - #246 Try the Train Before the Plane
When planning to travel long distances, before checking into the airport for a quick flight, consider travelling by train. It will take longer to get to your destination, however, the price of the ticket should be considerably cheaper. Furthermore, being forced to slow down could be a really good thing for you personally – for your health, your blood pressure and for your spirits. Taking a nice train trip enables you some time to sit and think, or just look at the beautiful scenery passing by. It’s a better way to see a country than by plane. It could give you time to think about your problems and work out solutions before you arrive at point ‘B’. It could give you time to work on that report the boss is chasing you for, or simply time to relax and do nothing at all.
The planet benefits because you’ll be contributing to reduced energy use and less carbon emissions. There will be less air pollution and less noise pollution. It’s easier to get to a train station than an airport too, so think about it for your next travel adventure.