If you ask me, the best thing about traveling by train is that you can wear your shoes and keep them on for the entire journey. Nope, not the free Wi-Fi or the scenery or even the dining and wining. For me, it’s all about the shoes. I can ignore the delays and the added travel time. At least I don’t have to take off my shoes and put them in a bin. I don’t care if I am standing behind somebody like George Clooney from ‘Up in the Air’. No matter how efficiently you do it, there is no graceful way of taking off your shoes and walking around in your socks in public.
But my favorite mode of travel remains the never-out-of-style road trip. You stop when you want, there’s no limit to the number of things you can carry, you can pack five different types of sunscreen and all your boots. Just dump them in the trunk and you are good to go! It helps that I love driving and USA has an amazing network of well-maintained interstate highways, one of the best in the world.
It’s not always about traveling from point A to point B (unless it’s for business or something urgent); when it comes to vacation travel, what also matters is how you get there.