I have said it before, and I will say it again, I prefer trains over planes and especially over buses. I started writing this post in May (yes it has been a draft for that long) but after my experience on that Friday night – a 3.5 hour delay – I almost scrapped the whole thing. Then I remembered my colleague who headed to the airport only to have her flight canceled once she got there and she had head home only to go back the next day to a different airport and get on the same plane. I decided not to hit delete.
A few months later, I am back to being fully in love with trains. Here are a few Amtrak Instagrams form the past two years – I would have many more except I use the Amtrak app whenever possible!
Trains and I are great friends and for trips to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. it is by far the best way to travel. Here are just a few things I love about the train:
+ Stations are more centrally located in the heart of the city
+ Easy to arrive 15 minutes before departure with no problem
+ Quiet car
+ Free Internet
+ No hidden fees
+ No traffic or abrupt starting and stopping
+ No security lines or baggage limitations
+ Ability to move around
Granted, I know trains are not ideal for all trips, especially journeys over 300 miles ,and there are occasional problems, delays and such, but trains and I are having a love affair and I do not expect it to end soon!
What is your preferred method of travel?