Before this year started, I spent a lot of time looking back at my past year of travels. I wanted to reflect on and learn how I could do this travel thing a little different. To be more specific, I was looking into the various modes of transportation I used in the past year: ranging from planes to trains, cars, motorbikes, the occasional tuk-tuk and bicycles. And it got me thinking: how could I switch things up this year in order to make sure I have more memories of the transportation aspect of my trips?
Let’s talk air travel
Now, let’s talk land travel
Specifically, train travel
My 2020 travel goal: Travel by train
Every traveler and explorer has their own travel style that mirrors their personality and values. I’m not anti-flying or saying flights should be stopped until the aviation industry comes up with a sustainable solution for it’s carbon emission contributions. I’m saying on an individual level, we each have a responsibility and can play a key role in the personal decisions we make before planing our next trip. In some countries, train travel may actually have the upper hand in terms of accessibility and convenience for getting you to your destination. We just have to take some time to do our research and go with the best, non-selfish choice!
Do you have a similar perspective on this topic and are you thinking of the same goal for your 2020?
I leave you with this thought-provoking quote I came across by Mehmet Murat ildan, Turkish writer.
Trains always arrive at your station. The question is which one to take?