Jennie, Ian and the team at 196Destinations.com are promoting train travel stories in order to make it easier to travel by train. If you would like to donate or contribute a story to our train travel promotion mission, please DM us on Twitter. In the meantime, enjoy this great article by Matthew. In autumn 2021Continue reading “Barcelona to Paris in search of Wilfred The Hairy”
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Meander round Italy, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium: part 1
Helen writes, “The Paris to Milan train was the best transport bargain I found for the trip – just £25 a ticket…” read more of her & Tom’s adventure from London to Italy and back over 7 weeks.
The Importance of Being Earthbound
In 2019, a group of French rail enthusiasts decided there was only one way to get to the Tokyo Olympics, and that was by train. With all those wonderful places en route, why not? 2020 put a dent in their plans like they did in most people’s, but the organisation they founded, Once Upon A Train,Continue reading “The Importance of Being Earthbound”
Madrid To Barcelona By FAST Train
Is cheap train travel possible between Madrid and Barcelona?
Copenhagen to Malmö
²Boarding the 029 Øresundståg train, I briefly wondered if I’d accidentally stumbled into first class, but it turned out that Scandinavian trains are just incredibly posh.”
Armenia to Ukraine Part 4: Odessa to Lviv
“You’ll love Odessa,” my Ukrainian friend Krystyna said, when I described the plan. “You’ll wish you had more time there.” She wasn’t wrong – it’s now yet another on my list of places I have to go back to someday. She also told me that Odessa is famous for two things – the sea, andContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 4: Odessa to Lviv”
The Future Of Train Travel
In the near future, we’ll need more train services, as they’ll be less airplanes. What will those services look like?
Armenia to Ukraine Part 2: Tbilisi to Batumi by not-quite-sleeper.
“I’ve never heard of that,” said my Georgian host, Saba, from the other side of a large khachapuri. This was not good news for my attempts to book the elusive sleeper train from Yerevan to Batumi, which supposedly stopped in Tbilisi along the way, and which I was supposed to be boarding in a coupleContinue reading “Armenia to Ukraine Part 2: Tbilisi to Batumi by not-quite-sleeper.”
Overland Travel Stories
Hello and welcome to the relaunched 196 Destinations. We will be building a community of overland travellers, and sharing inspiring travel stories. I’m Ian and I launched a bucket-list startup some years ago. Now is the time for a different angle and to encourage more people to consider the train, coach, boat or even cycle.Continue reading “Overland Travel Stories”