Do you like to travel by train? I’m a big fan of train travel, even if I don’t do it as much as I’d like. I don’t really live in a train friendly part of the world, although that is starting to change. My city recently got rail service a few years ago, and there is talk of a stop eventually closer to my house. If that happened, I could imagine taking the train a lot more.
I may not live in a train friendly place, but my history with trains is dear to me. I love to be on a train – especially if it’s not going underground. (Though subways are cool too.) I love to relax with a book or magazine and just stare out the window. The longest I’ve traveled on a train was 12 hours in Europe, and I loved it. If I could travel by train instead of by car inside my own city, I’d be quite happy.
When I think about riding a train, it makes me think of the different types of people I encounter. The business people who have made taking the train routine in their lives. Tourists who are soaking in the novelty of being on a train. People from the suburbs coming in to the city for some fun.
And of course, how each person acts on a train reveals his or her personality traits. We introverts like to have our headphones in and books out. Extroverts are more likely to talk – or at least take in all the extra stimulation. Thinking of these differences led me to write The Train Oracle. Give it a go, and let me know what you get!
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on The Train Oracle? Is it true for you?
- What is your favorite way to travel?
- Have you ever regularly traveled by train?
- What’s your best train memory?