Overnight train travel is having something of a renaissance as concerns mount over the impact of passenger flights on the climate crisis. Here are some of the best sleeper trains you can use to get around Europe while reducing your impact on the planet.
In the United Kingdom, try the Night Riviera service from London to Penzance in Cornwall. Operator Great Western Railways refurbished the sleeper cars in 2018, and the new look is great.
Another U.K. route is the Caledonian sleeper from London to various destinations in Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen, Fort William, Perth and Aviemore. These cars have also had a recent upgrade, making the journey far more comfortable than a plane.
On the continent, why not try the Trenhotel Lusitania between the Spanish capital of Madrid and its Portuguese counterpart, Lisbon? Alternatively, you can make the journey from Paris to Rome on the overnight Thello sleeper train.
Further east, why not check out the Nightjet services linking Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, with various destinations connected by overnight services? EuroNight also runs a number of services in Eastern Europe, including the Ister from Budapest to Bucharest, the Lisinski from Austria to Slovenia and the Kalman Imre from Munich to Budapest.
TritonWear is an innovative IoT product that’s bringing elite sport analytics to everyday swimmers. The affordable and user-friendly technology was created by a Toronto startup and is aimed at swimmers looking to increase their speed and overall skill. The TritonWear platform, which includes both the wearable and the app, helps swimmers pinpoint weaknesses and reduce injury risk.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.