So we’ve had vacations, staycations, bleisure trips and, now, there’s the ‘traincation’ – thanks to the growing trend for budget boutique breaks and eco-luxe getaways, rail travel is experiencing a renewed surge in popularity. Of course, new high-speed rail links into Spain and Italy (not to mention trusty Eurostar destinations) help a fair bit. If train travel makes you think of soggy sandwiches and grubby seats (or, if you’re a parent, Thomas the Tank Engine), think again: these days, it’s all sleek check-in desks, designer laptop docks and three-course meals. Not to mention never having to remove your shoes, no stomach-churning turbulence and tree-studded views from your seat.
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