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Category Archives: On board entertainment

Best Books to Read Whilst Travelling

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Unplug your iPod and stop staring out the window. The great British commute is the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. Forget the books you’ve always meant to get around to, though, and ignore the opportunity to make yourself look all intellectual and stuff. We’ve picked some proper reads to transport you to a better place…

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How to keep a Travel Journal

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How to Keep a Travel Journal

Fancy yourself as the next Bill Bryson? Every great travel writer keeps a journal, and every great journal is the perfect reminder of your adventure. It can be pretty hard to know where to begin, though – so we’ve put together some top advice on how to make those memories count. From saving those all-important train tickets to writing it while it’s hot, this is how to do it right!

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Tantrum free trips: taking your kids on the train

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Entertaining kids on the train

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Travelling with children can be a challenging experience but there are loads of reasons why taking a trip on the train is a great idea. As well as being more environmentally friendly than flying or driving, travelling with kids is often the cheapest option as there are usually plenty of train deals available for families.

Of course, travelling with youngsters can be a bit of a daunting prospect. But with a little imagination and planning a lengthy journey can be turned into a fun experience. If you’re taking a long trip with children in tow we’ve written up some top tips on how to keep your kids entertained on the train. Continue reading →

New Year’s Resolutions: Getting on Track

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News Year 2013
Making New Year’s resolutions is easy, sticking to them often isn’t. Start off on the right foot this year by choosing resolutions that will change your life for the better without making you feel as though you have an impossible mountain to climb.

Did you know that the tradition of making resolutions for the New Year stretches all the way back to 153 BC? That’s sure to represent a lot of broken promises over the centuries, seeing as many studies have found that up to three quarters of resolvers crumble before the year is out. Set achievable goals and get yourself on the right track this year, by reading on for our resolution tips…
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RSH Christmas Commuter’s Playlist

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Christmas is just around the corner, and while for many of us that means a few days off from school or work, it also means you might be gearing up for a few long train journeys as you travel home for the holidays.

To help you get into the festive spirit this holiday season, we’ve put together the ultimate Christmas playlist to listen to as you start travelling around the country visiting family and friends. Keep the holiday spirit going with cheap train tickets and then sit back and enjoy everything from the classics to the contemporary hits on our Christmas Commuter’s Playlist, featuring the favourites as picked by our redspottedhanky readers…
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Survive the Cold Weather: Winter Travel Tips

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When the weather outside is frightful, it’s only natural to sometimes wish you could stay at home under a blanket. However, just because winter has come around it doesn’t mean life can grind to a halt, so make sure you’re able to get from A to B with minimum fuss by following some of our top winter travel tips.

From cheap train tickets to great ways to stay relaxed while you’re on the move, we’ve got some great advice to help you stay warm and full of goodwill. Read on and prepare yourself for getting where you need to be this winter…
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Great Christmas Gifts for your Favourite Commuters

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When you start your Christmas shopping, spare a thought for all of your friends and loved ones who spend part of their busy day commuting. With a little bit of imagination and a carefully chosen Christmas gift, you could make sure they enjoy every journey to the fullest.

Cheap train tickets are sure to be at the top of plenty of Christmas lists and once you have those sorted with a little bit of help from redspottedhanky.com, it’s time to start looking further afield From small, silly stocking fillers to brilliant gifts to place under the tree, there are tons of presents that are perfectly suited to frequent train travellers. Read on and see if you can spot the perfect gift for your favourite commuter…

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Tips For Travelling with Children this Christmas

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It can be hard enough to keep children sitting still at the best of times but when Christmas rolls around, the task can become far trickier. But don’t worry, if you have a long train journey ahead this festive season, this handy selection of tips and tricks could help you keep your little ones happy the whole way there.

Choose cheap train tickets before you travel to make sure you don’t eat into your Christmas budget. Get stuck into our Christmas travel trips and plan a train journey that’s fun and festive to keep your little angels happy…
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RSH Book Club: Bath Children’s Book Festival and Classic Kids Books

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Books are a window on the world and a massive part of the learning process for little ones. But they’re also a source of a lot of fun and joy. Take a train to Bath this autumn and enjoy introducing your kids to a whole host of new characters at the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature.

There are more than 100 bookish events for your kids to enjoy and if you take a look at our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you go, you could save money on your travel. Even if you can’t make the festival, you can transform your normal train journeys with the help of some wonderful classic children’s literature. Read on to find the perfect books for long journeys …

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Top Ten Tips for Regular Rail Commuters

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If you’re back to work and the summer holidays are already a distant memory, the daily commute doesn’t have to bring you down. Make sure your work-related train journeys are as pleasant as possible with cheap train tickets and a little preparation.

Read on for some handy hints for banishing post summer, railway blues…

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