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Category Archives: Train Fun

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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Greatest Travel Playlist Ever!

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What’s your top tune to get out the door? Your best ever driving song? The music you have to listen to when the ‘plane takes off? We’ve trawled the redspottedhanky.com archives for some top tips, and compiled the greatest travel playlist in the history of transport. Here are a few of our faves. Thanks to all the music geeks and travel junkies who helped us out…

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The redspottedhanky.com Valentine’s Survival Guide for Singles!

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Valentine’s schmalentines. If you’re sick of cutesy e-cards and saccharine status updates, it’s time to fight back. Trouble is, it can be hard to find quick break destinations that aren’t going to be overrun by doe-eyed couples. Well, fear not – because we’ve put together a list of single friendly destinations for you. Room for one, please captain. We’re going on holiday!

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2014 Sporting Highlights

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2014 Sporting Highlights

2014’s set to be another great year for sport. Whether you’re travelling to the city to watch England’s 2014 World Cup effort get under way, or heading up to Leeds to get involved with Stage 1 of the Tour de France, redspottedhanky.com can help bring those costs down with winning discounts on everything from trains to hotel rooms!

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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 →

10 Reasons to Travel by Train at Half Term

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With half-term coming up, it’s no surprise if you’re looking to whisk the kids on a day trip or staycation. We asked Debbie O’Connor – a mum and the brains behind two popular parenting blogs: Motivating Mum and Mum’s the Boss – to give us her view on half-term travelling and tips on where to take the kids.

So keep on reading and get some ideas for your family…

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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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Halloween Treats: Ghost Trains and Haunted Stations

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The next time you hop on a train, spare a thought for some of the gruesome and chilling ghost stories that could be haunting the tracks. Trains and train stations have long been a centre for ghoulish legends throughout the years, including some truly terrifying tales that are said to be true.

We’ve collected some of our favourite spooky train stories for you to enjoy this Halloween, so read on and give yourself something spectral to reflect on during your next train journey…
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5 Of The World’s Most Unusual Train Stations

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What kind of things do you hope to find in your local train station? Updated and accurate departure boards, clean bathrooms, maybe a place to grab a quick coffee? Those are all ideal train station components, but there are some cities who’ve decided to take station design to the cutting edge – or is that the edge of reason?

Read on to discover some of the world’s weirdest and most interesting train stations before booking any European Rail or worldwide train adventures…
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