If Supermodel Bella Hadid can do it by pledging to plant 600 new trees to reduce the carbon footprint of her jet-setting lifestyle, you can do it too. If you can’t produce 600 trees, you can certainly opt for a travel plan that eliminates air travel. ResponsibleTravel.com has mapped out an 80-day trip to see some of the world’s largest expanses of land and sea via trains and cargo ships via a more responsible, slower yes, but greener, more carbon-footprint-minimizing mode of transportation compared to air travel. Britain’s Responsible Travel Company’s Around the World Holiday Without Flying package will take you on an unforgettable 11-week adventure without a plane in sight.
Our new #flightfree adventure: Around the world in 80 days – via train and cargo ship.
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The $37,000 all-inclusive package will help you explore some of the world’s most notable cities in the UK, Switzerland, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and China. This is your chance to replace tight seats, annoying co-passengers, and uncomfortable long-haul flights with nestling comfortably in private sleeper train cars, en-suite ship cabins, and a few four-star hotels.
The website states, “Times have changed since Jules Verne sent Phileas Fogg away on his fictional journey around the world in 80 days. But the desire to discover new places and to experience new cultures is stronger now than ever. On this special tribute to the legendary Phileas, we take you on a remarkable journey to explore amazing cities, travel through stunning landscapes, and meet lots of friendly people along the way. We’ve replaced steamships and hot air balloons with comfortable long-distance trains. And, with a nod to Phileas, we’ve decided to cross the oceans not by plane but by modern-day cargo ships.”
If train journeys are your thing and you genuinely want to explore the beauty of this planet, we have listed 11 of the most luxurious trains in the world that will take you from the breathtaking landscapes of Peru to the coastal wonders of Japan.
[Via: The National News]