RTWbyTrain. Competition.

To celebrate the eventual completion of my “round-the-world by train” journey (but “virtually” now only), with proceeds being added to the £1,100 I have already raised to help fund the medical research which aims to find a cure for ataxia (the rather horrible condition that has had the nerve to put a dent in my original attempt in 2013), I’m giving away a a copy of the latest edition of “Europe by Rail” – signed by the book’s authors Nicky Gardner and Suzanne Kries.

And this is no ordinary travel book either (I just wish that I had a copy of the 2013 edition when I was researching my original trip – as this book would have saved me a lot of time).

The most comprehensive of European railway guides, this book serves two separate purposes:

  1.  As an inspiring book to read before you leave on your travels. If you are ever in need of travel inspiration, then this book will show you exactly where you should visit in Europe, and everything that you will ever need to know about travelling there in style;
  2. And an essential guide to constantly refer to when you are actually travelling on the most beautiful trains and railway lines that Europe has to offer.

To enter the competition, simply tell me (on either Facebook or Twitter) which of the 50 (!) railway lines detailed in the book you would most like to travel on.

[Hint: The book is also accompanied by a website, www.europebyrail.eu].

I will randomly select the winning comment, from all comments made between now and the competition closing date on July 31 2018.


The Book:

Evocative.

This one word sums up exactly what this book is. Railway guidebooks can occasionally be rather dry in their practicality. And this book is anything but dry.

With every page turned, you are transported to a world of steel rails, magnificent trains – and the natural beauty that can only be seen from Europe’s finest railways.

And this is no ordinary travel guidebook either (I just wish that I had had a copy of the 2013 edition when I was researching my original trip – as this book would have saved me a lot of time).

The most comprehensive of European railway guidebooks (I particularly like the 26 “Sidetracks” features, which inspire you to wander down the less-touristed branch lines too), this book serves two separate purposes:

As an inspiring book to read before you leave on your travels. If you are ever in need of travel inspiration, then this book will show you exactly where you should visit in Europe, and everything that you will ever need to know about travelling there in style;

And as an essential guidebook to constantly refer to while you are actually travelling on the most beautiful trains and railway lines that Europe has to offer.

Practical and inspirational.

This is one guidebook that you will return to again and again.