“It’s for people who don’t wish to reserve for easyJet during 4am,” says Flic Everett, co-founder of RoadRailandSea.co.uk, a site dedicated to overland transport opposite Europe from a UK. “It’s for people who wish to suffer a journey.”
Everett set adult a site with her photographer father Simon Buckley, after struggling to find a information they indispensable for a pushing outing by France and Italy. Like many, they desired Seat61.com for a endless fact on rail travel (see below), nonetheless wanted a simple, quick-reference beam with a repository feel. They also wanted to embody highway and vessel routes.
Their transport site came to life in Sep 2012 and stands out for a selected feel, with impulse from 1930s railway posters and aged postcards. The aim was to “conjure adult a golden age of transport and make it exciting”. Overlanding is still mostly seen as a “roughing it” choice – even nonetheless there is small glorious to be found on a red-eye moody with a bill airline.
The site – that they set adult with web programmer Andrew Leask – facilities several itineraries, and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, views and array stops. They are not a transport agency, nonetheless work on a elect basement with several associate partners, nonetheless it also make a good apparatus for entirely eccentric travellers.
The sea page now looks a small bare, nonetheless this is to be their subsequent focus. Let’s see if they can keep it looking so purify and uninformed as a calm builds.
Other overland transport sites value bookmarking
Seat61.com: If we adore sight transport and haven’t bookmarked this yet, where have we been? Maybe vital outward a UK, since a Man in Seat 61, aka Mark Smith, focused especially on a British marketplace until recently. Now he is expanding opposite Europe, with city-to-city coverage between vital destinations: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna and onward.
GreenTraveller.co.uk: Another longstanding favourite for many eco-aware travellers, this site is packaged with information for people who don’t wish to fly. It offers guides to travelling by open transport and train. There are copiousness of listings for green accommodation and it’s all well-organised. So if we wish to stay in a treehouse in France and get there by rail, we can find all we need to know in a integrate of clicks.
HiddenEurope.co.uk: With a concentration on delayed and off-the-beaten-track travel, this imitation repository and website is value a look. Stories are geared towards those regulating ferries or trains. You can get an thought of what they cover from a website: visiting aged synagogues in Georgia, island-hopping around a Balearics by ferry and job in on an unsung railway hire on a hinterland of Berlin.