When I decide to attend conventions along the east coast, my number one way to travel is always by train, you see, I’m a vendor for custom jewelry and clothing, and I’m known for doing adjustments and touch-ups on the spot… I have customers who will come to see me and others years later with the same jewelry they love, and only require a little touch-up. I do it all for free, which encourages them to buy something else while they wait, one problem is, these services are difficult to provide if I travel by air… Airport security restricts a lot of what I can tag along, as our numerous jewerly pliars, metal shears, sewing scissor, and needles don’t go well with airport security; But the train has none of these problems–I can even travel with a full bottle of wine so I don’t have to spend money for alcohol at the hotel. And unlike the plane, the train is always comfortable, another good thing is, trains have full heating and cooling, unlike planes where I’m always just cold or dripping with sweat. I love that I can spend the ride in the business car–which costs no more than the usual tickets, but is quiet for those who are getting tasks done. The Heating and A/C systems on the trains are always nice and cozy in the winter, and cool and comfortable in summer. I love having the opportunity to take the train when I can, being able to take our full kit and never worry about awful indoor air pollen levels is incredible, and with trains costing so much less than a plane, I don’t understand why more people don’t do it.