By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: How do you manage to keep all of your belongings straight when travelling by train? This train trip will occur in late August when weíll be travelling across Europe.

A: Pack light! Remember youíll be responsible for your baggage and this luggage can get heavy fast. So to avoid back strain or any other injury that can occur when lifting heavy objects like a bag ensure itíll be easy to lift.

For rail travel across Europe, Eurostar has a baggage limit of two pieces per person. Also when travelling aboard Eurostar bags donít need to be checked in. Just take it straight onto the train where there are overhead baggage racks and storage space at the end of each car. To speak to a rail travel expert with Rail Europe you can call toll-free 1-800-622-8600 9am to 5:30pm weekdays.

Lastly when travelling by rail, give yourself plenty of time for embarking and disembarking. Europe's railroads pride themselves on punctuality, so they stick to their schedule no matter what the situation. When a train does stop it is only for a short time usually between one to three minutes. Ensure you have all your bags collected when the train stops at your destination.


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