Today, along with the lovely folks at Passion Passport, we hosted our first ever Twitter chat! A Twitter chat is when one or two hosts (either brands or individuals) along with a co-host or two lead a discussion pertaining to a certain topic for anyone on Twitter to watch and participate in. We used the hashtag #passionpassport so that everyone could easily follow along with the discussion.
Our chat today was all about European train travel (shocking, we know!). We decided that we wanted to reward chatters for their great participation, advice, stories, and photos, and so in this post we’ve included our three favorite photos and a few of our favorite tweets from the hour.
Thanks to all for joining in!
(PS: If you missed the chat but want to talk about an upcoming trip or European train travel in general, find us on Twitter at @raileurope . We love hearing from you!)
Here’s a list of the questions we asked participants:
Q1: What is your dream European train route? Can be realistic or not!
Q2: Castles, green hills, little towns — what is your favorite thing to photograph out the train window? Show us your photos!
Q3: Day trains versus overnight trains: which do you prefer and why?
Q4: What is the best part about traveling through Europe by train? Show us your photos!
Q5: Do you prefer to plan an itinerary in advance, or do you like to make up your plans as you go along?
Q6: Which season do you think is best for traveling in Europe?
Q7: If you could add one type of car to a typical passenger train, what would it be? (Dining Car, Caboose, Lounge, etc.)
Q8: What is your favorite train travel story? Share the link if you’ve published it!
— Jeff McAllister (@mcallisterjeff) September 24, 2014
— Rachel A Davis (@vagabondbaker) September 24, 2014
— Caitlin (@caitlinpolomene) September 24, 2014
A1 dream Euro train route = somewhere I could be surrounded by mountains. Switzerland, Austria, northern Italy! #passionpassport
— Kristen Hopf (@kristenhopf) September 24, 2014
A3 – Night trains are great. From the mix of people on board to the feeling of anticipation of the next day’s destination! #passionpassport
— Matt Mitchell (@mattymitch) September 24, 2014
A8: My favorite train so far has been in Norway- Bergen to Olso. Between the tunnels and the scenery, it was breathtaking! #passionpassport
— Katie Pierce (@stumblingK) September 24, 2014
— Annie Yearout (@OutdoorsyMama) September 24, 2014
— Conor Applegate (@conorapplegate) September 24, 2014
A6: Springtime usually has wonderful weather in Europe, but as a Texan I love having any opportunity to see snow! #passionpassport
— The Color Spectrum (@_colorspectrum) September 24, 2014
— Jazlyn (@Jazandtravel) September 24, 2014
— The Man in Seat 61 (@seatsixtyone) September 24, 2014