I do love a fast train. But the romance in travel is perhaps dying because the destination has become more important than the journey. At any speed, the purpose of a trip, long or short is to provide another entry into one’s Travel Journal, a vivid memory of time well spent on yet another adventure of some sort. If technology is a partner in that endeavor, all the better. On the other hand, as Confucius would say it does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.