Take your time. Enjoy life. Avoid the airport. Sounds like a great plan.

Lately, it’s seemed like a lot of travelers have a one-track mind. With President Obama’s push for high speed trains beginning to bear fruit in the United States, many rail fans are contemplating a future in which airplanes won’t be the only regional travel option. In this brave new world, passengers could go from New York to Chicago in a few short hours, working on their computers and making cell phone calls all the way. En route, they could walk from car to car, eat at their own schedule, or even simply look out the window as the countryside speeds by. Best of all, they wouldn’t have to face the misery of airport security checks, and ticket prices would likely be comparable to or cheaper than current airline charges. – From Wallet Pop