I have an unhealthy relationship with my railcard
The best thing about being an American in England is that travel does not phase me.
Because England has an extensive public transport network, many people navigate it everyday. The English tend to stick to the networks they know. They can get about an hour away from home before a journey strikes them as terribly far.
Yet, as an American, I think very little of spending 2, 3 hours in transit to see someone. When I don’t have to drive, the journey is also much more straight-forward. I hop on the train, and I get anywhere I want to go.
It’s absolutely brilliant to have Canterbury, Cambridge, and London all within my grasp on the weekend. It’s also incredibly outstanding to have a student railcard that allows me to save 1/3 on all of my transportation costs. I have recouped the cost of the railcard several times over!
And I’m off today for a full day of traveling, yet again.