Life is about the journey, not the destination. A love of traveling stems from both a love of the journey and the destination. Taking an airplane is the most popular way to get from point A to point B, but it's not the only way. Depending on your destination, it might be beneficial to travel by boat, train, car, or bike. The way you travel to your destination can add even more fun and excitement to your overall trip.
Traveling by boat is very popular. Cruises are a great option for enjoying the journey as well as the destination. Cruise packages provide you with several destinations and things planned between each destination. On a cruise, everything is planned out for you. You don't have to worry about a single thing. This can be a big positive. You can be around other people who are also interested in having fun and enjoying the journey. However, travel by boat might not be for everyone. On a cruise, you are not engulfed by the local customs or culture. You are also stuck doing what the cruise ship directors choose for you. If you enjoy choosing your own activities and adventures you may want to choose a different form of travel.
A form of transportation that is going by the wayside in modern times is locomotion. A hundred years ago, trains were the most popular form of transportation. In today's world there are two kinds of trains, steam and electric. A steam locomotive is great if you want a traditional train feel. If you love nostalgia, enjoying the ride, and looking at the scenery, traveling by steam engine is a perfect option for you. Steam engine trains do take longer to get to their final destination, so if you choose to travel by a steam locomotive you have to have time for both the journey and the destination. If you want to get somewhere a little faster, but still want the convenience of not having to drive yourself you should consider an electric train. A common way to travel in Japan and Europe, electric trains allow you to quickly go from place to place. Electric trains also have the luxury of sleep cars. In this way, you can travel at night and still be rested when you get to your destination.
If you are traveling to places nearby or want the freedom to go to several different places on your own time, you should travel by car or recreational vehicle (RV). Both are unique ways to travel depending on where you are trying to go and what you want to do on the way. Travel by car allows you the freedom to stop where you want and experience the local customs of the town you are in. Driving allows you to eat at local restaurants and stay at local motels or national parks. This can give you a real taste of the local culture and allow you to experience what the locals love about their town. Traveling by RV is very similar, but allows you to sleep in your own vehicle. The biggest downside to RV travel comes with the size of your vehicle. Bigger RVs are more difficult to park and maneuver.
The final unique way to travel is by bike. If you are traveling in a beautiful area you should consider traveling by bike. Whether this is via motorcycle or road bike, you can choose your own adventure. Biking allows you to be closer to nature. It allows you to really experience the beauty of the area as well as the freedom to do whatever you want. You are only restricted by your own abilities and by the road you're traveling on.
Regardless of where you are going, you have to enjoy the journey. The way you travel can give you just as much excitement and joy as the destination. Choose a method of travel that fits best with what you enjoy most about traveling.