Plane, Train or Automobile? Types of Transport to Go Travelling
When you are travelling, you have a range of different options of how you can get around from place to place. Of course, all of them have their pros and cons, which are worth weighing up before you decide on your trip. Luckily for you, we are going to do that for you in this article! It may be that you stick to a single mode of transport when you are travelling or you could choose to combine a number of them to get the best of all worlds. So, let’s get going!
There is a great sense of satisfaction when you are walking or hiking – particularly the feeling of achievement that you get when you arrive at your destination. You also have the freedom to take things at your own pace and enjoy the landscape in its entirety. However, you are also restricted significantly in the amount of ground that you can cover on a daily basis.
You still have the enjoyment of the great outdoors and sense of achievement when you are cycling, but you are able to go longer distances. You are also helping to keep yourself fit and active along the way. However, some of the terrain may be difficult to cover, and you also may struggle if you are having to ride along main roads to get from place to place.
Driving gives you a sense of freedom that you can go anywhere at your own pace. And there are plenty of great road trip destinations all around the world that you can enjoy. On the downside, you have a greater sense of responsibility, and you also have to pay for gas, vehicle maintenance, awnings etc.
Taking public transportation takes the stress out of your hands and allows you to sit back and relax while you are taken to your destination. This is also a more environmentally friendly option than driving. However, there are certain countries which don’t have great routes and connections. If you are travelling somewhere remote, you may struggle and it could end up putting a lot of time onto your journey.
In terms of speed and efficiency, flights whisk you to your destination in no time at all. And while they used to be the significantly more expensive way to travel, they have started to get cheaper in recent years – particularly with the risk of budget airlines. And sometimes, they are the necessary way to travel. But you also skip out a lot of landscape in the middle when you take internal flights. And you only have the option of going to very specific destinations – unless you are able to charter your own jet, of course!
Some people decide on a mode of transport without a second thought when they are travelling, but hopefully, this article has given you the chance to think about how you are going to get from place to place in more detail.