Making your way around the world is becoming easier and easier. So with that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of your options for traveling around and what each option offers you in terms of value to your trip.
If you’re not familiar with the beauty that is train travel, then you’re going to want to explore some of the options that are available to you around the world. Europe is a prime example of a region that has been greatly assisted by the use of the railways, mostly because it makes traveling between countries incredibly easy and picturesque. You can start off in England at the beginning of the week and end it looking out at the Swiss Alps as you make your way into Italy. There are few places in the world that offers this kind of ease between borders, and train travel opens up options you may not have previously considered. Plus, it is usually cheaper than a plane and comes with less risk than a car – though you might find delays to be the big asterisk against that notion of reliability.
To get across oceans quickly, you’re going to need an airplane. Air travel shouldn’t just be reserved for getting between different countries though. There are parts of the world that are more isolated than others, such as Perth in Australia. Let me tell you, you'll certainly want to fly from the east coast to the west coast, rather than drive across Australia's massive Red Centre, as it will save you so much time and effort.
And that is what the plane is best for, saving time. When you travel via train or a car you are going to see more and have greater freedom, but they certainly aren't the quickest ways of travel. If you’re looking to squeeze in as many places as possible then you should look no further than air travel.
Finally, the car. For total freedom on your travels, take your own vehicle (or a rented one!) hit the road. There's something to be said about having complete flexibility in your itinerary. Stop for a photo whenever you want. Relax at any time. Easily explore the hidden gems of the area. But aside from the romantic ideas of a road trip, there are also several practical reasons for using a car on your travels.
First of all, if you’re in a big city or state then you can get around easier and, therefore, see more. Additionally, it opens up your options when you are looking to book accommodation. Whether you want to stay in a Quality Inn & Suites that is centrally located or prefer to be on the outskirts of the city in an AirBnB, having a car allows you do that because you don’t have to consider the complications of using public transport to get there.
Anyone that knows me knows that – of the three – I'll choose a road trip any day 😉