Not everyone likes to travel when they travel. Some people love being in different places, but they’re just not that keen on the journey to get there. That’s fine, but it shouldn’t put you off traveling to new places and experiencing all that the world has to offer. What you need is a mode of transport and a method for your journey that you can enjoy as much as the end destination. So what are your choices?
For those that don’t like public transport, a hire car or RV could be just the thing. It gives you the privacy you need. And it gives you the freedom to stop for longer at the places that pique your interest en route. If you have an RV, you won’t need to worry about booking hotel rooms, or check-out times. Of course, some camper parks will have some restrictions on your stop times, so be sure to check the terms when you arrive. Places like America, Australia, and Europe are perfect for epic road trips.
Europe is also a traveler’s dream when it comes to rail travel. There are some services that offer sleepers so you can stay the night comfortably. Student and budget tickets take you from one end of the continent to the other. There are no restrictions on your itinerary, and almost all the countries accept a single currency (yes, even London, still). This is great if you’re looking for culture and exploring the vibrant cities of each country.
For those that prefer the coastal areas, you can’t beat traveling by boat – cruise ship to be specific. For anyone looking to visit five, six, or even seven European countries in a single holiday, this is perfect. Best of all, your accommodation and inclusive meals are all very high-end. Luxury travel, great food, and a different country every day? You can check out companies like Imagine Cruising to see what else is included on board. Gyms, theatres, and swimming pools are fairly standard. And some include ice rinks, spas, and basketball courts!
Even if you don’t like flying, Europe is very accessible by plane. It’s unlikely you would need to fly more than an hour between most cities. From one end of Europe to the other, you might need around four hours in the air – hardly a long-haul flight. Most European countries have airports throughout each region. This makes it easier than ever to land close to all those iconic landmarks you want to see. In some cases, it is still much cheaper to fly than fill a tank with diesel or ride the train.
The best way to plan how you’re going to get from one place to the next is to detail all the things that you would love to see in between. Then you need to decide how important it is that you visit those places. It would be a shame to leave anything out. Unfortunately, most of us have only a limited number of days or weeks for travel each year. Now, how are you going to get there?