What is your favorite mode of long distance travel when planning a 2 week (or lo

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  1. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 7 years ago

    What is your favorite mode of long distance travel when planning a 2 week (or longer) vacation?

    When your destination can be reached by vehicle, train, airline or water, how would U choose to travel, whether just yourself & another adult or "family" vacation?  WHY?


  2. dashingscorpio profile image78
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago


    Anything beyond 2 1/2 hours travel time I would rather fly.
    Truth be told I'm more about "the destination" and not "the journey" when it comes to going on my vacations.
    The sooner I get there the sooner I (feel) like I'm really on vacation. If it were possible to simply snap my fingers to get somewhere I'd do it! The actual act of traveling can be boring.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your reasoning, scorpio!  You must be the guy who shows up to the party, and shouts out, "Let's get this party rockin!."  No time wasted with boring formalities!  Good for you!

  3. Aime F profile image71
    Aime Fposted 7 years ago

    It really depends on what the drive would be like or how accessible it would be by train.  Traveling within Europe we split between plane and train and I actually much preferred the train. I remember flying from northern Germany to Rome and thinking about all the stuff we weren't seeing by just flying over.  On the train through England and Wales we got to see a lot of beautiful countryside and pass through different towns.  That said, maybe it wouldn't be so great if the train ride had been longer than 5-6 hours. 

    I'd rather drive if it was going to be a trip with lots of things to do/see along the way.  We're doing a road trip through six states in the US in a few months and seeing a bunch of stuff along the way.  To fly to each destination would be insanely expensive and adding in time at the airport would probably be longer than driving from one place to the next.

    However, when it comes to long drives that I've already done a bunch of times I'd rather fly and get to my destination quicker.  Likewise if it's a long drive/train ride and there's nothing worth stopping for or interesting to see along the way.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL...typical, organized, proactive woman!  Consider it all and examine the BIG picture.  Great attitude. Always thinking out the plan.

  4. Ericdierker profile image46
    Ericdierkerposted 7 years ago

    Paula this is such a fun question. My last trip home from Vietnam was a blast. Bus to the Airport. Jet to Nayarite, shuttle to connecting flight, land in LA. Take a sub to Train, Train to San Diego, Trolley to near my home and Taxi home. No boats though.
    So to answer your question I would go Taxi, Trolley, Train, subway Jet to Heathrow, boat to Dover, High speed rail to France and eurorail thruogh Europe.
    I love to travel.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's called covering it all!  Sounds like a wonderfully happy, comfortable trip.  You certainly couldn't get bored!

  5. Tyler Nichols profile image59
    Tyler Nicholsposted 7 years ago

    Personally, I like driving. I have gone on road trips from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles (which takes about 12 hours drive), and you get to stop at specific places that you wouldn't while flying. Not only that, but driving is much cheaper than flying.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Tyler, I have a tendency to want to travel by car too...for some of the same reasons and a few more.  I like flying but I despise airports!  I can relate to your choice!

  6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 years ago

    RVing.  No question.  The vacation begins the moment you step into your coach and continues until the moment you arrive back home.

    Your own bed, your own food, no reservations, going to places you could never otherwise visit...campfires, rushing streams...you name it.

    Been doing it for more than 50 years and never tire of it.  The US is a gorgeous country that every citizen should see at least once in an RV!

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      TT...Well, I don't know if you sell RV-s or ever worked in the Business but you definitely could have!  You have SOLD me in just 70 words!  Sounds fantastic!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, years ago I did do a very brief stint selling at an RV show, but no, I'm just an enthusiast.  For me, it's just the best.

    3. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Say no more!  I'm sufficiently envious. Have been "dreaming & Fantasizing" since yesterday!! LOL. Problem is, I'm a solo act. I'd have to find a travel partner w/ a pocketful of $$$!! Not very realistic!! LOL...I'll just keep dreaming.

  7. gregas profile image80
    gregasposted 7 years ago

    As long as I don't leave the continent, my favorite is a rental car. Last June we took a 3 week trip and drove over 3,000 miles and had a great time.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Greg, financially wise decision & sounds like your trip was a total success.  Seeing so many different places is a great way to vacation!

    2. gregas profile image80
      gregasposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It was a great trip covering 6 states.

  8. annart profile image82
    annartposted 7 years ago

    I do love driving and it gives you the freedom to stop where you will, however, I would choose train every time, except they tend to be far too expensive here in the UK.  I like the journey to be part of the holiday and since I hate flying, planes are definitely not part of that equation!
    Trains are romantic, hassle free, and you get to see great scenery not available otherwise.  Let the train take the strain, I say!

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ann...I love your little mantra, "Let the train, take the strain." I have traveled by train & found it enjoyable. I know Planes R the fastest but Oh how I despise Airports!  Happy Trails wherever you vacation!!

  9. B. Leekley profile image87
    B. Leekleyposted 7 years ago

    A few summers ago I took a trip by bus—mostly Greyhound—from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Moscow, Idaho. What I liked about taking the bus was that it was significantly cheaper than other ways to travel, including driving my car. The trick was to buy my bus ticket more than two weeks in advance. I saved on meals by eating mostly picnic food out of a shopping bag on my lap. I slept on the bus. I entertained myself by reading, writing, and going online with my notebook computer—things I could not do if I were driving. Train travel is even better but is more expensive.

  10. CYong74 profile image95
    CYong74posted 7 years ago

    Train definitely for me. While it often turns out not to be as dreamy or romantic as imagined, there's something about rail travel that permanently has a place in my heart.

    By myself too. I'm long concluded I don't make for a good travel partner, because my interests are too different and assorted compared to most people.

    1. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You R certainly a person who knows what they like & feel confident about UR choice of travel.Trains R the best alternative 2 driving, due 2 the carefree nature of leaving the transporting aspect 2 someone else.I happen 2 prefer solo travel too.


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