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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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