Written by Mark Smith. Published on .
Travel… the word conjures images; emotions from happy memories that instantly come to the fore. I always find it amazing how a single word can mean something entirely different, and yet somehow the same, for everyone. There are natural wonders, ancient and modern cities, cultures and people, and art and food for anyone’s tastes, all shared amongst friends, new and old.
For me, travel includes all these things, but more often than not, upon returning from my adventures I find that some of the best moments came not from the destinations, but from the experiences of finding my way between the sights.
This then got me thinking of the modes of transport that we take to get from one amazing sight to another, and where they were on this great blue planet that we inhabit.
It seems an obvious one but the open road can provide some of the best adventures for holiday seekers.
One of the best coastal drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road along the south coast of Victoria is a must for anyone who loves spectacular scenery. Departing from Melbourne, you could see some highlights on a day trip but it is best done over a 3-4 day time frame.
One of the world’s most recognised road trips is the iconic Route 66! Taking in 8 states from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California, the trip covers over 2,400 miles and crosses terrain ranging from farmland to deserts, and contains some of the country’s most unique and quirky sights! The world’s largest rocking chair anyone?
There is something soothing about sitting back and watching the world pass by the window.
No page on transportation would be complete without mentioning the Trans-Siberian Railway! Take one of the variations (Trans-Mongolian or Trans-Manchurian) from Beijing and cross 9 time zones in one of the most epic experiences in the world!
Luxurious travel straight through the heart of the Great Southern Land, The Ghan runs between Adelaide and Darwin, passing Uluru along the way!
From big to small, from luxury to traditional; the water holds a method of transport for everyone.
They have been called floating cities, but they all have one thing in common… you can visit a number of destinations on one trip without having to worry about a thing. Why not go to sleep in the Bahamas and wake up in St Lucia!
Take a traditional cruise through the towering islands that make Halong Bay in Vietnam a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Combine it with an itinerary that takes in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or a stop-over in Hong Kong or Bangkok.
Put your walking shoes on and experience some of the most remote places in the world.
Yes you can take the train up to this ancient city, but you will arrive after the sun rises and in a throng of tourists. The hike takes 4 days from Cusco after flying into Lima, but the end result is definitely worth it!
The wind in your hair, the world passing below!
Wake up early and float above the open grasslands of the Serengeti while some of the world’s most magnificent animals roam freely below. The closest airport to experience this amazing destination is Nairobi, and puts you in close proximity to Mt Kilimanjaro and the Ngorongoro Crater. Alternatively, Cape Town and Johannesburg also offer fantastic opportunities to see the “Big Five”.
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