At some point or another, the majority of us are hit by a sense of wanderlust. We want to take a step outside of our usual lives and we want to experience what else the world has in store for us. This, of course, involves stepping out a little further than our hometown. It means venturing far and wide in order to take in new scenery, experience different cultures, hear unknown languages, and try out unfamiliar cuisine. When you embrace this, you’re inevitably going to have to use a few different means of transport to get from A to B. Whether this is travelling across continents to get to a far off country in the first place or making your way around the country’s sights. Here are a few means of transport that you are likely to encounter along the way!
The most common way to get across the world is by air. This isn’t all too surprising. You can travel long distances by plane a lot faster than you can with any other means of transport. Flying also tends to be relatively low cost, with many airlines offering cheap economy seats. You can make flying even cheaper if you are able to fit everything you need in your hand luggage rather than having to fork out extra for hold luggage too. If you do plan to travel by plane for an extended period of time, make sure to take along a travel pillow (this will help you to sleep more comfortably), some sweets (chewing on these during take off and landing can prevent pressure from building up in your ears), and some sort of entertainment (while many airlines do offer in-flight entertainment, you might want to read a book or magazine en route instead).
When you arrive in your destination, you might want to familiarise yourself with the local area by taking some sort of bus tour. Many destinations offer open top bus tours where you can see major sites and listen to more information about the place you are staying through a tour guide. Stay seated and use seatbelts whenever they are available. If you find yourself dealing with a bus accident, you might want to reach out to legal help to guide you through the process.
As long as you have a driver’s licence, you will generally be allowed to rent a car in a foreign destination. Just make sure that you are renting from a reputable company who will insure you while you are behind the wheel. This is a great way to stray from the beaten track and see some more secluded spots. Just make sure you are familiar with cultural driving differences (you might have to drive on the opposite side of the road to what you are used to), local road signs, local speed limits, and differences between the vehicle you are driving and your own vehicle. Ensure you use your seatbelt at all times too!
These are just a few different means of getting from A to B while travelling the world. Put simply, stay safe at all times!