When booking a holiday, most of us take the shortest or most convenient path to our destination. When you’re travelling with your kids, the last thing you want is to hear them screaming and shouting in the car because they’re bored. You also don’t want to spend too much time sitting in an uncomfortable chair for several hours. This is made even worse when you can’t sleep because of loud noises or because your kids are feeling restless.
So instead of taking the shortest path, why not take a more relaxing or interesting route to your destination?
A long-distance train can be a cheap and fulfilling way to get to your destination. Sure, it’s not as quick as a plane, but that doesn’t really matter if you get to experience beautiful countryside scenery for the majority of the journey. Look outside when you’re on a long-distance train and you’ll see beautiful fields, clear night skies and pure nature. Look outside on a plane and all you see are clouds. It’s a pretty big difference!
If you want a luxury alternative to public transportation then why not consider a helicopter? Soaring over the skies and passing over all the buses and trains can be a lot of fun, but how much is a private helicopter to rent? It’s surprisingly affordable if you consider how extravagant it is compared to taking public transport. It’s also a unique experience that allows you to see a city from above–a rare sight unless you’re watching a film or TV show.
If you’re tired of flying economy class then you owe it to yourself to try a first class or business class seat at least once in your life. Save up those miles and book yourself a first-class seat to your destination. You’ll be pampered the entire way and you’ll land feeling refreshed and energized. It’s an amazing experience that makes you feel like royalty. Just make sure that you fly with an airline that offers a highly-rated first-class experience! Not all of them are the same so it’s worth doing a bit of research.
With a road trip planner, you could create a unique and explorative journey to your destination. It takes a bit more work than other forms of travel, but it’s also quite enjoyable and relaxing. You’ll need to pack a lot of supplies and likely make several stops before you reach your destination, but it’s certainly a different experience that is made better with friends and family members in the car with you. You can do this with a regular vehicle, but it’s also fun in a recreational vehicle.
A cruise usually isn’t a way to travel to another destination but it can work depending on the cruise you book. It’s not exactly practical since a cruise can take a very long time, but you can consider it a holiday in itself. Treat a cruise ship like a mini holiday before the main holiday.