There are more ways to travel than by plane or car

When you travel around the world with your family you’ll find yourself using all kinds of transport. Sometimes it’s a hire car, sometimes a camper, often it’s bus or train travel. Occasionally it’s a trusty horse or camel and every so often some kind soul will even loan you their own car for you to zip around town in!

Having such variety makes every new transport experience an adventure. The photographs you take of the family riding camels around the pyramids of Egypt will document a transport adventure that is talked about for years to come. Especially if any member of the family is scared!

You’ll remember our post about the great camper we had in Australia. We found it a lot easier to drive than we ever expected and can’t wait to try one out again. We weren’t too sure we were going to be able to manage it but it turned out to be really basic even for those with no experience.

We also tried a jetboat to race around Sydney Harbour – not technically a form of transport but a high-speed adrenaline rush that resulted in lots of squealing! See, I told you the photos are priceless when any member of the family is mildly apprehensive and terrified!

We’ve enjoyed the bamboo railway in Cambodia and ferry rides in Thailand. As well as using a basic hire car to venture out on our ill-fated visa run from Malaysia.

Even in the US there are so many options for travel.  One does not need a car of their own.  In fact, I think there are many, many benefits to ditching the car and jumping on board a train or bus.  Imagine being able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.  No GPS checks, no bathroom breaks needed, and with kids, there is no doubt in my mind that train travel with its ability to get up and walk around is the absolute best way to travel!

With the Internet and all it's various search capabilities, it is easier than ever to find great deals. If you want to search tickets from the east coast all the way to the west you can easily research, purchase tickets, and be on your way in no time!  You can search for bus or train travel anywhere in the country at the click of a button!  Man, I wish this was available when we did our massive road trip back in 2006.

What different ways have you traveled around the US or the world?  Tell us about it in the comments below!

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  1. Wohoo.. great list is here. Thank you! I love having waterpark fun. Even last week I visited an indoor Waterpark in Montana, and had so much fun. It was a good time for me and my friends.