The Anti-Tourist

I like to beat new paths for myself.

Musings on the road

By 17:54:00

As travelers, we rarely think about how we travel to a place. We spend months looking forward to reaching our destinations, but we fail to consider how we're getting there. The journey starts when we set off. If you put a little thought into your chosen method, you can have a lot of fun with the traveling aspect, too. Don’t see the getting there as an inconvenience. Instead, incorporate your traveling into your travels. You never know, it may well become your favorite part. Those of us who take the time to appreciate the journey take our trips to a whole new level. So, get creative and arrive in style.

The most common mode of transport is flight. It’s quick, easy, and relatively cheap (Hello, 2.99$ flights?). It’s the perfect thing for those who want to get where they’re going as fast as possible. Next time you book a flight, take the time to appreciate it. Think about how amazing it is to fly above the clouds. Look out the window and look at the spectacular sights. Enjoy that nasty airplane food! This is the start of everything. The more you appreciate, the better. There’s no denying that budget flights can be harder to enjoy. It’s not so easy to see the beauty when you’re crammed into a packed cabin. If economy flights don’t tickle your fancy, look into a charter private jet instead. If you can afford to do it, there’s nothing more stylish. One thing’s sure; it’ll be a journey you won’t forget in a hurry. In fact, it’ll be hard for your holiday to top that. 

It doesn’t get much better for appreciating the journey than a road trip. Every traveler should experience this at least once. In fact, it’s a good place to start your appreciation of getting to a place. The fantastic thing about a road trip is that you’re moving from one location to another, and the destination isn't really the focal point of it all. You’ll see those amazing sights you love when you’re away, but you’ll do it while on the move. It’s a fantastic way to see a variety of destinations. Get your travel playlist sorted before you go, then head out and see the world!

Not for the faint of heart, you could always opt to travel by boat. A cruise ship would be the most luxurious option, but there are so many more options - from sailboats to carrier vessels, the world is your oyster. Few of us know about the wonders of our oceans, and you’ll never see more of them than when you’re on a boat. Get out on deck as much as possible. You're sure to see sights you won’t forget in a hurry.

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