Okay, it’s easy to consider the traditional ways of traveling, but what else is there to explore? When traveling becomes too much of a routine, try changing up your method of transportation. Live a diverse existence, and see the world from various perspectives as you learn.
If you need a little help thinking outside the box, take a moment absorb some suggestions. Here is a brief look into a few less than traditional ways to travel and explore the world.
Take the Nike Express
Take traveling to a whole new level and do something crazy. Walk. Forrest Gump ran his way across the country, and you can walk your way into a new adventure. It doesn’t have to take you all the way across the country, but traveling by foot is an experience unlike any other.
Plan a trip to a foreign country, and take a week to travel the lands on foot. Camping underneath the stars, cooking your food on an open fire, and experiencing the different elements in an ethereal manner is unlike anything else you’ve likely encountered.
Travel the world on the water
You could take a large cruise ship to Alaska to travel the waters of the Bering Sea, but the intimacy of the journey will likely be lost in the commercialism of the “package.” Try exploring the world’s waters in a smaller vessel.
You could hire a local maritime guide to lead you through a journey of your chosen waters, and skip the responsibility and liability set forth by maritime law. You could also rent (or take) your own vessel to carouse the waters of your choosing.
Take a train ride to new horizons
Most people don’t consider traveling by train when it comes to a long distance excursion. Riding a train can be one of the most comfortable travel experiences of your life, and you don’t have to worry about driving. There’s no worrying about stopping for restroom breaks, and you can sleep comfortably in your cabin as the trip progresses.
Bike through a new land
Biking long distances is extremely physically and spiritually rewarding. Not only will it do a lot for keeping your body healthy, but you’ll see the world in a whole new way from the two wheels of your bike.
Use the internet to travel
There have been a few documentaries made on the idea of traveling across the country with nothing but the internet to get you through. It’s possible, and using the internet to travel is an extreme adventure in trusting the kindness of strangers. You’ll learn that there are more good people in the world than bad.