Travel and Leisure

Modern Travel Methods

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When travelling there are many efficient ways to get to different places both close and far. Most commonly, the predominant methods of travel in today’s modern world include: airplane, automobile, bus, train, boat and many other different modes. The most popular way of travelling extremely long distances is by airplane. In the past 50 years, this industry has boomed and became very well liked with the general public.

Some appealing benefits that airplanes offer are: fast travel times, they can transport a large amount of people, they offer accommodations including food and entertainment during flight and they open up travel to anywhere in the world. But there have still been some negatives that have been restricting airplanes from reaching their full potential. One major drawback is price. To go on an airplane often times, it costs hundreds of dollars to be able to purchase a ticket. This is often times, way more expensive than other means of transport and not viable for everyone.

Another incredibly popular form of transport is by boat. This method was very popular in the 1900’s especially around the first and second world war. It was also majorly used during recessions and political unrest in Europe. Boats could help people transport from continent to continent and reach a better life. Before airplanes, this was also the only way to traverse large bodies of water. Some benefits of boats include that they are: the cheapest way of transportation especially over thousands of kilometers/miles, can hold large amounts of people, they are generally safe and can withstand the elements of the sea. But boats have some problems as well which have led to the decreasing use of them. Some negatives include: slow travel (often takes weeks to traverse over large seas), having to deal with difficult conditions including wavy waters and strong storms, and they can be crowded and disorganized as well. In some tourist cases, luxury boats are used as cruise ships.

These cruise ships often times travel through an area of sea and visit places and attractions with the customers. These boats are incredibly luxurious and include many magnificent  accommodations. The last popular method of travel we will focus on is by train. Travel by train has become very favored in highly dense countries including China, The United States, and India. Transport by train has been the most highly efficient way to journey country wide. These trains can be incredibly fast with some even reaching 400 kilometers plus per hour. They also offer cheap fares and very nice backdrops and visuals well travelling by the countryside.

A major benefit of trains is how good they are for the environment. Most of them don’t release emissions and are completely green. Due to these facts, numerous environmental experts are pushing for this to be the new way of transportation everywhere. In recent years, train tracks have even been created between countries to lead to efficient transport. In conclusion, in our present day world there are countless different means of transportation, all evolving as technology becomes more up to date. On your next trip, keep in mind the three different transport methods we mentioned and make an informed decision!

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