Air, land and sea: Different modes of travel and their benefits

Air, land and sea: Different modes of travel and their benefits

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Figuring out your mode of travel might not be the first thing that comes to mind when planning a holiday, but it's incredibly important.

Different types of travel bring different pros and cons, and certain modes might not be well-suited for everyone in your party.

Whether you're considering a luxury train trip, or are eyeing off some sailing yachts for sale - it's great to be well-researched before making any set plans.


Travelling by plane is the go-to for most of us - it's simple, efficient and will get you from point A to point B.

While it's not exactly a thrill-seekers option, plane travel is still likely the most efficient way to get around and will allow you to access any corner of the globe with just a booked ticket.

There are, however, some drawbacks to air travel. Plane tickets are expensive when you factor in things like baggage and seating, and it's always a gamble booking when you don't know who your seating neighbours will be.

Furthermore, arduous security points and check in's at the airport can be stressful, as well as the knowledge that airlines can delay or cancel flights at the last minute.

To navigate around the drawbacks of plane travel, it's important to be organised and plan ahead.

Ensuring you've factored in your flight tickets and any additional costs into your travel budget is of paramount importance, as it's really not something you should skimp out on.

It's also recommended that you get to the airport as early as possible, so you can organise around any delays and even pick your seat if you're early enough.


If you're not a fan of planes or heights, there's nothing wrong with staying on land.

While it might take you longer to reach your destination, a car trip can be a great way to travel across the country - and it might even be a great bonding exercise for you and your party.

Travelling by road is a great way to take in the scenery on the ground, so it's a good idea to plan thoroughly ahead of time to ensure you see all the sights you would want to see.

You'll also need to calculate the distance you'll travel, and any hotels, eateries or petrol stations you might need to use.

If you're not interested in being in control of the vehicle, train rides are also a great mode of land travel.

There are many scenic trains you can book globally, which will give you a slow-moving, scenic view of the land.

It's a much more sustainable mode of transport than plane rides, and just as fun (and likely less stressful) as a road trip.


Though by no means the cheapest form of transport, travelling by boat or yacht is an adventure in itself.

If you're interested in chartering a boat for your next trip, it's of vital importance that you plan and budget accordingly.

Boat chartering is usually as expensive as booking a luxury hotel, so it's definitely a splurge and should be treated as such.

If no one in your party knows how to sail, you can hire a skipper to sail the boat for you - though this will also increase the cost.

You'll also want to carefully pick the location you're travelling to, keeping the season in mind as this may influence where you can or can't travel. You'll also want to ensure that you've packed correctly.

Most boats will have kitchen amenities, so you are able to bring groceries that you can cook or barbecue.

If you've planned thoroughly and brought everything necessary to have a good time, it's time to enjoy the boat and everything it has to offer.

Make sure to relax, eat and take in the beautiful view of the ocean as much as you can.