What is your favorite mode of travel?
I love to travel. But it would be hard to say what my favorite mode of travel is. Last year I went to Hawaii for my daughter's wedding. Of course, we flew over there--a ten hour flight. I hated being cooped up in the airplane for that long, but what a time saver it was. When I visit my daughter in Oregon, I generally fly--3 hours compared to 20 hours driving. So flying is a great time saver, and it is amazing to see everything from the air.
I love to drive. Two years ago, I took a month long road trip to visit all my brothers and sisters who lived in the northwestern states. I rented a car so I didn't have to worry about dependable transportation, and then I drove from Arizona to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and back to Arizona. In all the trip was five thousand miles. I stopped and saw all kinds of wonderful things--Indian ruins, historic towns, a butterfly pavilion, hot springs, Old Faithful, lava flows, Mt Saint Helen, Oregon Trail, and of course the ocean. I had the luxury of spending as much time as I wanted exploring or just contemplating the beauty.
Three years ago, my daughter and I took a cruise to Alaska on the Norwegian Pearl--a fancy ocean liner. It was nice to be able to unpack and settle in for two weeks on a water based hotel. The food was great, the entertainment fun, and the scenery unbelievable. When we reached a port, all we had to do was take our coat and purse and we were free to explore without having to worry about baggage. On one of the excursions, we went horseback riding in the Yukon. That was fun and certainly a different mode of travel, We went back in the mountains along narrow trails to view spectacular scenery only accessible on horseback.
So I have traveled many ways. The modes depended on the destination and time frame, but my favorite--driving because I can go where I want, stop where I want, and come home when I want.