10 Safer (and More Fun) Ways to Travel Than a Cruise Ship

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Most vacationers, even those concerned about safety, take certain things for granted when they take a trip. One of those things might be that the ultra modern cruise ship they paid a fortune to sail on won't sink. After all, we've come a long way (100 years) since the Titanic sank in the 1912. The recent cruise ship sinking seems to indicate that we may need to rethink the safety of cruises or find another vacation alternative that is a bit safer and just as fun. Here are 10 safer (and more fun) ways to travel than a cruise ship.

  1. Plane

    One of the safest and most convenient ways to travel is by plane. Flying allows you to cover more ground in a shorter amount of time, which leaves you more time to explore your destinations. Although air travel is expensive and has its hassles, it is extremely efficient and incredibly safe.

  2. Train

    Train travel is a relaxing and rather cheap way to get from point A to point B. Although trains do not move as fast as airplanes, they do cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, even while you're asleep. Passengers also have a little more freedom to move around and some trains are equipped with private sleeping and bathroom quarters.

  3. Automobile

    Traveling by automobile gives you the freedom to go wherever and stop whenever you please. If you're a confident driver and good with directions, then you may be able to drive in unfamiliar places with no problem. Whether you like to drive alone or ride with your best buds, there's nothing better than a good old-fashioned road trip.

  4. Bus

    Buses may be one of the most underrated forms of transportation, but they provide a cheap and efficient way to get where you need to go. Buses may not be the roomiest or most comfortable form of transportation, but they do let you kick back and avoid the stress of driving for a very low price.

  5. By foot

    Traveling by foot might seem daunting to do all day, but there are so many benefits to seeing the sights by foot. Whether you're hiking or taking the pedestrian route, traveling by foot provides a more interactive and detailed experience. Not only is walking safe, but it will also help you work off some calories after grubbing.

  6. Horse

    Horseback isn't the most conventional way to get around, but if you're looking for an exciting and fun way to see the world, the horse could be your travel friend. Horses are strong and hard-working animals that are capable of traveling on various terrains to get you where you want to be. Whether you want to trek along the rugged countryside or take a stroll on the beach, horseback is the way to go.

  7. Boat

    Whether you take a sailboat, a yacht, or a small boat, traveling on the water is an exciting way to see the world. Cruise ships can be very restricting and leave little room for exploration at the port stops. But when you're behind the wheel, you have more control over your journey and personal safety.

  8. Motorcycle

    OK, OK, so motorcycles aren't the safest form of transportation, but they are certainly affordable and fun to cruise around on. There's nothing quite like riding on a motorcycle, with the wind blowing through your hair and the peacefulness of the open road. Motorcyclists also have the freedom to pull over and take in the sights whenever they please, making traveling even easier.

  9. Bicycle

    Bicycling is a fun and safe way to travel, especially if you pack light. With the right bike and equipment, you can travel as long as you want and tackle a wide range of terrains. Whether you want to hit the paved roads or climb a mountain, biking is an exhilarating and unique way to see the world.

  10. Motor scooter

    If you simply want to cruise around a town and quickly zip through streets, a motor scooter may be your best option for transportation. Motor scooters are fun and generally safe to take on short trips throughout urban cities.

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