What's your favorite mode of transport?

  • Jaxom

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    Dec 31, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Obviously for oversea trips you aren't going to drive there but, disregarding the distance and time, which do you prefer to do and why?

    Do you like to drive places and see the stops in between?
    Take a cruise or just fly directly to your destination?

    And once there, if you didn't drive yourself, do you rely on public transportation or do you rent a car?

    Myself, I love to drive places and see all there is to see. I'm not much on stopping and doing museums or tours but I'll stop and take pictures of iconic places and landmarks.
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    Dec 31, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
    A big, comfortable SUV, large car, or wagon.

    Basically I want to be comfortable on my trip, want a lot of space, a great sound system, and to be in control of my environment.

    And I like to go at my own pace. Sometimes that's fast, other times its gonna be stopping wherever there's something interesting or if I want something to eat. Panera Bread is a great spot to stop during road trips because of free Wifi!

    The best kinds of trips are when you can stop and see friends along the way. If I had a friend every 2 hours I would be very happy.

    When I stay in a city, I like to see what the gay scene/culture is like, see a museum or park, go to a baseball game, and find a great locally owned place to eat. New friends are always great, too.
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    Dec 31, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
    Plane, car, bike and my feet, but overall I like car the best.

    My favorite trip is from NY to FL. The changes in weather and scenery is often dramatic. I can leave Manhattan at 5pm Friday and be in Fort Lauderdale, FL after midnight Saturday night. This includes a hotel stop, usually in NOVA and of course stops for Starbucks along the way. I bring food in a bag from Whole Foods...nuts, bars, fruit, beef jerky, water, etc. Oh, and my radar detector too. ;-)
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:17 AM GMT
    I enjoy trains probably because I don't have them on the west coast and when I travel east they seem really practical and efficient.

    Car trips I hate. Again, probably because living in SoCal they just mean traffic.
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:19 AM GMT
    Motorcycle
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 01, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    Multiple modes. No commercial flight thank God. That truly sucks a duck's ass.
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    Jan 01, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Depends on where you're thinking of going. Let's say you're thinking of Europe. I like good hotels in my favorite cities. So - I like to fly, and then have the hotel pick us up in one of their cars with a driver of their own. To get around while we're there - - the same. No bus or van tours. I would hate being treated like cattle. If I know where I'm going, it is fun to have the hotels get cars for our use. I like driving good cars, but otherwise the best way to get around is to have the hotel concierge provide a driver and car.
  • mmmm_mmmm

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    Jan 01, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    around town -- cycling, hands down -- transport and fitness at the same time
    long distances on land -- trains if I have the time -- most energy efficient mode of transportation (aside from human-powered of course)
    road trips are awesome
    overseas -- nothing quite like a ship if you have the time
    most practical for business and everyday though is plane

    Regardless -- just get out there and TRAVEL!
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    Jan 01, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    Jaxom saidObviously for oversea trips you aren't going to drive there but, disregarding the distance and time, which do you prefer to do and why?

    Do you like to drive places and see the stops in between?
    Take a cruise or just fly directly to your destination?

    And once there, if you didn't drive yourself, do you rely on public transportation or do you rent a car?

    Myself, I love to drive places and see all there is to see. I'm not much on stopping and doing museums or tours but I'll stop and take pictures of iconic places and landmarks.


    favorite way to travel - at least it was . travel has gone to the dogs since then.

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    Jan 01, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
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    But since that's not gonna happen, car.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 01, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Carried on a silk draped litter by loin cloth wearing perfectly matched attendants while I recline on pillows as Ryan Reynolds feeds me grapes.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Donkey or Camel.
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    Jan 01, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    Train, something very romantic and soothing about a train. Some of my best memories are from just staring out the window whilst making overnight journeys on the trains in India. I had a great time travelling around the country and the trains, in my opinion, made it. I always slept so well and the movement of the train always lulled me to sleep.
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    Jan 01, 2012 9:32 AM GMT
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  • OJ89

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    Jan 01, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    Train Journeys.
    I've seen some amazing views while on long train journeys.
    I've done a 36hr journey across China on train, it was amazing.

    next is Car.
    Car + friends = loads of fun icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 01, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I NEED TO GET ON A PLANE HERE ASAP! I just need to fly away... get away for a while. I don't care where or for how long... I just need something new.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
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    You, sir... most definitely rock.

    Though my chocobo would probably be this guy (for lack of storage space) :

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    Jan 01, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    My favorite MOT is taking a cruise for the simple reason that you have 24-hour access to your food + 'hotel room'.
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    Depends on my mood, and the situation. Cars are really convenient in most US cities, but I love the good public transportation in the NE US and in Europe. And, can't beat planes for getting us there fast, but I have leg-room issues with Economy, and pocketbook issues with First Class. Oh, and cruise ships? Claustrophia!
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    Jan 01, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    Love cities that you can get around by foot and public transport. Cars are great for getting between places, but in a great city they're an expensive inconvenience.
  • FredMG

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    Jan 01, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    Mountain bike.

    Slicks in the city, if you have to.
  • AJinATX

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    Jan 01, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
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