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3 Ways To Make Your Holiday Start With The Journey

It was Robert Louis Stevenson who said that "to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive". Robert Louis Stevenson never had to spend thirty-six hours on a cramped bus, of course. He never went from coast to coast with a neighbor whose manspreading took up more space than was decent. Yes, the journey can be a rewarding and pleasant part of going somewhere new, but sometimes it is just to be tolerated.
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 What is true is that, with the range of options open to travelers these days, it no longer needs to be just about getting there. Of course if you're choosing to go somewhere, the arrive bit is important. But there's no reason that the journey needs to be tiring, sweaty, over-hot, boring and functional. It can be pretty good to travel hopefully AND to arrive. It might take a little longer, but there are definite benefits.

1. Cruise Holidays

Each cruise has an outward point where the trip meets its climax. It may be the furthest away, or the grandest location on the trip. Whatever the case, it's not the only place you'll see on the holiday. Cruise holidays are so popular because there's not just one destination, there are glittering jewels all the way. And the time you spend in transit can be enjoyed in luxury, with fine dining and shopping.

2. Charter Buses

You don't have to take to the seas to travel in style and see the wonders. The bus, for so long the "well, it beats walking" choice for distance travel, has seen something of an overhaul. Chartering a luxury busrental from GOGO Charters means that you can enjoy the journey in comfort and with amenities to keep boredom at bay. Kitted out with WiFi and other treats, the bus has come of age.

If the destination is the key, then it's important that you arrive relaxed and fully up to speed with what's happening next. If the journey is what matters, then charter buses can follow the route to ensure that every landmark you want to check out is covered. Either way, charter bus travel has made its leap into the future.

3. Limousine

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While probably not an option for any trips from New York to Los Angeles, shorter journeys that need to be made in style are best done by limo. Spacious, luxurious and stylish, the limousine is always going to have that touch of class. It's the right way to travel for a one-off event that demands glamor and glitz. Unless you're a billionaire it doesn't make sense to travel the country in one, of course.



So while Robert Louis Stevenson had a point - it is nice to travel serenely and think about your destination - it matters to get there and enjoy it too. The excitement of going somewhere new should not be diminished by anything. Not the idea that the place itself will be an anticlimax after the journey, and not the idea that you'll be too exhausted to enjoy it. It's better, really, to get both right.


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