Introduction 2
Types of traveling 3
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling on foot 3
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by ship 4
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by train 4
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by car 5
Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by plane 5
Advantages and disadvantages of hitch-hiking 6
Tips for successful traveling abroad 6
Survey results 7
Conclusion 8Introduction
People have been traveling since ancient times from all over the world. Surely in those times people were traveling mostly for the need of trade, while nowadays millions of people spend their holiday traveling abroad. Children and adults are dreaming about holidays in the foreign country, because they want to visit other continents, modern cities and the ruins of the ancient towns. People travel to enjoy picturesque places or just for a change of science. It is always interesting to discover new things, different ways of life, to meet different people, to taste different food or to listen to different musical rhythms.
Those people, who live in the countryside, usually travel to big cities, because they want to feel the wing-ding of the city, so they usually spend their holiday visiting museums and art galleries, going to the shops and dinning at the exotic restaurants, meanwhile city-dwellers, on the contrary, prefer restful holiday, somewhere in a quiet place where they would be able just to bathe and laze in the sun.Types of traveling
In modern-days, people needs for traveling very differ from those who lived in ancient
times. There were no cars, plains, trains or bicycles in ancient times, so people just saddled up their horses and traveled to the other city or foreign country. During all that year, since ancient times till now, technology made a huge progress and there are many ways of traveling a person can choose from. People decide which way of traveling to choose, according to their needs, wishes and destination. They can choose from:
Crossing: a boat journey to the other side of the sea.
Cruise: a holiday spent on a large ship, which visits a number of places.
Expedition: an organized journey that is made for a particular purpose such as exploration.
Flight: a journey made by flying, especially in an aero plane.
Hitch-hiking: a travel by walking, with occasional rides in passing cars.
Journey: a trip or expedition with an intended distance and date.
Package tour: a holiday, arranged by a travel company, in which your travel and accommodation are booked for you.
Tour: a journey in which a short stay is made at a number of places, the traveler usually returning finally to the place from which he had started.
Trip: a journey that you make from one place and back again.
Voyage: a voyage by see or along the river.
Hike: trip by foot.Advantages and disadvantages of traveling on foot
Traveling on foot is good because it is one of the cheapest ways to get somewhere. Surely using this way of traveling you must have enough time because it is the slowest way of traveling. But if the place is 100 or more km away, then everyone prefers a faster way of traveling. Traveling on foot is good for your health, but if you have to travel about 100 or 200 km away using only your foot – it wont be very healthy for you. Anyway, everyone can try.
So traveling on foot is the best way to travel only for short distances.Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by ship
Traveling by ship is one of the most interesting and romantic way of traveling. Traveling by ship is good, because you live in a cabin where a bed and bathroom is, and there you can get a good rest. You also do not need to worry about the food, because there is at least one restaurant in all cruisers. Another advantage of traveling by ship is impressions that people can receive during the trip. It is unspeakable sense to feel the deck of the ship under your feet, to see the rise and fall of the waves and to feel the fresh sea wind blowing into your face. Also, if you are traveling for a several days you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset and the sunrise; you can laze on the deck getting a sunset or just walk on the deck and do not worry by air-pockets.
Surely traveling by ship has and disadvantages too. One of this is that traveling by ship is quite expensive in comparison with traveling by bus or by train. Another bad thing about the voyage is being seasick. Lots of people get seasick, especially when the sea is rough.
Traveling by ship is the most suitable way of traveling for those people, who are romantic, like sea and do not afraid storms and getting seasick.Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by train
If you are going to travel by train, you can choose from traveling by express train, local train, and slow train and through train. Traveling by train is good, because trains always run on time; furthermore, you can reserve a seat in a compartment where you can rest. With a train you have speed, comfort and pleasure combined. You can sit comfortably in a train and watch a view of the whole countryside. If you are hungry, you can have a meal in a restaurant-car. You can also meet and talk to lots of people. It is worth to travel by train for the students, because train tickets are not very expensive and, also, there is 50% discount for the tickets.
Traveling by train has disadvantages too. It is quite uncomfortable to travel with trains that have no cabins, just sitting places. Because sitting places in old trains are wooden and hard, so during a long trip you can get a backache. Another disadvantage is that all the time, during your trip, you will hear a noise, which split from the railing.Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by car
This way of traveling is the most suitable way for those people, who like driving a car, wants to be independence from any travel agencies or guides, and want to make an itinerary by them. Traveling by car is very convenient, because you can change your traveling plans at any time, also, if you are tired, or want to go to the toilet, you can stop whatever you want.
There are more disadvantages than advantages of traveling by car. This way of traveling could be very dangerous, especially then the speed limit is exceeded. Also you have to follow all the signposts, if you do not want to have problems with the police. Also you could not to exceed the speed limit and not to forget to fasten in your safety-belts, because you can get a fine. Long travel by car is especially dangerous for those drivers who have not enough experience, because their reaction is slower and they can faster tire out. Traveling by car is also noisy and not good for nature.
There are better and cheaper ways of traveling, than travel by car.Advantages and disadvantages of traveling by plane
If you can afford it, there is nothing better than traveling by air. It is the quickest and enough comfortable way. You board the plane and in no time you find your self in the remotest part of the world. Also there is a good staff in the plane, and stewardesses are ready to help you at any time. There are no restaurants in most plains, but you can always get something to drink and to have a snack.
The first one disadvantage is that there are no beds in the plains, and the seats, if you are not traveling in a business class, are not very comfortable. Another bad thing about planes is delays for fog or snowstorm. Air passengers often suffer such delays.
Traveling by air is the most suitable for those people who have a business trip or are traveling for long distances.Advantages and disadvantages of hitch-hiking
Hitch-hiking has only two advantages: first it is one of the cheapest ways of traveling, and the second one is that you can meet various types of people.
Hitch-hiking has disadvantages too. This way of traveling is in particular dangerous. Also you cannot be sure that someone will stop to take you for a ride and you cannot know if the people, that took you for a ride do not have bad purposes.Tips for successful traveling abroad
1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
2. Read the Consular Information Sheets and Public Announcements or Traveling Warnings (if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit.
3. Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. While in a foreign country, you are a subject to its laws.
4. Make two copies of your passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport.
5. Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home, so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
6. Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas. Do not accept packages from strangers.
7. To avoid being a target of crime, try not to wear conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry, and do not carry excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.
8. In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with authorized agents, when you exchange money or purchase art of antiques.
9. If you get into trouble, contact the nearest Lithuania Republic embassy.Survey results
According to the latest surveys, two quarters of people in Lithuania spend their holiday traveling abroad and one quarter spends their holidays traveling in Lithuania. Some people are not going abroad, because they are frighten by accidents.
Nowadays the bigger part of travelers prefer traveling by train, because if you live in a compartment you will have a good rest, and by ship, because many cruises are very popular and many people want to try it.
After some plains accidents, that had happened recently, the number of people, who prefer traveling by air has declined twice. So for this reasons traveling by air is in the third place at this moment.
Hitch-hiking is the worst estimated way of traveling by older people, but young people are ready to risk in order to have a free travel, and, maybe, a possibility to meet various new people.Conclusion
In conclusion, every person chooses the most suitable way of traveling, according to the type of traveling they are going to, their wishes and financial opportunities. Also it depends from how long each person can spend time on the trip. Another serious criterion by which people choose the way of traveling is their fairs. So every person has the right to choose the most suitable way to travel, but it is need to say, that you have to plan your trip. Weather you are traveling overseas for business, pleasure or study, the best way to ensure carefree and relaxing trips is to prevent problems, before it had happen. The more you learn about passports, visas, customs, immunizations and other travel basics, the less likely you are to have difficulties during your travels.