Half the fun of traveling abroad is finding new ways to get from one point to another. Every country has its own unique ways to get around as this infographic shows. While trams and railways may seem pretty run-of-the-mill, a reindeer sled seems like a fun–if somewhat chilly–way to see the landscapes of Finland and Lapland.
Travel along the waterways has always been popular. Who would decline a romantic gondola ride when on holiday in Venice? But there are many other exciting rides to choose from. If you’re an adrenalin junky, high-powered boats like the Shotover that does 360 ° spins in a canyon river in New Zealand might be to your liking. The traditional Felucca boats that sail serenely up and down the River Nile or the houseboats of Kerala India offer more sedate river trips for those who prefer the timeless grace of water trips at leisure.
Reindeer sleds are not the only animal-drawn transport modes. Horse-drawn carriages bring back the past, while dog sleds pulled over icy plains are popular modes of transport in the arctic circle. For a more exotic ride, you may want to try your hand at riding an Asian or even the larger African elephant.
There are, of course, dozens of self-propelled vehicles to choose from. They best serve those with little time to waste. Since they’re faster, readily available, and relatively inexpensive. This is why electric rideables, taxis, tuk-tuks, high-speed trains, and motorcycles remain the most popular everyday and vacation transport modes.