Creative Ways to Travel This Holiday Season

There are a lot of ways to travel over Christmas break, and the majority of people travel over the holidays by airplane or train. These are both excellent methods of getting where you need to be. But, we’ve come up with a number of creative ways to travel over the holidays. There’s more than one way to travel to Grandma’s house!

By Water

Getting to Grandma’s for Christmas might include crossing water. No problem, we’ve got options. A cruise ship is the first option for holiday travel over water. The upside is the 24-hour buffet, the downside is the ship might not port at Grandma’s port. Be sure to consult the schedule before departing. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, traveling by ferry boat could be a time-saving option. It’s a fabulous travel method because your car travels with you, and if you’re really lucky you might see a whale or a porpoise swimming in the sound. A smaller option if you don’t need your car would be traveling by pontoon boat, ski boat, classic wooden boat or charter boat. If you’re lucky enough to travel to Grandma’s by kayak, take advantage of it. But, if you’re more of a captain, and less of a rower, a pirate ship is the most swashbuckling way to get to Grandma’s house this Christmas. 

By Land

A way to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time would be to travel by Class A motorhome, classic motorhome, vintage trailer or classic travel trailer. Convenient for the long haul, thanks to a bed and bathroom, if Grandma lives a number of states away these helpful homes on wheels allow you to experience the terrain as you drive. Two trips in one! She might not live that far away though, and a tractor or side-by-side ATV can get you through the field in a jiffy. If efficiency is the goal, and you’re working, then a firetruck, dump truck, recycling truck or school bus will get you where you need to go—in style. And, people used to cover a lot of ground without modern motors. A covered wagon, though highly inefficient and counter cultural, with the right horse or horses will get you there eventually. 

By Air

Airplanes are efficient, but they aren’t the only way to travel over Christmas. Helicopters are zippy, and fly above all the car traffic (which can be annoying when you know Grandma’s cookies are waiting for you). If Grandma is truly out of this world—and is either an astronaut or alien—with careful planning, and a hefty sum, rising for Christmas requires a rocket. 

By Human Power

If Grandma lives close enough to walk or ride, consider yourself lucky. A road bike will get you there quickly as well as get you a little workout in. A mountain bike will cover a bit more rocky terrain if Grandma lives over the mountain, down the canyon, and around the bend. Running or hiking to Grandma’s would be exciting, as would paddle boarding or skiing. Even a skateboard would get you where you need to go this Christmas! 

However you decide to get there, make sure you have fun. Traveling over Christmas tends to be stressful and pressure filled, but with a splash of creativity, rethinking holiday travel might be your ticket to adventure. 

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Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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