Train travel, of course! Closely followed by a nice Swiss ferry. I like travel where there’s room to move, a nice window to watch the world go by and just enough time to read a good book or doze.
It depends on the journey. I’ve enjoyed myself traveling solo (India and Europe) and loved traveling with friends and family (especially for surfing trips in Portugal and taking the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Siberian Railways). Solo travel allows you to make your own itinerary, free of consideration for others, but it also leaves you longing for a good chat at times. Travel with others means you really ‘share’ the moment, but it also makes you less likely to chat to strangers.
Yep. And unfortunately, I was under contract to write about it. It wasn’t that it was such a terrible place — more that I was the wrong person to go there and sing its praises.
Try to fit as much in as you can — not luggage-wise, but experience-wise. You can sleep on the plane when you’re done!