While planning trips, I try to make everything become part of the experience, including the mode of transportation. Why not make the necessary, and often tedious means of getting around in an unfamiliar city, a part of the fun? On a recent trip, for example, instead of yet another walking tour, we opted to see the city on a segway. We covered more ground than we could have walking and created memories from the experience of riding the segway itself.
You can gain a whole new perspective of a city from different forms of transportation as well. While in Amsterdam, a boat tour is a must. The city has waterways throughout that allow you to view the beautiful architecture of the waterway homes and businesses in a unique way.
Traveling by rail is a great way to get from one city to another while having an adventure at the same time. A train ride through Germany will present you with the opportunity to spot castles on rolling green hills. A summer night train ride through Poland lets you sleep with open windows listening to the clink-clank of the train. Whether its by rail, segway, boat, or anything thing else you can think of, making transportation a part of the fun will make your whole trip more enjoyable!