Travel is basically the transfer of individuals between different, remote geographical locations. Travel can take place by foot, by car, bike, plane, train, bus or any other means, with no transport or baggage, and is one way of traveling or round trip to anywhere. Travel has been around ever since man started to survive by hunting or fishing and using the available land for shelter. It was necessary for survival and was also a good way of showing social status to those who had advanced technologically. Since then, travel has been an essential part of our lives, whether we like to admit that we need it or not, especially now in this high tech, computerized, high paced world.
The basic purpose of travel is to show off, impress, teach, entertain or otherwise to share knowledge and information about a specific place or people. The modern world however presents a completely different picture: modern traveling usually consists of business or leisure, but there are still some cases where travel is needed for personal or cultural reasons. For example, if a U.S. traveler wants to visit his family in another country or if a Canadian wishes to experience different cultures and lifestyles, they have to use transportation to get from point A to point B. There are many different forms of transportation to consider here, including trains, planes, boats, trucks and buses. However, the most popular and efficient way to travel is by air.
International travel can also be done through short-term accommodations such as hotels, motels, guest houses, inns, campgrounds and the like. These facilities provide comfortable lodging for travelers and provide them with all the comforts of home, including food, water, telephone and internet access, even if the travelers do not wish to rent additional rooms. Some of these hotels offer continental breakfast, continental lunch and dinner, and also include private baths and free daily maid service, although these services vary from hotel to hotel.