The Travel Book

The Travel Book – Don’t Go By Car – Go By Boat!

Cars, they make everything easier and give you the freedom to go anywhere you want. I currently do not drive so when I am abroad or even on holiday in the UK, I have to rely on public transport. However, in that time I have learnt some really valid lessons and also have discovered that sometimes public transport can be your friend!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I know that we cannot explore everywhere by boat but sometimes it is the best way to travel. You get to see the coastline from a different angle, you get to see things you haven’t even imagined and can even see a city from a different angle. So here are a few of the boat journey’s that I recommend.

New York City

I took the boat to see the city in a whole new perspective and loved it. It is an amazing way to see the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. I have done it two ways – one by a mini viewing boat and also another by a speed boat and they were both exciting experiences. It is an overwhelming landscape to see the skyscrapers of the Big Apple and the water is the way to see it.


The tube always seems like the obvious option to travel in the capital but take my advice and take the boat! It really is worth it as it is such a unique way to see London. The Thames has had such a huge impact on the history of the capital and that is why it is still fascinating as there are so many areas along the water that has still evidence of that today. You can also see some iconic tourist attractions on the way too.


Ok, so you can do dolphin or whale watching anywhere but I highly recommend it. Not just to see the mammals but also to see the coastline in a different way. It is such a breathtaking experience and the reason Horta in the Azores sticks out to me the most is because it is where I saw the blue whale. It also meant it was a way to see the rustic coastline of these fascinating islands.

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