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The 10 best modes of transportation

By Melany Cox
Posted on February 4, 2014 | Columns,Opinion | Comments Off on The 10 best modes of transportation

I’ve traveled a lot during my life, so I’ve gotten to use many different methods to get from place to place.

I’ve experienced cars, planes, trains, buses, boats, bicycles, horses, taxies, subways, a gondola and even a helicopter.

Each of these forms has provided its own unique adventure, some good and some bad. Yet even with all these experiences under my belt, there are still many modes of transportation I want to try. Granted, some are fictional. Since there are so many various ways to get from one place to another, it’s difficult to decide which is the best. Nevertheless, I’ve narrowed down 10 of the best modes of transportation, both real and imaginary.

10. Carl Fredrickson’s house from Up

Just how many balloons does it take to make a house fly? With a floating house I would never have to purchase an airplane ticket ever again. Packing would be unnecessary and so would finding a hotel. I could leave anytime I wanted. After all, “adventure is out there.”

9. Train

This might be a let down after a floating house, but trains are a much faster way to get where you need to go. They provide one of the best ways to view the scenery.

8. Airplane

While getting on a plane is quite a hassle, it’s just so fascinating to watch the world from way up high. I can spend an entire flight staring out the window and be perfectly happy.

7. Ferrari

Want to turn some heads? Rev the engine.

6. Dragon

These fearsome beasts breath fire and fly. I’d never have to worry about someone stealing my ride. But parking might be a problem.


I’ve just started watching “Doctor Who,” and already fallen in love with the iconic blue police box that moves through time and space. I’d never be late to class again.

4. Transformer

These giant extra-terrestrial robots can turn into any kind of vehicle they desire. Imagine riding in an intelligent, cannon-toting Camaro. Tailgaters would no longer be a problem.

3. Speeder bike from Return of the Jedi

When I rode my bicycle as a kid, I would pretend I was driving one of these high-speed, levitating speeders through my neighborhood. They are incredibly fast and perfect for maneuvering through slow traffic.

2. Appa the 10-ton flying bison from Avatar: The Last Airbender

You have a Lexus? That’s nice. My giant fluffy monster can fly.

1. Pirate Ship

Sailing the seven seas… a pirate’s life for me.

I’ll probably never get to sail on a pirate ship, own a Ferrari or travel with the Doctor, but there are still many exciting methods of travel that I have yet to experience. So I’ll continue to wait patiently for someone to invent a flying car.

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