Travel is the motion of individuals between different geographical locations. Travel can be to a single destination or several destinations, with or without personal luggage, by car, plane, bicycle, train, boat or other means and is one way or round trip traveling. Some forms of travel include air travel, land transportation, sea travel and road travel. Air travel can either be hot air travel, freight or charter flights, scheduled or unplanned, and usually by either a single airline in a number of airlines, or a combination of airlines. Land transportation can include moving vehicles, picked goods or plants, and usually by either train truck, tractor, trailer, bus or railroad.
One of the earliest forms of travel was on foot, as in the early American journeyman. Foot traveling became safer when developing techniques allowed for bringing food and supplies along as well as clothing, thereby greatly reducing the risk of sickness. The next major form of travel to take up was by horseback, which was both safer and more comfortable than traveling on foot. The next step in travel was to use the ship’s boats, either as a one-place affair or around the world travel, as was more common around the world. Boats were able to carry much heavier loads, were relatively safe from thieves, and allowed longer trips than could be made by foot.
Travel has become an integral part of the tourism industry. While much of tourism is directed towards providing tourists with locations that they may want to visit, the other half of the industry is involved in developing and maintaining the destinations that are available for tourist travel. Areas of the world that are not suited for any form of particular travel due to the terrain or other natural conditions are often developed as tourist destinations, and offer opportunities for people to experience a different culture and lifestyle. As tourism develops more destinations are developed for tourists to visit. Tourism may include extreme sports activities such as scuba diving and mountain climbing, historical sites, or even places of natural beauty.