weird ways to travel

Tired of the same old methods of travel? If pre-packaged airplane food, kids kicking your seat, and traffic jams are feeling like old news, consider taking one of these modes of transportation. They might not be the fastest ways of traveling, but they’re unique. What more could you want?

1. Ice Breaker

Some people love to hit the beach and get a little rest and relaxation on their vacation, others want an adventure. This mode of transportation would be for those in the latter category. Polar Cruises offers trips to the Arctic and to Antarctica on one of three ships. Pack extra warm clothing.

2. Suspension Railway

The Wuppertaler Schwebebahn is a suspension railway in Wuppertal, Germany, and it’s as odd-looking as it sounds. While it may look weird, it actually moves over 25 million people every year – so it’s pretty efficient. It somehow looks like both the future and the past at the same time.

3. Dogsled

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This is one of the most exhilarating ways to travel. Lean to steer, step on the brake to slow down, and…that’s about all you need to know. These dogs are chomping at the bit to get moving, so you won’t need to worry about an accelerator. We’d recommend dog sledding in Norway if you’re a first-timer – there’s nothing better than chasing the Northern Lights by dogsled.

4. Coco Taxi

These little coconut looking cabs can only be found in Cuba, and they’re a great way to get around town. Squeeze in and hold on, these three-wheeled taxis can fit two people comfortably…okay, somewhat comfortably.

5. Monte Toboggan

Basket cars, wicker sleds, whatever you want to call it, Monte Toboggan’s are maybe the weirdest of the 5 ways to get around on our list. You can grab one of these in Madeira (an autonomous region of Portugal) and slide for up to two kilometers! This is 10 minutes you’ll never forget.