Traveler Happiness is the Bed and Bus

Traveler Happiness is the Bed and Bus
Nomadic travel is not possible, unless you are a millionaire. However a travel is happy when the Bus and the Bed are comfortable, these are the two places where we spend most of our time.

If I can choose the proper bus I am happy, if I can choose the proper Hotel room I am happy.

Koh SiChang, Island Thailand
2-3 Hours Tribe by Bus South of Bangkok
Friday, November 21, 2008
Blog of Andy --- --- Travel Bag Design Survey --- Professional Traveler Bag

How important are the Bed and Bus, just look at the largest Travel sites to learn about travel. If you look at most large Travel Sites, such as, TripAdvisorcom, and, you will see a common thread. They seems preoccupied with Transportation or Hotels, the actual Travel Destination is lower priority.

Travelers use buses as their primary form of Transportation, yes a Trains is nice, but these are only available for about 20 percent of the planet. They are only good in Europe, and that to me is questionable, because the bus or Eurolines is cheaper, and even the LCC - Low Cost Carriers are becoming cheaper than the Train.

The bus is the primary form of transportation for the normal traveler.

I came to the Island of Koh SiChang, I could have accepted the first bad deal offered for a Hotel, however,
“I Just said No.”
I want to be a happy traveler, so I focused on the Hotel.

We found a room for 500 Baht, no air, Thai language TV, and they would rent us a motorcycle for 250, and they said,
“we are discounting, we make special deal.”

Well, so what, found an Air Con Room, with Cable TV, a couple of movie Channels for 500 Baht and a Motorcycle to rent for 200 Baht. The bed and transportation are good, I am happy.

I am tired of the Tourist Industry always saying they are doing me a favor and giving me a discount, I truly wish they would just give me a good bed and bus, no more and no less, without needing to listen to them make noise.

Traveler Happiness is the Bed and Bus


By clicking on the "Subscribe to Comments" you will receive an email when members post new comments on this page

As someone who loves train travel, and regularly travels by train in Europe, I have to say: The Indian trains are better.

they are air-conditioned, the bunks are comfortable to sleep in, the windows are tinted, they seem to be more reliable and they are a hell of a lot cheaper (maybe not relatively, but in actual terms, it is cheaper to get from agra to Gorakhpur (21 hours) than from my home town to london King's Cross (25 minutes).)

European trains may be newer and faster, but they delay more, cost more, serve aweful coffee and they cram you in like an airplane.

and I agree with you about buses.

I could have said happiness is a good Train, then you explained how a comfortable Train can make a traveler happy. A traveler must focus on comfortable travel or a comfortable room.

Note, the reason why people buy expensive trips is in the hope of trying to guarantee transportation and rooms are comfortable.

We assume the destination is acceptable...

Nomadic travel not possible unless a millionaire?? Hitchhike and camp takes no money at all. May not be your cup of tea, but anyone can travel as a cheap nomad if they decide to. No need to be wealthy.

To wander anywhere I want, at anytime I want is not possible. There are many barrriers that can only be crossed with money. It sounds romantic, however anyone who uses the word Nomad does not know they live inside a cage.

My Account