When did land travel become extremely popular?

betgo

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Jul 2011
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In the US, probably the mid 19th century. They built all sorts of canals in the early 19th century, as water travel was the best way to move freight. In some less technologically advanced areas train travel may not have surpassed water travel until later on.
 
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Futurist

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May 2014
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#12
In the US, probably the mid 19th century. They built all sorts of canals in the early 19th century, as water travel was the best way to move freight. In some less technologically advanced areas train travel may not have surpassed water travel until later on.
Did passenger ships travel through canals in large numbers as well?
 

MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#13
Travel by land and by sea really increased a lot in the 19th centurywith long distance railroads and regular steamship lines.

In particular thre depvolpments made it raltively easy and cheap to travel around the entire world, previously done only by explorers, merchants, wrriors, and very exceptinal tourists.
 
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MAGolding

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Aug 2015
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
#18
Travel by land and by sea really increased a lot in the 19th centurywith long distance railroads and regular steamship lines.

In particular thre depvolpments made it raltively easy and cheap to travel around the entire world, previously done only by explorers, merchants, wrriors, and very exceptinal tourists.
Those three developments were:

First, the completion of the transcontinental railroad in the USA on May 10, 1869 with the driving of the golden spike. It was no longer necessary to sail around South America through stormy seas or cross unhealthy jungles in Central America, or take a months long journey by wagon train to cross from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Second, the opening of the Suez Canal on 17 November 1869. It was no longer necessary to sail all the way around Africa to travel between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Third, the linking of railroads in India in 1870, so it was now possible to travel by train from Bombay to Calcutta, instead of sailing around India.

Thus various persons now realized that it was possible for a passenger to travel "around the world in eighty days".
 

sparky

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Jan 2017
4,515
Sydney
#20
land travel became hugely popular with the introduction of yearly paid holidays for workers
millions now could go in various places , it was the making of the mass tourism industry
this was initiated by the Fascist and Nazi regime , in particular the Nazi labor front introduced the " Strength through Joy " with subsidized trips oversea