If you’re thinking about axing ‘3-1-1′ from your travel preparations, we’ve got news for you. There are worse forms of transit than the airlines.
The day before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year, and nobody seems to enjoy getting on a plane anymore — at least not since we started paying those baggage fees, putting liquids in a baggie and getting intimate pat-downs at airport security.
But how about being forced to pedal a tandem bicycle from Chicago to Dallas, or fire up a hot-air balloon from Denver to Miami? Head over to TIME.com for a look at some far poorer alternatives.