Settings may have noteworthy travel methods. In an alternative universe, the use of zeppelins for travel might have caught on. Perhaps a ride on a steam powered train is the most common, or most ideal, method of travel. Some smaller parts of the world have citizens who bike everywhere, and almost no one uses a car. The method of travel may also be a result of the local terrain. Camels are ideal for crossing the sands of a dessert. Unique or distinctive methods of travel that are traditional for your setting can help it to feel more like a character.
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