Mention traveling by bus, and you're going to have to sit through me telling stories of me traveling 12 hours by bus to visit my girlfriend in College. (A decision that would have been reckless except for one fact, she's now my wife).
12 hours on a bus? That's nothing! How about traveling from DC to Antarctica by bus! OK, our hero actually made it the Southern tip of America via bus, and took a ship to Antarctica (versus what? swimming?).