World travels with Martin Haake! ? How great is it to travel? The act of traveling dates back to ancient times. Travel by water often provided more comfort and speed than land-travel, at least until the advent of a network of railways in the 19th century. Travel for the purpose of tourism is reported to have started around this time when people began to travel for fun as it was no longer a hard and challenging task. Where are some of your favorite places to travel?