Where I live there isn't much choice. If I don't drive I don't go. There isn't much in walking distance and public transportation does not come out this far. A car isn't a luxury or not having one an option, it is a necessity. Which is sad, I'd love to take a bus or train.
If traveling for the fun of going to a distant somewhere, I.e. to Yellowstone or the ocean, would like vehicle with high comfort level, nice seats, plenty of leg room (car/bus/van) with a driver that wasn't me. Then I can just enjoy the scenery, relax and even nap if I want to. I have lately been intrigued by the idea of train trips/tours. Just wish the boarding points were not so far from me.
If going nowhere in particular, just traveling for the fun of being on the road, motorcycle is preferred method. In my more senior years, limiting this to reasonably short trips is kind of the way things are. When I was younger, a few hundred (<300) miles was not a bad trip.
Practically speaking, most travel these days is me driving my car (small truck) when I NEED to go somewhere. Having several pets (some fosters) and no sitter, travel pretty much has to be limited to less than 10 hours