Perhaps the most common of all traveling dream is the one in which you miss your plane, boat or train. No matter how frustrating this dream is, it is actually trying to help you get what you want. Look closely at what you should have done in the dream to make your connection; if there is clearly something you could have done differently to ensure you were on time, your dream is encouraging a shift of emphasis, understanding or action in waking life.
Another common dream is taking the wrong bus, train or plane.
This dream is particularly common to people who have problems making decisions in life because they are worried about what other people think. Your dreaming mind is urging you to correct this tendency by focusing on what you think is right. Yet another common dream involves being on board a boat, ship or plane and the person in charge becomes unable to pilot or steer. You are suddenly called upon to steer. This dream suggests that you are about to be thrust into a position of authority and that others are relying on you. For dreams of crashes or disasters whilst traveling, see also DISASTERS.
Dreams of traveling to a safe harbor or haven highlight the need for comfort and security in waking life. Remember that the trials, frustrations and challenges that you face in the dream symbolize real- life impediments and emotions that are slowing you down or helping you along your way. When interpreting traveling dreams, always consider the reactions and solutions that the dream calls upon you to make to improve your dream journey. The necessary ingredient to encourage your progress is often a symbolic representation for the action or position in waking life that will be most beneficial to you.... The Element Encyclopedia
Yet we may not have become aware of what has been realised unconsciously; it may be depicted by a place we are heading towards, or a goal; a destination we do not remember. Also our conscious ambition and desire; our hopes; what we have struggled long for. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- It is fairly common to dream of trying to get to a particular destination, and this would normally indicate a conscious ambition and desire If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
2- Destinations such as exotic and faraway places could signify our need for excitement and stimulation, or hopes we may have for the future.
3- A Spiritual goal or aspiration is signified in dreams by knowing what our destination is.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the destination is not known to us, we may be moving into unknown territory, or be attempting something new and different.
If we have difficulty in reaching our destination there may be difficulties associated with our aspirations.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The exact nature of our objective is often not known to us until after we have confronted the obstacles and challenges along the way.
It is often enough just to have an aim for that particular section of the journey.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of traveling through rough unknown places, portends dangerous enemies, and perhaps sickness. Over bare or rocky steeps, signifies apparent gain, but loss and disappointment will swiftly follow.
If the hills or mountains are fertile and green, you will be eminently prosperous and happy.
To dream you travel alone in a car, denotes you may possibly make an eventful journey, and affairs will be worrying.
To travel in a crowded car, foretells fortunate adventures, and new and entertaining companions. See Journey. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For them to dream of traveling, in whatever form, is a natural progression of life; advancement, goals attained, new friends, and situations.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are traveling through an unknown area represents your rivals who are lurking around you.
To dream that you are traveling in a car filled with people suggests that you will make new and fun friends and have many exciting adventures.
To dream that you are traveling in a car by yourself signifies troubling matters ahead for you. Also see “Time Travel.”... My Dream Interpretation
It is best to break this symbol down into very basic segments.
The location you are leaving is likely tied in with your past and elements of your life that you are letting go of and moving away from. Your destination, if there is one, may offer clues to where you are heading or desire to be. An unknown destination can point to a need to move your life into new territory, even though you may not currently be aware of what that might look like.
The emotional qualities of the traveling can provide a good snapshot of how your unconscious is responding to your current life path and the movement inherent on your journey.
The mode of travel will reveal issues around the way your life is supporting the desires you have.
The effectiveness of your vehicle and the control you are able to exert over your direction may be a reflection of how these themes are playing out in your waking life.
The obstacles that present themselves are to be considered as a barometer for challenges you are facing that may be impeding your progress. Being stuck or unable to control where you are going might connect to some element of your life that is stagnant.
The speed of travel is important to determine how fast an area of life is moving.
A train might indicate things speeding out of control, whereas a cruise ship could feel impossibly slow. Very often, only a small part of a journey is what appears in a dream. In this case, the context and location will help identify what specific path of life needs to be examined by stopping and paying closer attention.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
According to Jung, swimming towards land suggests a desire for rebirth or renewal, but swimming against the tide suggests personal struggles.... The Element Encyclopedia