As a kid one of my favorite songs was about a a little ship that had never been out on the water. I loved that song. What most people don't know is that I am terrified of the water as much as I love it and am in love with it.
My great-great-grandfather traveled the Mediterranean area by steamboat. An example of which he drew in the sketch I've added to this post. I do want to be authentic, but traveling by steamboat is not part of that plan (not even sure if possible nowadays).
So how will I travel to recreate this voyage? By sailboat. It is a lengthier process but oh so worth it.