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CCFF00: Siblings to Utopia via the interstate: 05/16/19
The last method to utopia for the sibling travel is via the interstate or railroad. At this point I don't have an exemplar, so this post will be strictly hypothetical based on the three elements that would make up a narrative in this category.
The travelers this time are siblings. Brothers and sisters or just brothers or just sisters or nonbinary siblings. The point is, they grew up in the same family, whether by blood relation or adopted. They are traveling together either by choice or out of circumstances. If they are adults, it's probably by choice, unless it is to attend to a family matter (attending a funeral, a wedding, helping another relative move). If they are children, most likely this is a trip beyond their control.
The destination is utopia. It's an impossible place, a place not found on any mundane map. It could be a eutopia - good place — or a dystopia, a bad place. The key thing is that it isn't a known place. Travel to utopia usually places the narrative into the fantasy genre, though it could also be science fiction (with space travel, near future speculation, yet to be invented gadgetry, etc), or it could be horror. Beyond business how-to and philosophy books, I've yet to read a non-fiction trip to utopia narrative.
Finally there is the route taken. The route here is either the railroad or the interstate. It's a straight shot, safe, well maintained route to an impossible place. If The Polar Express included sibling travelers, it would sit in this category.