Travelling is something human beings have been engaging in since years. Earlier, at the pre-historic stages, the early humans used to travel to search for food, shelter and favourable weather. As time progressed, we built farms and cities and civilisations to alter our environment in our favour. However, the genetic memory of travelling from one place to another imprinted a thirst for discovering new places in all of us. And that is why all of us still feel that wanderlust inside of us. As we evolved, travelling evolved with us. What was essentially a bare necessity for survival, become a mode of entertainment, of relaxation, of rejuvenation. And with the advancement of technology, travelling is evolving again. In this modern age of information and connectivity, the way we travel the world has become quite different than before. Here are a few ways how technology has made travelling a much easier and much more memorable experience.
Book accommodation from anywhere
No matter if you are travelling to Anguilla and want to book one of the luxurious Anguilla houses or you are travelling to the Maldives and want to book a water bungalow, you can now book it from the comfort of your house.. In our connected world of the internet age, searching for accommodations in almost anywhere in the world has become way too easy. There are a lot of websites on which you can find the perfect home away from home for your vacations within your budget. This saves the hassle of running around your destination in order to book a decent room. You can check pictures of the rooms and the property on these websites before you make your booking and also see all the amenities they provide, to truly ensure a luxurious and comfortable vacation.
Book transportation tickets online
Since the birth of e-commerce, booking your transport tickets online has been a thing of beauty. Flight tickets and train tickets are being booked online for a long time now. However, now you can even book bus tickets, or car rental services online too, even in a different country. Almost any kind of transport you can think of, you can book your tickets long before you start your journey so that you can properly plan your itinerary. You won’t have to waste time worrying about booking a car for airport transfers or getting your intercity bus tickets as you can research and book those tickets from your computer.
Know a place before reaching there
When we used to travel to a new country before the age of the internet, there was always this underlying fear which used to work in our mind. There were not many ways by which you could know about a completely new place before actually reaching it. However, these days there is a lot of information available on the internet no matter which destination you are travelling to. Starting from the popular tourist attractions to their opening and closing times, the transport system, the conversion rates (if any), the food habits, the people, the culture – you will find a lot of information within just a click. The technological progress made researching on a place much easier and in the process, made travelling a lot easier too.
Navigate unknown roads when travelling
The existence of GPS and online maps have been a blessing for all the travellers. Now you don’t have to ask around in order to find a place in an unknown city. You can just mark your destination on the map and follow the directions to reach the place. It has also been a blessing to all the self-drivers. If you are going on a road trip to a different country and you want to drive the car yourself, no need to worry. The car navigation system or the map on your mobile phone will tell you where to turn, which road to take and how many miles are remaining before you reach your destination as you confidently drive through the unknown roads.
Capturing memories have never been easier
With the advancement of technology, clicking photographs have become easier than ever. Cameras used to be a novelty item and very few people actually had access to it. However, these days all of us carry a mobile phone with us all the time and these phones have some really powerful cameras. You won’t even need to carry a standalone camera in order to click a picture of the destinations you are travelling to. And if you consider yourself to be a bit of a photography enthusiast than others, you have an array of options in front of you. Starting from DSLRs to mirrorless cameras to action cameras to drones, there are a lot of gadgets which you can carry with you to capture the memories of your vacations to your heart’s content.
Share your memories instantly
Nowadays you don’t only have the option to capture the moments of your vacations really easily, technology has also made it possible to share those moments of wonders with your family and friends in a heartbeat. Various social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. have made it possible to share the images you click or videos you record with everyone you are connected with on these platforms. You can also go live on these social media sites to share what you are experiencing during your vacation with the world as you experience it.
Work as you travel
The connected nature of our world made working while travelling possible. If you are a freelancer or even if you have a desk job, you can easily do all your tasks remotely from your laptop. Technology also opened up various unorthodox ways to earn a living. Start a vlog channel as you travel and post your travel videos to earn money from views. Or maybe start a travel blog and write all about your experiences as you travel the world. All of these new ways made living on the road a much more comprehensible dream.