Realize how Easy Travel is?!
In the series of great travel tips, a blog on easy travel. Traveling nowadays is incomparable to what it used to be only a few decades ago. We can barely imagine what it was like to travel without a portable telephone. We are fully accustomed to it – I’d say even addicted to it- but I very well remember the days that I had to try and find some post-office in a tiny village Greece, Yugoslavia or Italy where I could phone my parents with a collect-call to say all was well (and that I needed some more money..). I just phoned on the off-chance they were in. If not, I had to try finding yet another local post-office to go through the same procedure. Often enough the post-office was closed for siesta, or –if open- it was impossible to get a connection, or the line was bad. I am talking of a holiday during the late 1980s only! How primitive we were at the time..! My two kids cannot imagine how life was then. Certainly no question of easy travel!
With a cell-phone and obviously a dependable, good provider you barely need to carry lots of maps with you, depending on whether the area you are travelling to. At least, maps of large cities are no longer necessary to put in your bag. And think of addresses of hotels or restaurants, Michelin guides and hotel guides! You can also leave your address book behind, your games, your cross-word puzzles, your little stereo or radio, and if you have an iphone or blackberry of some sort there is no need to go to an internetcafe. And, I am forgetting another very important device: large and heavy and in many cases fragile. Indeed, the video camera! Incredible that we are so much helped by one single device, the cell-phone! Am I getting old that I notice these changes, by the way..?! Having a cell-phone is just one of the many devices that enables easy travel! It makes modern traveling so much more comfortable and safer.
One of the devices I have only recently bought for holidays is a Kindle Fire e-reader for reading many hundreds of books. I usually carry around two or three books while traveling. No longer now!! Another great advantage is that my entire family can enjoy it!
All in all, travel is so much easier nowadays thanks to technology! I hope you liked this blog on great travel tips!
Highly recommended: the Kindle Fire, Full Colour 7 inch Multi-touch Display, Wifi!
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