ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Reasons : Why Travel Today Is Much Easier And Simpler Than Earlier

Updated on December 28, 2016
Travel as an educator!
Travel as an educator! | Source
Travel is easier nowadays!
Travel is easier nowadays! | Source

Travel as a good teacher!

© Chitrangada Sharan Oct. 2014

All Rights Reserved.


I belong to that age group, which did not have access to the Internet during my growing up years. I remember going for vacations during Summers with my family.

Although they were well planned comfortable trips, but they can not be compared to the ease and comfort with which travels are planned these days.

Why Travel?

Although most of the teaching and learning takes place in the classrooms, there is no doubt that travelling broadens the mind and enlivens the spirit.

  • People often read books, magazines or newspapers or search on Internet, to know something about the outside World.
  • But this can not be compared to seeing places with one's own eyes.
  • Apart from historical and natural sights, travelling makes it possible to meet people from different cultures, learn about their customs and food habits, their modes of dressing up, their language and so many other details.
  • This changes a person's outlook and can lead them to become more open minded and tolerant towards other human beings.
  • Travelling removes prejudices and helps to build universal goodwill and fellow feeling, such that you become more a citizen of the World.

People who don't travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.

~~~Martin Yan

Well connected roads means pleasant travel experience!
Well connected roads means pleasant travel experience! | Source

5 Reasons Travel Has Become Simpler Than Before:

Anyone can travel, whether alone or in group, whether old or young. Because communication and technology has simplified our lives.

1. Increased connectivity through well maintained roads:

There was a time, when some of the most beautiful places of Nature were inaccessible through roads. But the advancement of infrastructure has resulted in better and well connected roads and highways and expressways.

That means we are able to visit the beautiful holiday spots surrounded by Nature with much ease.

Moreover accessibility to these places has been assured by well organized transport system, with all modern amenities.

2. Better information system and abundance of options:


Browsing on your Internet, you can find the cheapest and most affordable way to travel. Whether you choose to travel by road or railways or by Air.

You can simply make your choice and select the price, that is most affordable and convenient for you.

You can choose the dates, airlines, trains and even the routes from the so many private and government operated travel mediums.

I remember how painful it was earlier to stand in a line and wait for your turn on the ticket window. And sometimes face disappointments also, when the tickets were not of our choice.

Now all this can be done sitting in the comforts of your home.

Mapping app  for easier navigation!
Mapping app for easier navigation! | Source
GPS system
GPS system | Source

3. GPS (Global positioning system):

This I consider a blessing, at least for people who are not very good in navigating.

Earlier, if we wanted to visit some place within our own country or some foreign country, we needed to do lot of research for a long time, may be for days to know which roads to take, where to stay etc.

I remember carrying maps and compass, whenever we were travelling. Even we had to ask the locals at various points to reach our destination.

With mapping applications and the feature of GPS, in our smartphones, how easy and convenient it is to reach our destination.

4. e-tickets: so easy to carry


Earlier I remember checking my hand bag many times, to assure that my travel ticket was in place and I have not lost it or dropped it.

The paperless ticket system has made it so easy and convenient.

You can save your electronic ticket in your mobile phone and even take a print out at the airport if it is required.

5. Travelling need not be expensive:

Most of the travel websites provide impressive discounts in travel seasons and even otherwise, if you are a frequent traveller.

You just have to explore the many possibilities. These travel websites also provide discounts on hotel bookings, cab bookings or sightseeing.

Just get in touch with a good, reputed and registered travel website and they will plan your entire trip with every detail as you opt for.

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. ~~~Francis Bacon

Discounted Air tickets
Discounted Air tickets | Source

Travel is a teacher!

See results

To conclude:

  • When you travel within your country or abroad, you realize that people all over the World are the same, irrespective of culture, religion, language etc.
  • They may be doing things differently, eating differently, dressing up differently, but anything which makes you happy will make them happy too and anything which makes you sad, will make them sad too.
  • Travelling definitely enriches and broadens our outlook. And as travel in today's World has become easier, we must make the most of it.

© Chitrangada Sharan 1st Oct. 2014

All Rights Reserved.

PROTECTED: PLEASE DO NOT COPY!

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

How to book e-ticket for railway journey source: You tube

Plan your travel with Google maps source: You tube

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      So of course, I haven't traveled in four years. :) All valid points here my friend.

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Funny thing on this; our roads have gotten worse over the last decade and not better. My wife and son just traveled and were happy with nearly everything you mentioned.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have given it much thought myself. Travel has become so much simpler over the years. An informative hub.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you billybuc, for reading and commenting!

      I wish you go for a holiday along with your family. Thanks!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Ericdierker, for visiting and commenting!

      Glad you liked the hub. Thanks!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Devika, for your support and positive comments!

      Yes, travelling has become simpler and I experienced all this, when we had a recent family trip to Europe.

      Many thanks for your positive comments!

    • Suzanne Day profile image

      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I think the information thing is huge, because now we can learn all about a place from the comfort of our armchairs, as well as get up-to-date reviews to make informed choices. It might not seem as simple with the research factor, but being able to have a nice holiday without worries because of other people's helpful reviews is a big plus! Voted useful.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I agree completely with your views. I myself experienced the advantage of information, when we had planned a family tour to Europe. The visitor's reviews are very helpful because they are people like us and can understand problems and suggest best solutions.

      Many thanks for your kind visit, valuable comments and the votes!

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Travel is so much easier today. Tickets are now scanned from personal devices and that is even more convenient. I find travel exciting. Your tips here are all wonderful and valid.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      I totally understand what you mean, I never went abroad till I was 28 but it certainly opened my eyes to other cultures and lives, I have been a few times now and love it, its definitely easier these days, nell

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Travelling is great and it is certainly easier today than it was before. Travelling widens our horizons and we get to experience different cultures and get to see beautiful places.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you teaches12345, for your visit and comments!

      You are right about the convenience of carrying e-tickets. Travel is so much easier today.

      Thanks for appreciating the hub!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nell, for your valuable comments!

      I think with increased communication, we get familiar with other cultures, but seeing them personally has an altogether different impact. And easy travel makes it an enjoyable and rich experience.

      Many thanks for your support!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Nithya, for your visit and insightful comments!

      I agree travel today is easier and besides seeing the lovely places, we also get to know different cultures.

      Thanks!

    • rasta1 profile image

      Marvin Parke 2 years ago from Jamaica

      One of my professors told me there are two ways to gain knowledge; traveling or reading a good book.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Your professor is absolutely right. Before the computers and Internet came into being, we were dependent on books only to increase our knowledge.

      Thank you rasta1, for your visit and valuable comments!

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great information Chitrangada. We don't travel often other than to visit family in different Australian states maybe once er year. We have only been overseas once and that was to Indonesia. However you are correct that travel is much easier now than in the past and is making the world a smaller place for many of us. When we do fly we make all our bookings online and save money by booking early if possible. Very well written, voted up.

    • Rota profile image

      Rota 2 years ago

      Thought provoking article. I plan to begin a lot of travelling next year - and mostly it is to educate myself, broaden my horizons and have life experience.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Jodah, for your kind visit and appreciation!

      I love travelling along with my family, within India or other countries, and I have noticed how travelling has become easier and easier over the years.

      You are right, early bookings save lot of money.

      Thanks for your votes and support!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Rota, for your kind visit and comments!

      I agree with you that travel is a great educator. We may read about other places in books or see their pictures, but seeing them personally has a huge impact and a great experience.

      Thanks and welcome to HubPages! Thanks for the follow as well!

    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You are correct: travel is so much easier now, as well as information about the world that we are not acquainted with. Excellent work.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you aviannovice, for your kind visit and comments!

      Travel is a great way to acquire knowledge about the World and it is so much easier these days.

      Thanks for your continued support!

    • Adventuretravels profile image

      Giovanna Sanguinetti 23 months ago from London UK

      Yes I agree that travel is much easier than it's ever been, and cheaper too. But this may not always be a positive thing. The travel industry has a lot to answer for in term of exploiting very beautiful places and people all over the world. That is why I strongly believe in responsible and sustainable travel - we have to be very mindful about the kind of places we stay in and give consideration to who actually benefits from our visit - does the money go to the people who welcome us or just to big organizations with no care for anything but profit? Adventure travel is changing the travel industry for the better. A very interesting hub thank you.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 23 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you Adventuretravels, for your kind visit and insightful comments!

      It is very important that travel and tourism should benefit the local people and their occupation.

      Thanks for spreading the awareness through your feedback.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      In the past we had to walk three hours to school because we stay in village while the school is in the city. Nowadays kids sit bus; car that takes 10 min drive to school

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image
      Author

      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you peachpurple, for your kind visit and comments!

      Appreciate you for stopping by!

    Click to Rate This Article