Now when I travel, I noticed how much the internet really has made traveling a whole lot easier. I can plan everything about my trip using solely the internet. The internet has impacted my flying, since I just book online. Basically I’ve been flying city to city to city doing one way trips using the internet to book everything.
When it comes to finding a hostel or hotel, the internet with sites like HostelWorld allow me to see reviews before I actually stay at a hostel, so I don’t have to risk getting in rat infested, prostitute, hell hole. Rather I pick one of the best hostels I can find, even if it cost a little more (since my life and my stuff are pretty valuable to me.
Finding out what to do in a city has also been impacted by the internet. Now I can look for reviews online about the best travel recommendations, sites to see, and which bars have the best happy hour specials. I plan my city experience based on the reviews and recommendations of others. This way you can avoid wasting your time at non interestnig attractions and spend time enjoying the essentials.
Keeping in Touch With Traveler Friends
One of the best benefits I’ve recieved from the internet is the fact that I don’t have to lose contact with the people I meet. Facebook has helped me out a great deal when trying to keep in contact with the friends I meet while traveling. Of course those friends I’ve met along the way start becoming part of my major friends list. Now when I am in the area of those global friends I meet, usually I can meet them. Travel long enough and I might just have a friend in every corner of the planet.
At the same time I can still keep in contact with family in friends with the internet thanks to voip and instant messaging. No longer do I need to write letters by hand or mail a postcard (though it’s still nice), but I just pop an email and can update them on my trip there.
Working While Traveling Thanks to Blogging
Now I can travel without saving up large sums of money. The internet has allowed me to travel non stop while working at the same time. Before, to work and travel I would need to basically work where I end up. Now I can just work anywhere I am and pay for my journey.
Blogging allows the freedom to work when I want, where I want, whenever I want. Without blogging i don’t think this long term trip would really be possible, unless I was willing to sleep on benches and go camping.