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5 Reasons Why Traveling Is Much Easier, and Trouble-Free Nowadays

Chitrangada believes that Travel is a great teacher. She shares her experiences and tips for organised traveling for the benefit of readers.

Travel is an educator!

Travel is an educator!

Travel is easier nowadays!

Travel is easier nowadays!

Travel—As a good teacher

I belong to that age group that did not have access to the Internet, during my growing up years. I remember going for vacations during Summer season 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 should we 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 the Internet, to know something about the outside World.
  • But this can not be compared to seeing places with one's own eyes.
  • Apart from the historical and natural sights, travelling makes it possible to meet people from different cultures, learn about their culture, customs, traditions and food habits, their modes of dressing up, their language and so many other details.
  • This changes a person's perception and outlook, can lead them to become more open minded and tolerant, towards other human beings.
  • Traveling removes prejudices and helps to build universal goodwill, and positive feelings, for fellow human beings.
  • When you travel to different countries, you start thinking like a global citizen. You feel more enlightened, towards the problems and issues, of the World at large.

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

5 Reasons: Why Travel Has Become Simpler Than Earlier Times?

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 hillsides, the natural waterfalls, holiday spots surrounded by the Mother Nature, with much ease.

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

Traveling with family, by road, is full of fun and excitement, because you can find well maintained hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, clean washrooms etc. all along the highways and expressways.

2. Better information system and abundance of options:


Browsing on your Internet, you can find the cheapest and the 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 the most affordable and convenient for you, and fits your budget.

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

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

Now, all this can be arranged, while sitting in the comfort of your home.

You can understand the geographical details, the climate, the food, and other necessary things, through Internet, and reach your destination, fully prepared accordingly.

GPS-The Mapping app, for easier navigation

GPS-The Mapping app, for easier navigation

Mobile app, GPS system for easier navigation.

Mobile app, GPS system for easier navigation.

3. GPS (Global positioning system):

GPS or the Global Positioning System, is a revolution and a blessing, at least for the people, who are not very good in navigating, if they are traveling to a place for the first time.

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 traveling. Even then, we had to ask the local people, at various points, to reach our destination.

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

4. e-tickets: So Easy to Carry

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

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

You can save your electronic ticket, in your mobile phone, to show the concerned authoritie, when asked, and even take a print out, at the airport, if it is so required.

5. Traveling need not be expensive:

Most of the travel websites, provide impressive discounts, in travel season, 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 according to your budget and preference.

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

Discounts on Air tickets

Discounts on Air tickets

To Conclude:

  • When you travel within your country or abroad, you realize that people all over the World are the same, irrespective of their food habits, their culture, their religion, their 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.
  • Traveling 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

Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable.

Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay.

The journey changes you, it should change you.

It leaves a mark on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart and on your body.

You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.

—Anthony Bourdain.

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goibibo.com---------------http://www.goibibo.com/

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Travel guru ---------------https://www.travelguru.com/

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

Plan your travel with Google maps source: You tube

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2014 Chitrangada Sharan

Comments

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 29, 2020:

Thank you for reading the article and sharing your views.

I agree with you, that technology has simplified traveling, in so many ways. In fact, we are dependent upon technology, for almost everything in our lives.

Thank you for commenting, C V Singh Ji. Good to meet you at HubPages.

C V Singh from India on May 29, 2020:

Yes, these days it's easier to plan travel sitting at home. E-Visa facility has made foreign travel very simple. Best thing now is use of Google maps in planning local day to day travel. Technology helps us plan a tour within your budget.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on December 02, 2018:

Thank you Peggy Woods, for your valuable and positive feedback! I am glad you liked the article and agree with the thoughts shared here.

Traveling is definitely easier these days and there is no doubt about that. It enriches and broadens our outlook towards other fellow human beings.

Thank you so much for reading and appreciating the article!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 02, 2018:

Traveling is truly an education. We are in total agreement regarding that. I loved that Anthony Bourdain quote and still watch reruns of his televised travel shows. The circumstances of his death make me sad to this day.

Like you, we relied upon maps, Mobil Guides, and Triple-A guidebooks when we planned trips in the past. The Internet makes things so much easier in this day and time.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 16, 2018:

Thank you Sofiagray, for reading and commenting on this article!

I am sorry to respond so late to your comments. Somehow, I missed it earlier.

Have a good day and thank you!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 16, 2018:

Thank you MarleneB, for your kind visit and positive comments.

I agree with your views that people, in any part of the World are friendly, happy and welcoming. As a result, there is an exchange of positive vibes everywhere we travel.

Thank You so much for sharing your thoughts on this topic! Have a good day!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 15, 2018:

Thank you Frances Metcalfe, for sharing your views and experiences of travelling. I also enjoy travelling and prefer a well planned tour. Things are definitely easier, as compared to earlier times, with regard to travelling.

Thanks for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on November 15, 2018:

Thank You Thelma, for stopping by and commenting on this article.

Good to know that you are on a visit to your native place. It must be a nostalgic feeling.

Yes, traveling within our own country and other countries has become easier than before.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on November 15, 2018:

I absolutely love traveling. My favorite part of traveling is staying in hotels because it always marks a fresh beginning to an adventure. I enjoy being at airports. People are typically happy and friendly. I do believe traveling is an educator. Basically, learning how to plan the trip and navigate the terrain elevates your consciousness. I enjoyed reading your article. It reminds me of all the things I enjoy about traveling.

Frances Metcalfe from The Limousin, France on November 15, 2018:

Hi Chitrangada. I've done a lot of travelling in the past - pre-internet - a lot of it driving to a place I think I'd like to see, and hope for the best! Now I could easily punch details into the mobile phone and not worry about a hotel space!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on November 15, 2018:

I love traveling. In fact, I am in my home country Philippines again and explore the land I was born in. I have visited the European countries more often than the Philippines that this time, I spend it here. Traveling nowadays is much more easier than before.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on January 10, 2018:

Thank You Sofia for your kind visit and comments!

I agree with your views about traveling nowadays. It is much convenient and easier compared to earlier times.

Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts on this.

sofiagray on January 09, 2018:

Hi, I am sofia. I am love to travel. Every years I am going for the 2-4 month trip. I traveled in many country including Canada which is my country. I loved to all countries. Every country has something special like some people's cloth culture, Some where food , some where nature, adventure etc.

Thanks for the Google maps, who helps me to find best root to reach everywhere.

sofiagray on January 09, 2018:

Book your Travelling with online sites, It gives you better option and always provide some offers with your travelling pack. So I referred to booking online travelling. It helps you to make a good travelling tour and save your time with your family.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on August 06, 2015:

Thank you peachpurple, for your kind visit and comments!

Appreciate you for stopping by!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on August 05, 2015:

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

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on May 21, 2015:

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.

Giovanna from UK on May 20, 2015:

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.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 24, 2014:

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!

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on October 23, 2014:

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

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 13, 2014:

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!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 13, 2014:

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!

Rota on October 12, 2014:

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.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 12, 2014:

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.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 09, 2014:

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!

Marvin Parke from Jamaica on October 08, 2014:

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

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 07, 2014:

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!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 07, 2014:

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!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 07, 2014:

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!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 06, 2014:

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.

Nell Rose from England on October 05, 2014:

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

Dianna Mendez on October 04, 2014:

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.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 04, 2014:

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!

Suzanne Day from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on October 04, 2014:

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.

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 02, 2014:

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!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 02, 2014:

Thank you Ericdierker, for visiting and commenting!

Glad you liked the hub. Thanks!

Chitrangada Sharan (author) from New Delhi, India on October 02, 2014:

Thank you billybuc, for reading and commenting!

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 02, 2014:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 01, 2014:

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.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2014:

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

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