From Credit Card Miles To Online Photo Printing: Big Changes Affecting The Modern Traveler

January 30, 2018

Once upon a time, the dilemma on most students’ minds was to continue education or look for a real world job. Now, a third issue has entered the conundrum and that third option revolves around travel.

The number of people (and this is not just young people) opting to hit the road and travel round the globe is seemingly increasing by the year. It is becoming the fashionable thing to do, but in the midst of this peak in interest has been a surge of changes. Some, perhaps, have even fueled the growth of traveling.

Through this post we will now take a look at some of the big changes that have affected the modern traveler. As you will soon find out, they vary from everything from online photo printing right the way to credit card miles:

The Emergence Of Online Photo Printing

For the travel enthusiast, photos are an absolute must. While it might be years down the line until you actually look at the photos, it is something that can guarantee memories for a lifetime.

Years ago, there was a big problem with long-term travel though. Photos were held on traditional film and suffice to say, in and amongst umpteen flights and memorable nights, this became lost.

This is where online photo printing has made it all a breeze. Simply upload to a website from your phone or camera, before proceeding to get them delivered upon your arrival. It is much simpler and means that memories are preserved.

How Credit Cards Have Funded Travel (The Right Way)

For a long time, credit cards had something of an indifferent reputation and it was for very good reason.

Now, they are helping travels immensely. Picking up points through everyday expenses is a breeze and means that when the time does come to book a flight there are plenty of occasions where it does not cost a dime. Or, you might even be upgraded to business class.

Suffice to say, these upgrades were completely unheard of when it came to long-term travel a couple of decades ago. In fact, back then, hitchhiking was the only reasonable method of transport for most!

Solo Travel Is Completely Accepted

This is perhaps one of the biggest changes, although in truth we are not quite sure how it has gathered so much pace.

Decades ago, the thought of traveling alone was certainly not fashionable. Now, it is one of the most common things to do.

Whether it is because of increased safety in these countries or the fact that hotels and hostels are just more used to tailoring packages for the individual, we will not speculate.

However, if someone is going to suggest that they are going to venture abroad on their own, it would be fair to say that the reaction from others is completely opposite as to what it was some time ago. In fact, nowadays, it is almost encouraged due to all of the social benefits that have been found.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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