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One day we will not be able to go anywhere.

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1. Posted by eits (Budding Member 50 posts) 8y

Orange alerts, news scares of fake terrorist attacks, propaganda, oil and airline tickets going way up, and the poor getting poorer. Travel will be left to only the upper class one day. It's sad to think that one day a modest kid will look at a map of China and think "Hmmmm, must be nice. Oh well."
One day we're just going to have to be where we're at. Period.
But for the time being, we find our ways. Yes we do.
Rob

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

It was like that only 40 years ago.

My auntie went to the UK and Europe for a year or so in the early 1960's when she about 20 years of age. She went by cruise ship (poverty class) which took 6 weeks. The cost of the cruise ship was one thing, the cost of an airline ticket was a true luxury that only the rich could afford.

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

You'd be surprised what travel innovations the future has in store. We won't be looking at travel the same.

4. Posted by Redmundial (Budding Member 47 posts) 8y

As long as people want to travel, people WILL travel. Compare how we travel today to how silk traders done it 2000+ years ago, and youll see that we have it so easy even with all the issues that you mentioned... another thing to consider is the internet, due to that people can get a glimpse of anywhere and through places like tp can get the help to get to these places. I see travel changing, but certainly it will go on!

5. Posted by eits (Budding Member 50 posts) 8y

True true. I know, it was just upsetting to me when I look for a ticket now to some places, and compared to how much it was a year ago is astounding.

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

You'd be surprised what travel innovations the future has in store. We won't be looking at travel the same.

Yeah? Like what - quantum teleportation?

7. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

ITs an interesting post. I recently completed an overland trip from Portugal to China. I couldn't help but think at certain times that the hardest parts were actually getting visa's. From Letters of Invitation to bank account statements to waiting around in expensive capital cities. It was the biggest pain. And the only thing preventing my journey from not moving forward.

If I had been late my one week to get my Pakistan visa I would have had to turn back and tired the quagmire of central European embassy's due to Pakistan going into emergency rule. Not that Pakistan had a problem with me going in, but my embassy would not have issued a letter like the Pakistan one wanted. The same with Tibet. I was in Lhasa during the riots and when china canceled the Tibet permits the I realized I would have been stranded for months in Nepal or had to go back to Pakistan and p the KKH.

Politics also takes its burden on travellers these days too.

I just read a blog from a couple you did an overland back in 2001 and compared it too my own experiences. They faced a 9/11 fallout in their trip, plus another economic turmoil at the time. Back in the 80's it was information that was lacking in travel. One had to rely on outdated books and make your own way.

Its a changing world of travel for each generation, and each one brings it's own problems and rewards. I am very happy with my trip, as were the others in 2001. You have to grasp the times at hand and make it work for you. Otherwise just stick to the travel channel.

If you don't adapt to the new world and change with it, you could just end up like one of those aging hippies in India living mentally in another world while walking ours!

OC
(This post meant no offense or harm to any hippies, either living in this world or not)

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting james

Quoting tway

You'd be surprised what travel innovations the future has in store. We won't be looking at travel the same.

Yeah? Like what - quantum teleportation?

You echo those doubters some 150 years ago who said "What--fly in the sky like a bird?"

Just you wait, James--we'll be teleporting to your place for supper in no time!

9. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Quoting james

Quoting tway

You'd be surprised what travel innovations the future has in store. We won't be looking at travel the same.

Yeah? Like what - quantum teleportation?

You echo those doubters some 150 years ago who said "What--fly in the sky like a bird?"

Just you wait, James--we'll be teleporting to your place for supper in no time!

If only it was invented today, the idea of having to get a bus, then a train and a 15 min walk home this evening is really dishearting! Oh well i only have 4 more days of work left, then its travel, travel, travel.

10. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Quoting james

Quoting tway

You'd be surprised what travel innovations the future has in store. We won't be looking at travel the same.

Yeah? Like what - quantum teleportation?

You echo those doubters some 150 years ago who said "What--fly in the sky like a bird?"

Just you wait, James--we'll be teleporting to your place for supper in no time!

Cool, I'll get some pizzas delivered....erm.....teleported