How travel has changed over the years
August 6, 2020 2:35pm CST
In the days before the Internet I found accommodation listed in guide books like Lonely Planet and Rough Guides. Now I can book places to stay on the internet. I bought some printed maps from book shops in the old days. Now I can print off a maps showing all my accommodation choices. These maps I arrange so I can see how to get to the accommodation from the train station, bus stop or airport. How has travel changed for you over the years?
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I hate the airlines now. My last two trips where horrible on them. Plus, here with all the security measures what a pain. I remember the first flight I took pre 9/11 it was great. I know that there was a bag check but nothing like the insanity now. I will only use the train now. I go to Vegas because I have family there and over the years it lost a lot of its charm. They ran off the street performers and sidewalk water vendors. Now it's almost boring and way overpriced.
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Thanks for you excellent response. Sorry your last two trips were horrible. The security measures are bothersome yet necessary. It is a pity Las Vegas has lost a lot of charm. On You Tube I know a man from Los Angeles and he has just moved to Las Vegas. He loves seeing much less traffic on the roads. I wonder if he will notice the high prices for goods there. I see your family members live there so you still visit Las Vegas.
@maximax8 The prices in Los Angeles are horrible too. Not to mention they are starting a new law of rationing water of 55 gallons per household and if you go over it you will be fined a $1000. Yes I visit when I can but I know I'll never fly again. As far as the security measures, well I had one of the security people searching my luggage take a bottle of nice lotion from me. I was like okay you can have it. Really, she and I both knew she was stealing it from me. The scanners could tell it wasn't a bomb.
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Thelma we had been visiting some family members in Canada and we came into the city of Victoria. We found it challenging to find any accommodation. I asked the hotel receptionist if they could help find somewhere for us to stay. In the end he found a model on the outer area of Victoria on Vancouver Island.