The Advancement Of Travel
There has been an inherent thirst in human beings to look for and explore new places. Right from the cave men, traveling was looked on as a form of exploration and recreation. Travel was the mother of many inventions like wheels, cart etc. If a particular tribe liked a specific place then they fought with the existing tribe for the ownership of it and then go on to settle on it making it cultivation land. Though for some traveling stopped with finding a suitable place to settle, others continued to move on.
It was because of the travel lust that many new places were discovered. People looked for new places not just to occupy it but also to establish a trade with the people living in these territories. Hence in the old ages, India was known as a good place for trading of exotic items like spices, silk, etc.
Travel has also been a basis of many fictions. One of the most popular one in the Old English Period is Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” where a group of people of diverse personalities go on a pilgrimage and in the process share stories with each other. Now in this modern age there are various travel magazines and paperbacks available from which a person can get information about a particular place. And the onset of internet has made looking for a particular place quite easy and fun.
There are many reasons for a person to travel. They range from tourism to trade, from commuting to visiting friends or family members. And a new bunch of globe trotters has made the whole world their playground. They change their jobs so frequently and join new places so easily that they are comfortable and familiar in all places.
Now with the onset of many modern vehicles like airplanes, trains, buses, motor cars, ships, etc, traveling has taken on an added appeal. No place is inaccessible for this modern day traveler. They have uncovered many isolated and unknown beauties. With many facilities at their fingertips, climbing Mount Everest is also no big deal. In fact the tougher the challenge, the more pleasure it gives them. And they look for new and harsher terrains for adventure and also to test their mettles.
At present the tourism industry is experiencing and enjoying a new boom and because of this they are throwing out new offers and discounts in a bid to compete against each other. There have been a new surge of low budget aircrafts, and many airlines and top rated hotels are offering discount packages if you book thould be good to refer a Travel Guide and pay to plan it well in advance.
Also make sure to inquire about all the activities that are on offer and about other attractions such as food, local handicrafts, etc. so that you get the full benefits out of your travel.
Don’t forget to browse through our enticing and colorful Travel Prints & Posters Gallery.
Filed under: Travel and Leisure