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Travel 1.0

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Travel 2.0 by Matthew GLeave a Comment

I want to open this article by explaining how difficult it has been to write on this subject.  Why, you might ask?  Because in the technological age and in a country obsessed with technological advancements, I find myself using technology less and less.  Here is why. I knew it would be difficult keeping in touch with family and friends after …

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Smart Travel?

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Paris, Travel 2.0 by Shireen Khandelwal1 Comment

Being technologically impaired in this new age of technology is about as convenient as an Anglophone trying to speak French in a Francophone country. One can get around it, but it becomes increasingly frustrating. Having experienced both, I have consciously made an effort to improve in the two areas. The result is: I can speak full sentences in French and …

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Travel 2.no?

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Travel 2.0 by Daniella1 Comment

In reading and understanding this post the first thing that should become clear is the fact that I am awful at technology; I find it hard/almost impossible to read books online, I’m the type of person who has trouble linking a computer to a TV and even navigating certain features of Microsoft Word can be baffling. When it comes to …

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Travel 1.5

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Angel1 Comment

When it comes to Travel 2.0, I am both as reliant on the internet and social media as I am independent. It’s a weird mixture, I will admit. I’m often the one in my friend group who plans trips, and when it comes to planning and booking trips, my internet browser is crammed with tabs – Skyscanner, Kayak, Air BnB, …

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Travel 2.0

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Travel 2.0, Sydney by Christine F1 Comment

When I think about my travel history, I’m astounded by the fact that I don’t remember how to plan travel before the internet. So I guess I can’t be that surprised by Shea Bennett’s statistic that “a recent study showed that more than half (52 percent) of respondents changed their travel plans after researching their trip using social media. A heady 85 …

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Travel 2.0

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Travel 2.0, Sydney by Sydney1 Comment

As explained in the Guardian’s article about travel today, researching and planning trips has become much easier by using a host of websites available to us now, as well as cutting out the middle man (travel agent). We no longer have to rely on hiring and paying someone else to lay out all of our travel plans for us and …

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Luxury of the Unknown

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Joshua1 Comment

What was travel like pre-Skyscanner, Airbnb, Yelp and Google Maps? On Skyscanner, one can search where the cheapest flight to a city departs from. The Airbnb platform allows for unprecedented opportunities to experience living in a city beyond the monotony of hostel or hotel life. With Yelp, my friends and I have gained access to knowledge of the local food …

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Travel 2. No?

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Places, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Emily1 Comment

The idea of relying on a travel agent to book a vacation and offer recommendations to a place he or she may never have visited before seems as absurd to me as not taking the extra shampoo and conditioner bottles at hotels. According to the “What is Travel 2.0?” article interactive websites providing travel information “structured to  allow users to …