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Personal Thoughts on Travel 2.0

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Buenos Aires by Alexandra G1 Comment

In the past three years alone, I have experienced very different types of traveling. I’ve been on family vacations in big resorts, I’ve lived abroad in two different countries for a year at a time, I’ve spent summers visiting family, I’ve done various road trips including from Connecticut to New Mexico, I’ve travelled with friends only from hostel to hostel, …

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This must be the place

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Florence by DianaLeave a Comment

It’s definitely true. Traveling abroad during this technologically advanced world can sometimes be very strange. Before I came to Italy, I started (semi-embarrassingly) following two different “Italian Vacations” instagrams, so that I could screenshot places I wanted to go. I even made a photo album on my phone titled “Italy” to track the places I liked. However, as much as …

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Thank Goodness for Map Apps

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Berlin by Veda Kamra1 Comment

It’s amazing how technology has transformed travel. Instagram, Facebook, Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc. have quickly turned once obscure, local places into popular tourist destinations. There are huge consumer benefits to the advancements in the travel industry, such as instantaneous search results, increased safety, greater efficiency with (downloadable!) google maps, and near-endless resources for reviews and ratings. As the article on “Travel …