Travel As A Lifestyle

As we prepared to move, in a box of old electronic devices, I found a telephone that had a “cord” attaching the handset to the phone cradle.  I showed this ancient piece of equipment to our grandchildren, ages 8 and 10.  It was like transporting them back in time.

Something else from the old days: Do you remember when traveling by airplane was a big event and people “dressed up” for their trip?

So much has changed in the world of global communications and global transportation!

According to Air Transport Action Group, nearly 3.6 billion passengers were carried by the world’s airlines in 2015. ATAG forecasts 6.6 billion passengers will fly worldwide by 2032 (at an average growth rate of 44% per year).

Lonely Planet says that the concept of travel as a rare treat is quickly being replaced by the notion of travel as a lifestyle choice.

Change happens.

Few of us use handsets with a cord tether to our phone.  More and more of us are engaged in globe-trotting.

Have you discovered the value of home exchanges for the lifestyle choice of travel?  It’s economical.  It’s green.  And it adds to the worldwide economy of social capital.  Home exchanges are part of our ever-changing world.

Photo: Telephone by katieslusarski is licensed under CC by 2.0.