How travelling can turn into a status game

I’m all for prioritising ‘experientialism’ over materialism; that is, looking for contentment in experiences, rather than material things. Travelling might make you less materialistic, if it solidifies the notion that you can find more meaning and fulfilment in having new experiences than with buying more stuff. But even so, sneering at 'materialistic people' who are pursuing … Continue reading How travelling can turn into a status game

Has technology really ruined the experience of travel?

Recently an article was published on Thrillist arguing that the Internet and social media has ruined travel. The author concedes that the Internet has made it easier to make travel as cheaply as possible through great things such as multi-airline rate comparisons, but then makes the case that the ability to access the Internet at the … Continue reading Has technology really ruined the experience of travel?