Dressing up for the airport
Suits, leather shoes, and nice dresses – no, these weren’t outfits for a formal event, but the common airport #OOTD back in the day. The gentlemen would even have their briefcases, while the ladies would most likely don “stockings” as well. Definitely a far cry from the comfy, sometimes lazy airport outfits you see these days.
Struggling to keep in touch
Upon landing in a different country, you’re expected to get in touch with your family right away to let them know you’ve arrived safe. But Viber and Facebook didn’t exist yet back then, so long-distance calls were the way to go. Often, that came with the challenge of adjusting to the time difference, getting through an operator, and unreliable phone lines.
Taking photos… and waiting for days before you actually see them
Analog photography was the way to go, and it was a bit more complicated that how it is now: you had to have rolls of film, which came in 24 or 36 shots, so you better make sure that every photo you take was good; make sure the film rewinds correctly, otherwise it will go to waste; and there was no way to check your shots until after you’ve brought it to the printer which you could only find time for days later. These days, you’re free to take hundreds of shots just to capture an IG-worthy picture.
Sharing stories to a only chosen few
One of the perks of traveling is having so many stories to tell after each trip. But back then, you’d be limited to sharing your tales to only family and friends, to whom you could show that album filled with photos. These days, travel stories can be shared via Facebook, Instagram, or through blogs, not just to people close to you but even to strangers who stumble upon your page.
In what other ways has travel changed over the years? Share them with us below!