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In the past, if someone wanted to travel and explore a new place the only tools they had at their disposal were a map and a compass. If you didn’t know how to use those tw
o things then you either couldn’t travel or couldn’t travel efficiently. Nowadays, traveling has been made stress and effort free due the wonderful Internet. Thanks to the Internet we now are equipped with GPS, constant access to information while traveling, traveling sites that help us book where to stay etc. There is nothing that we can find on the Internet in regards to traveling to a new destination. Here are some of the best ways that the Internet has changed making traveling plans for the better.  


Before the Internet, finding a place to go was only possible by either word of mouth or by reading books. Therefore, the information wasn’t always complete and it was difficult to find out specifics. You would have to do a lot of research to find out what you wanted to get out of your vacation, what there was to do there, what the climate was like, etc. Nowadays, the Internet makes all of that easy. You can Google a destination and in a matter of minutes have all the information you want and need. The Internet has made learning about the world extremely accessible. Now choosing a place to visit can be easier and worry free, as you know what to expect when you get there.


The Internet is full of websites that will help you find rental homes or hotels in close to any place you would want to travel to. These websites combine lodging with research on the climate and things to do in the destination as well. They are one stop shops for planning your vacation. The sites will detail what the best cities stay in are and why, there are reviews from other people that help you make your decision, and there are endless photographs to help you. The Internet has made finding the perfect place to stay extremely easy.


The Internet is helpful even when it comes to packing your bags. There is a variety of blogs and sites that are designed to help you decide what to pack, whether they focus on a specific location or just packing in general. The sites offer packing checks lists to ensure you don’t forget anything, as well as advice on how to pack better and more efficiently. Now you can rest easy knowing you haven’t left anything behind.


All the help of the Internet isn’t just for planning your vacation, it can also be beneficial during your vacation. GPS is essential while in a new place where you have no idea where you are going. Being able to type in an address and having the directions given to you one by one in real time is an amazing luxury. This way you can enjoy your vacation without the added stress and worry that you’re going to get lost. Plus you won’t have to waste time backtracking or arguing with your spouse about whether you should stop and ask for directions.

About the Author: Jenny is a guest contributor from, a site dedicated to helping you find the best lodging for you next vacation.

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