With the developments in technology, it’s hard to imagine how travel will be in 10, 20 or even 30 years time. If you go back a few decades, travel was a luxury rather than something of leisure. Now days more and more people are traveling the world, staying in other people’s apartments through websites such as Airbnb, using their mobile phones overseas and connecting to WIFI on planes. It’s a completely different world. IntoTheBlue are focused on vouchers for experiences and adventures and it got me thinking about the future of travel and what experiences I’d love to see.
The future of travel is hard to predict, but I have a few things I’d love to see happen in my lifetime.
1) Virtual Reality Headsets on Planes
One of the downsides of travel is the fact that long airplane rides can often be boring, noisy and uncomfortable. How much better would it be, to be sat on a plane for 15 hours with a virtual reality headset? Could you imagine ‘walking’ around the streets of your destination, figuring out the route from your train station to hotel, through virtual reality?? How about exploring Angkor Wat, while you’re flying to Paris? I feel that travel would be so much easier if you could even ‘travel’ on the plane. I don’t think this is too far away at all.
2) Hovercrafts, here there and everywhere.
How fun would it be to explore a new city by Hovercraft? Super fun. That’s the answer. With a hovercraft you could avoid the daily traffic in the city you’re visiting, as well as getting a bird’s eye view of your destination. To be honest I think hovercrafts would be great for every day life, but especially awesome for travel.
3) Vacations to the Moon
I’d love to go to the moon and look back at earth – what an incredible experience that would be. Of course, I’d ideally want the travel time to the moon to be cut down. I’m not particularly interested in spending weeks just to get somewhere.
If teleportation existed it would bring a completely different experience to travel. Want to go to the top of Mt Everest? Sure, just teleport. Perfect for those of us who don’t have the physical fitness to get up the traditional way. Feel like having breakfast in Bangkok, lunch in Lisbon and dinner in Denver? Teleport! This would completely change travel and make it so much more instantaneous.
For more interesting futuristic adventure days check out this awesome blog post on the future of travel.