I love that I can skype call my Mum, Dad and Siblings who are on the other side of the world, talk to and see them for over an hour and pay nothing for it.
I love that while talking to them I can tell them my address and they can use google maps to find it, and see what parks and things are nearby. Then use street maps to get a picture of my house and the houses on my streets.
I love that I can upload my digital photos onto facebook, add captions and tag people in them. Then friends and family back home can see the places I have been.
I love that I can send a link to my blog and my friends and family can hear about some of the things I have been up to.
I love that I can use skype, google talk, msn, etc to keep in touch with people. Help out friends/sisters with dramas from my bed in a completely different time-zone, with people who are scattered all over the world.
I love that what ever city in the world I am going to I can go to couchsurfing.org and find a group of people to hang out with for a while.
And there is sooo much more.
My Mum went to America when she was 18 and kept in touch with letters (that took ages to get home) and phone calls that cost a lot of money (so she came up with some creative ways of getting around that).
Travelling these days is so different. In some ways its so much easier, you can keep in touch with people back home and you can meet up with people from your country almost where ever you go.
Is this better?? or does it take away from the whole experience??