2. The Newspaper

One of the fun times of old style travel was the newspaper. And in two ways: First was the local or national paper of the location you were in. It didn’t matter if you could understand the language or not; just flicking through a local paper would give you a little insight into the culture. And secondly, was being able to get your hands on a national newspaper from home. Even if it costs 5 times as much as at home and was 3-4 days late, it was a way of keeping in touch with what was going on – even if it was only usually the football scores and the weather I looked at. Newspapers are no longer needed for info or keeping up with the news and few will see this as one of the travel traditions that will continue into the future.