The way we travel is constantly changing thanks to technological innovations, rising trends, and the forces of Mother Nature. Hell, I still remember the day when a camcorder was the ultimate travel accessory and you (or your mom, in my case) had to lug around a bag full of equipment to capture Kodak moments. Nowadays, of course, everyone has a digital phone capable of snapping a beautiful shot and sharing it with the world via Instagram. But while I can hardly fathom how American vacations have changed in the 23 years I’ve been taking them, this infographic via HomeAway.com shows just how different a vacay is today compared to fifty years ago:

how american vacations have changed

Can you believe there was once a time when people were excited about an RV called a “Heli-Camper”? Okay, so it actually sounds pretty cool and I would have loved to get my hands on one had I been of legal driving age (or alive) in the late 70s… but besides that, the times they have a-changed!

What changes have you noticed in the ways Americans travel, and where they travel to? Let us know in the comments!

Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.

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