Posted on June 10, 2015

The Golden Age of Travel?

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I can’t admit to travelling a great deal, I’ve been on a couple of cheap flights to France and that was the only time I have left the country, this may be due to the fact that my parents couldn’t afford to take us abroad when we were kids but also because I just don’t really fancy it.

I love nothing more than visiting new places in the UK and yes I would love to see the world at some point but I really am a homebird! The flights that I have been on were certainly nothing special, no food or drink, entertainment, comfy seats or leg room… it could have just been a bus into town if we hadn’t have been high in the sky 😉

 

The Golden Age of Holidays: Then or Now? article really got me thinking… I often long for days gone by where we only have 4 channels on the TV and we’d be out all day long playing. I feel bad that my kids don’t experience how I used to live, they don’t get the freedom to explore with their friends. One thing that I do want to make sure they experience is to travel more than I did. We have certainly covered a great deal of the UK with them and a good deal of Brittany but I want to take them out of their (and mine) comfort zone and explore new cultures.

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

Saint Augustine

I can’t admit to knowing what it was like to travel in the 1950’s, I’m sure it was a very exciting time with so many new things being invented and discovered but a very hard time to live too… so my golden age of travel is right now mainly because I’m here in the right now but also because there are so many more options nowadays and you can pick up some absolute bargain holidays online. It may be less comfortable to fly but I’ll take safety over comfort any day of the week!

Fatal accidents occurred around once every 200,000 flights during the 1950s, they now occur less than once every 2,000,000 flights.

I really love how people used to dress in the 1950’s and would love to be around then just for the fashion! The ladies always looked so stylish, the swimwear was especially beautiful.

 

Yes so for me the only thing I’d go back to the 50’s for is the clothes! What about you?

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  • Georgia June 10, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Oh yes the clothes in the 50’s were amazing! I’m a traveller and have left the UK numerous times, I was lucky enough as a child to visit places such as France and Spain and even as far as South Africa. Since flying the nest I’ve stuck to Europe mostly & am lucky enough to have a Hungarian partner so we frequently visit family over there. Cheap holidays are the way to go, I have used budget airlines, ok the food and seats aren’t great and you are crammed in but I think that adds to the experience!

    Georgia x

    Georgia Petite

  • Rhiannon D'Averc June 10, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I definitely love 50s clothes! Have always wanted to do a retro style shoot. I love travelling too, I so recommend trying out some new places because there’s always something new to fall in love with. I try to get out of the country once a year if I can, I didn’t get out at all during uni but now we’re exploring cheap holidays and enjoying them so much.

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