Making Iconic Journeys Before Modern Transportation Made Them Easy
Have you ever considered taking a road trip on iconic Route 66 from start to finish? This 2451-mile journey from Chicago to Los Angeles takes about eight days in a high-horsepower muscle car now, but "once upon a time," took a little more than three months -- if you were traveling by low-horsepower horse and buggy.
Today's tourist can easily and comfortably see some of the world's great countries and sites thanks to the wonders of convenient modern transportation. Commercial airlines and modern vehicles make hopping from city to city or even country to country accessible to all. Looking back at the not-so-distant past however, it's easy to see how the time and effort required to make these same journeys meant that the world must have seemed like a far larger place.
To celebrate modern transport and how far things have come since then, we've found a fun infographic comparing some of the most iconic tourist journeys today to the experience of someone making the same trip in the past. This infographic looks at today's journey across Route 66, over the big pond from London to New York, and hopping across Japan to compare the time required and the transport available to give you a flavor of how things really were for travellers in the past.
We found this fun infographic at watches2u.com who reminds you, "however you travel, be it first class by air to New York with your DKNY, wearing your Fossil in your camper van cruising down Route 66, or powered by Diesel navigating the Japanese coast, Watches2U has a watch for every journey."