The quintessential backpacking trip now comes with a range of digital add-ons, providing some much-needed piece of mind when things don't always go to plan while exploring new places.
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going” – Paul Theroux (American Travel Writer and Novelist)
Since the invention of the backpack, young travellers have spanned the globe to quench their thirst for adventure. Generations tend to be the product of their environment, and the current digital environment is allowing the population greater flexibility and speed than ever before (in theory, less time for chores and more time for other things). This is often reflected in the attitudes of the younger generations today. This increased flexibility has led to a ‘live life to the fullest while you can’ outlook on life for many growing up in the digital era and has led me to think of our generation not so much as Generation Y, but more of Generation “Why Not?”. In my opinion, one of the best things about the very digital Gen-Y and their attitudes is the increasing propensity for young people to go exploring for extended periods overseas, with nothing more than a backpack, passport and positive attitude.
Spritz has set out to revolutionise the way people read.
Book club slackers and study shirkers, rejoice! Boston based startup company, Spritz, has just developed the next step forward in speed-reading technology – ensuring that your excessive procrastination skills won’t cause reason for falling behind on your comprehension or chapter count. Prepare to have your mind blown and your reading speed significantly ‘spritzed’.