I'm taking a break in my studies to write a little here instead. I just had a thought after playing a game called The Raven the last few days. It is set in the mid 1900's in a kinda Poirot detective story where you have to help find the master thief The Raven. The game starts in Paris on board the Orient Express and then takes you to Venice where you board a luxury cruise ship to Cairo. It kind of made me miss the whole part of the vacation where even the trip were enjoyable and an adventure on its own. Today a trip is mainly just A -> B in a few hours rather than in the old days when it could be A -> B -> C -> D, where you took the train, with comfortable cabins and restaurants, and/or a ship with hotel standards and then after maybe a week you reached your goal. You had maybe one or two months off for your vacation trips, rather than one week here and there. You had more time to have an adventure of a lifetime, rather than just a few days to soak up the sun.
Maybe I'm just romantisicing the whole experience, but I guess I am also the kind of person who wouldn't hate if some things were a little slower than they are today.