Millennials used to be considered the reckless and wild generation the older folks would shake their heads at.
Now there’s a new generation in town that brings a different kind of dangerous behavior – but not so much the riding your bike without a helmet risk, but more like investing their college fund into cryptocurrency.
Ever wonder how that Instagram pic of a bear standing on top of a car or the long-haired influencer hovering above the Grand Canyon came about? Well, learn to travel like a Generation Zer and get the inside scoop!
Does traveling like a youngster these days mean you have to take dangerous selfies such as posing with a tiger before getting mauled or walking along a rope bridge that’s been banned since the Reagan administration?
And please don’t.
The sometimes erratic and hard-to-understand behavior exhibited by Generation Z has been the focal point of many recent studies.
One such study was conducted by Phocuswright Research which found that those born between 1997 and 2012 have unique travel trends.
And in more ways than one.
It is hard for the younger generations to imagine life without internet access at their fingertips, so naturally, making all their arrangements for a vacation of a lifetime is done exclusively online.
Not only do they book their airfare and hotel online, they’re likely to get their travel inspiration from influencers and travel blogs – it doesn’t matter if the influencer claimed they went to Bali, but actually just took a staged pic inside an IKEA.
This sentiment is not equally shared with Millennials or Generation Xers who are more likely to prefer speaking with a travel agent or use a verified travel site.
Ever see a pop-up ad offering roundtrip airfare to Europe for only $129?
If it seems too good to be true, assume that it is.
But that doesn’t stop Gen Z!
Phocuswright’s study showed Gen Zers are more likely to use “unique intermediary options” for booking travel plans, reports JDSupra.
An interesting revelation from the study also showed that Gen Zers consider “inclusivity, diversity, sustainability, and safety and security” as the most important factors when making travel plans.
No doubt, this is a concept spearheaded by the liberal agenda.
While older generations definitely consider safety and security an important factor, it’s unclear how one exactly goes about incorporating inclusivity into their family vacation.
Oftentimes, it’s just one of those buzzwords the left throws around to sound like they’re being considerate and aware of other people’s problems.
So, is there any appeal at all to traveling like the Gen Zers do?
Well, if not for the more-impressive social media pics, then at least for the chance to step out of your comfort zone and explore the world with a little less hesitation and a lot more wonder.
It’s easy to get stuck in a vacation rut, going to the same location year after year long after it’s lost all its excitement and magic.
So break the mold, take a little risk, and gain some new perspective on all the beautiful places our nation and beyond has to offer.