I first started traveling internationally around the turn of the last century. At that time, I had a cell phone that charged me $9 a minute for international calls. There were no smart phones and Google Maps was only available on a computer.
It was a different world then, but it was nothing like what travel was like in the 1960s-1980s.
The article below shares the adventures of several women who traveled internationally 40+ years ago. We really don’t appreciate how easy we have it today.
What Solo Travel Was Like Before Smartphones and Google Maps