Computers and internet are a big part of today’s travel community. A clear example is this blog where I try to provide tips and experiences to help the next person plan their trip. Planning from communication and the information out there is probably the single most useful role that technology is able to provide. Ok, it’s arguable that looking at pictures while procrastinating can be the inspiration of it all, but that’s still information in some regards. Anyways, the lack of connection to technology is really what made this trip so different and it is really the first time since my backpacking Europe summer trip where it wasn’t so planned out. That wasn’t my intent for this trip but volcanoes have their own will sometimes.