ABSTRACT

Travelling in the twenty-first century is a spatio-temporal event that takes place both on the levels of the world horizon and the earth ground. This chapter explores how bodily and technological media allow human beings to extend beyond their delimited bodies and immediate environments. Although embodied travellers are always emplaced somewhere, contemporary technological forms of life also means travel can take place in, across and between many places. Indeed, the willingness and readiness to be both on the move and digitally connected seems to have developed as a strong imperative in late modernity, as mobile relations, technologies and a language of mobility sometimes appear more real than territorially fixed places, structures and entities (Arp Fallov et al. 2013; Bauman 2000; Castells 2000; Cresswell 2006; Urry 2007).