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What is Slow Travel?
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What do you think it is?
I’m guessing slow travel is a combination of “stay-cationing” (vacationing locally), earth-friendly transportation in general, and visiting places off the beaten track, i.e. Lonely Planet vs. Frommer’s.
Yes Sally you have it just about right.
When I coined the phrase Slow Travel I had not yet heard of “stay-cationing” but vacationing locally was definitely part of the concept. I envisioned vacationing closer to home, rather than automatically planning a far-away holiday. Creating an interest and knowledge of what was closer to home for all of us…after all there are probably people who actually do vacation somewhere close to where all of us live. Imagine what is within a 100 mile radius of where we live, a 200 mile radius and then perhaps a 300 mile radius. And how about traveling in a more sustainable way? train, bus, or maybe even a bike?
Also to make these trips slower…in many ways. Not being in such a rush to start, and while traveling-how about enjoying the journey and then really taking the time once you arrive to dig in a bit deeper to wherever you may be. What do the locals do on the weekend? what is the history of where you are, who lives there?
I think that we Americans tend to be in a bit of a rush in general and if we can just slow down a bit there is so much beauty around us and fascinating places to visit.
Thanks for your interest and input.