slow travel

Recent Slow Travels

For me, to travel slowly and responsibly is to wander with awareness of oneself, to soak up rich cultures and environments with an open mind, and to take care of our shared planet along the way. Travel slowly with me!

9 Ways to Promote Sustainable Tourism for a Greener Future

9 Ways to Promote Sustainable Tourism for a Greener Future

As a purveyor of sustainable and eco-friendly travel, I want to share some ways in which we can all promote sustainable tourism for a better, greener future! Tourism in the world as we know it today is highly destructive; natural parks and trails are getting trampled,...

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What Is Slow Travel and 7 Reasons Why You Should Do It

What Is Slow Travel and 7 Reasons Why You Should Do It

Slow travel is becoming a popular buzz word. But what does it really mean? For years, I have slowly traveled around the world and never labeled it as such, until I realized the importance of it. By talking about slow travel and what that implies, hopefully, more...

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Ultimate Packing Guide for Moving Abroad (+ Checklist)

Ultimate Packing Guide for Moving Abroad (+ Checklist)

Having lived in going on seven countries now, I can easily say I've had to pack for moving abroad more times than I can truly keep up with! Over the years of my travels to other lands, I've had to narrow down what exactly I need to take with me for each move. My first...

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What Is Slow Travel?

Slow travel is a way to travel consciously by respecting and immersing oneself in diverse cultures while mindfully visiting local communities and environments. Let’s minimize our travel footprint by traveling more responsibly, ethically, and slowly!
a kaqchikel maya women from santa catarina palopó using the backstrap loom

Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.”

-Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow

Slow Travel Tips

1. Visit with Care

Whenever you travel, you inevitably have an impact local communities that you visit. Make it positive.

 

2. Tread Lightly

Say no to plastic, practice Leave No Trace, and keep sustainability at the forefront of your travels.

3. Be an Example

No matter how you travel, you’re setting an example. Strive for more meaningful travel expereiences.