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!

How We Became Full-Time Slowmads (& How You Can Too)

How We Became Full-Time Slowmads (& How You Can Too)

Our journey of becoming full-time slowmads -- slow traveling digital nomads -- began years before the slowmad and digital nomad travel movement really picked up. If you've ever thought about becoming a digital nomad then I hope our personal story can give you some...

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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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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.