Learn How to Take It Easy With Slow Travel

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As much as we adore traveling, we cannot deny the impact that it has on the planet. Jetsetting between countries creates a rather large carbon footprint which is why more and more travelers are opting to do it the slow way.

Slow travel is a movement that encourages taking your time and truly immersing yourself in the places that you visit. Basically, it is the antithesis of those frenetic itineraries filled with tourist hotspots. Trust us, it will be okay if you don’t tick off every attraction that a city or country has to offer. This is why you should give it a try.

Hidden Gems

By basing yourself in one place for a significant period of time, you allow yourself the opportunity to discover many hidden gems that don’t make it to the Top 10 on a travel website. It’s about prioritizing quality over quantity. 

Better for the Environment 

Slow travel tends to be more eco-friendly than its faster counterparts as it often involves greener modes of transport like trains, buses, or even bicycles. It’s sustainable travel at its best. 

Feel Like a Local

Taking it at an easier pace enables slow travelers to build deeper connections with locals and learn about their traditions, and contribute positively to the communities they visit. Opt for locally-owned accommodations, dine at neighborhood eateries, and support small businesses.