We have long touted the phrase
'think smart, travel slow.' Here's why.
Slow travel allows visitors time to meet locals and the places
where they live. It's so much more than the adrenaline kick
of speeding through a foreign landscape. To enrich your vacation,
meet the people who are the focal point of the growing local
Above all slow travel encourages engagement that can be mutually
beneficial. Film buffs, think Groundhog
Travelers with a limited time budget often try to cram in as
much as possible. It's easy to see a lot in a short period of
time, but odds are you run yourself ragged.
Slow travel requires thoughtful preparation,
learning about the places to be visited beforehand while allowing
one's self to be surprised once you arrive. Slow travel lies
in the moment and beyond the moment. There is the experience
itself with all of its sensory wonders and surprises. And slow
travel requires a nurturing of contact before, during and after
THE VALUE OF SLOW TRAVEL
Want to get more for your money? Slow down! The chief expense
for most travelers is transportation,
so if you slow down, you can go deeper. Want to maximize philanthropy?
Slow down! See where your donations are going, commit to microphilanthropy.
Uni-task. (the opposite of multi-tasking)
Unplug. The red flag is if you find yourself interacing with
your cellphone more than with strangers!
Guide to Open
value of continuity
Place to Sit
is the value of attention?