Slow Travel Tips for Slow Travelers from TravelWorldOnline

Travel Tips for Slow Travelers

In these slow travel tips you will find ideas and suggestions on how to experience your travels consciously. Take your time and get to know your travel destinations intensively. It's not just the highlights that make a travel destination interesting. On the contrary! You only really get to know a country if you renounce mass tourism. You will only meet other tourists there. Isn't it much more exciting to take a look behind the scenes? To get closer to a country and its people? With these slow travel tips it is easy to do.

Munich bike tours for beginners

Munich bike tours for beginners - Interview with Elke Homburg

What you should know for Munich bike tours as a beginner As a non-cyclist, I discovered Elke Homburg's Munich bike tours in her travel blog Kekse und Koffer. Some of their tours cannot only be done by bike. They are also good for a day trip by car. Nevertheless ...
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On the canals of Hasselt

Hasselt Netherlands - Hanseatic city on Zwarte Water

Hasselt Netherlands Sightseeing The Hanseatic city of Hasselt in the Netherlands is one of the five Hanseatic cities that we visit on our tour through the Hanseatic region. I was particularly excited about her. After all, it was the birthplace of Kilian van Rensselaer. I had heard from him many times on my visits to New York City ...
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Museum Elburg Hollands beautiful cities

Hanseatic City of Elburg in Holland - Sights

The Hanseatic city of Elburg and its sights The Hanseatic city of Elburg is one of the towns in Holland that has retained its charm. If you enter the place behind the city wall, which has been almost completely preserved, you have the feeling that you are entering a different time. That may be because the main street ...
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Music band at the Gumpoldskirchen pleasure mile - What to drink in Gumpoldskirchen

Hiking and wine on the pleasure mile in Gumpoldskirchen

Hiking in the Vienna Woods at the pleasure mile in Gumpoldskirchen Hiking along the pleasure mile in Gumpoldskirchen in the Vienna Woods We are invited to the pleasure mile in Gumpoldskirchen and want to hike in the Vienna Woods. Going on holiday in the wine-growing regions of Austria also means experiencing tradition. What do you drink in Gumpoldskirchen? Wine, of course. The pleasure mile is a ...
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Croatia islands - ship and cruises

Discover picturesque Croatia islands while island hopping

Island hopping on Croatian islands The best way to experience island islands is by island hopping. The island world of the Adriatic in Croatia is diverse. We saw that on a trip on the coastal road. This led from Montenegro up to Rijeka. We saw islands with bays where nobody lives. Small. Hiding ...
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walking boots

Best hiking shoes for wide feet

Wide hiking boots - what should you look out for when buying? Lightweight walking shoes for women with wide feet are hard to find. Anyone who, like me, has strong feet that swell quickly when walking for a long time knows how difficult it is to find suitable hiking boots for wide feet. That's why I worked intensively with ...
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Stams Tirol and its sights

Stams Tirol and its sights

Experience Stams Tirol and its sights (advertising) The place Stams Tirol is known for the Stams Abbey. The Cistercian monastery of Stams in Tyrol has world-class cultural treasures. But the landscape in the upper Inn Valley is also worth a visit. There are many hiking opportunities here. Anglers also feel at home here. So you can ...
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Winery Hamm in Oestrich-Winkel serves Hessian specialties

A culinary trip through Hessen

Holidays in Hessen with typical Hessen specialties What is typical for the food in Hessen? We are investigating this question on our vacation in Hessen. Typical Hessian specialties are on our menu on this pleasure trip. Butchers, bakers, cheesemakers and winemakers explain their craft and their products to us. Discover below ...
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Experience time out in the monastery of Stams Abbey

Time out in the monastery in Stams Abbey in Tyrol

Time out in the monastery in Stams Abbey in Tyrol (advertising) We were guests at the Stams Abbey in Tyrol for a few days. There are few places where you can relax as easily as in a monastery. Monasteries are ideal places to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The ...
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In the Franconian wine country hike through Sulzfeld

Franconian wine country to savor and pleasure hikes

Franconian Wine Country - perfect for a romantic weekend The Franconian Wine Country is a perfect destination to savor, and it is ideal for slow travelers. Hiking in the Franconian wine country is fun. There are romantic wine places, that are worth discovering. We got a taste for it! Franken offers a lot for romantics like Petar and me ...
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What is Slow Travel?

That's how we define Slow Travel:

Slow travel

Places & attractions for slow travelers

The best way of slow travel is to focus on specific places or attractions and take your time. Which places are particularly suitable for this? Which sights are worthwhile? These tips will help you to find such excursion and travel destinations.

Slow Travel Road Trips

Individual car trips are perfect for Slow Traveler. You can take your time and explore a region in detail. With the car you are independent, you can stop where you want. But also continue driving if you don't like it so much somewhere. You can go on excursions from a fixed location. Or take a tour of a travel destination.

Slow hiking and leisurely hiking

You experience a region particularly intensely when you are out and about on foot. It makes a difference whether you take your time and let the environment affect you. Only then do you have the opportunity to perceive your surroundings in detail. We like to combine leisure walks with a picnic or a visit to an inn, a beer garden or a café.

Ship and boat trips - Slow Travel par excellence

Cruises, trips by houseboat, river cruises or even boat trips on rivers and lakes - all are perfect for slow travelers. What could be more relaxing than letting a landscape slowly pass by while sitting comfortably on deck or cruising along a river?

Beach vacation destinations

Relaxing on the beach, walking along the beach and looking out over the sea - all of this is also part of the type of Slow traveling. This usually involves a longer stay. However, there are also beaches that are great for a day out or a stopover on a road trip. Enjoy a few hours or days on one of the beaches we recommend.

Motorhome Travel - Slow Travel on your own

Traveling by motorhome exudes the taste of freedom and independence. Is that correct? What should be taken into account on motorhome trips? The answers to these questions and more can be found in this article collection.

Immersive Travel

Experience lifestyle & enjoyment - slow travel to the people

The characteristics of a region can be experienced by its local traditions and customs and in the way of life of its people. The cattle drives in the Alps are an expression of everyday life as well as the Tintamarre in the French-speaking regions of Canada, where the Acadians celebrate their culture. A North American Powwow expresses this as well as a wine festival in the Austrian Wine Quarter.

Enjoy art and culture - Slow Travel for culture fans

Art and culture of a region offer a similar experience. This concerns both high art and folk art. Both can express regionality. Just think about how the images of the Canadian Group of Seven in the National Gallery in Ottawa differ from the paintings of Dutch masters hanging in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. Or how the masks of African woodcarvers differ from the folk art of Nova Scotia.

Crafts and design - slow travel to immerse yourself in a culture

How people shape their personal environment in certain regions is an expression of their culture and way of life. It's exciting to look for these differences. The cozy cottages on New England's shores are immediately placed in this region because they only occur there. The same applies to Scandinavian design, which can be recognized at first glance, or to colorful African patterns that are immediately interpreted as such. It's a lot of fun to be creative yourself.

Food as access to foreign cultures

The concept of slow travel goes back to a Book by Dan Kieran *, The trigger for his book was the fear of flying. Dan Kieran does not get on a plane if he can help it. While his friends traveled by plane to their destinations, he boarded the train. Let the landscape slide past. Enjoyed to experience the way to his destination. That cost him time. More time. But brought him closer to traveling. For Kieran the way is the way. The conscious experience of the process of travel.

Slow Travel - Slowly discover travel and cultures

It doesn't matter which means of transportation he uses. For example, he traveled to England in a milk cart. This is definitely an exciting way to travel. But also one that is ideal for slow travel. Slow travel in the sense of "take your time", "experience", "get involved with its environment and people." This is the type of travel that we present in our blog. Maybe not necessarily in a milk truck. But slow travel for us is leisure travel. With time for the country. To get to know the peculiarities of a culture.

The culinary art - perfect for slow travel

Discovering the world's cuisines is perfect for slow travelers. You stay in one place. Meet people from your destination. Immerse yourself in your everyday life. When cooking together. A food tour of the city. The visit to a winemaker. The overnight stay at a winery. A walk with a herbalist. Or at the cooking class with a star chef. It does not matter what your Slow (Food) Travel adventure looks like. Food is a great way to get in touch with people. No matter what culture they come from.

Food as access to foreign cultures

Have you ever enjoyed a snack in a wine tavern in Austria? The landlady is guaranteed to talk to you and recommend his Favorite wine. How was your last snack in a country inn? The landlord will definitely ask where you come from. This is also possible in other countries and continents. Have a grappa in an Italian tavern. It doesn't take long before you start talking. Sit by the campfire on a safari. Conversations with others quickly arise. The list can go on and on. Food is a topic that everyone can talk about. Use it on your slow travel trips and get to know your destination and its inhabitants better.

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