Slow Travel Tips

Travel Tips for Slow Travelers

Travel Tips for Slow Travelers

In these travel tips for slow travelers 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? It's easy to do with these travel tips for slow travelers.

The American flag - symbol and component of American life

The American flag has a completely different meaning for "the American" than the German flag for "the German" or the French flag for "the French". Different meanings of the flag for Europeans and Americans While in Germany the flag as a symbol of ...
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The cathedral of Mainz from the market

The Rheinische Kaiserdome - excursion destinations with historical depth

The Rhenish Imperial Cathedral Guest Articles - Anyone traveling in the central Upper Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate will hardly be able to avoid some of the oldest cities in Germany. Its historical heritage is shaped by hundreds of years of history and still fascinates people today as it did in the past. We're talking about ...
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Fundy Trail

Hiking at the Fundy Trail Parkway

Hiking the Fundy Trail Parkway We're going hiking the Fundy Trail Parkway. The Bay of Fundy is one of the spectacular natural highlights in Canada's Atlantic provinces. No wonder with a difference in tides that almost completely empties the entire bay. Here the sea behaves differently than on the Atlantic coast of New Brunswick ...
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St. Patrick's Day in Dublin

Dublin on St Patrick's Day - a typical Irish festival

Dublin St Patrick's Day What a day! Or rather: what a weekend! Because we are invited to Dublin on St Patrick's Day Weekend in Ireland. And that has it all. First of all, we get something like the "accolade for bloggers" because the President of Ireland, Michael ...
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Maple Syrup

Wellness in Canada: where your hands smell of maple syrup

It is actually a very unusual place for a wellness experience. We drive about an hour and a half into the forests around Ottawa in regions where even our navigation device doesn't know what to do. If we didn't have the exact directions from the Fulton's Sugar Shack website we would never have got here ...
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Kingsbrae Gardens, New Brunswick © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Kingsbrae Gardens in New Brunswick

Well worth the trip: Kingsbrae Gardens in New Brunswick In 2011 the Garden Tourism Conference selected Kingsbrae Gardens in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea among the top five gardens in North America worth visiting. And just a year earlier, Steve Jermanok, travel blogger for the renowned US newspaper Boston Globe, counted the park ...
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What is Slow Travel?

That's how we define Slow Travel:

Slow travel

Slow Travel is sustainable travel

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.

 

You will also find travel tips for slow travelers on how to sustainably discover a place or region. We introduce you to places and regions and show you where and how you can experience them sustainably. In our recommendations, we attach great importance to showing you a range of activities and activities, where and how you can experience this place or this region sustainably. By exploring travel destinations, getting involved with their people, doing something with them and making excursions into the surrounding area, you are helping to protect nature and the environment and making your trip an intense experience. Immerse yourself in the world you want to get to know. Stay in one place longer. Get to know their people.

 

Slow Travel Road Trips

Individual travel by car is perfect for slow travelers. You can take your time and explore a region in detail. By car you are independent, can stop wherever you want. You can also continue driving, if a destination is not to your liking. You can make trips from a fixed location, follow an itinerary or take a roundtrip within a region.

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, strolling along the beach and looking out over the sea - all of this is also part of the slow travel style. This usually involves a longer stay. However, there are also beaches that are great for a day out or a stop on a road trip. Enjoy a few hours or days on one of the beaches we recommend.

Motorhome travel - travel tips for slow travelers

Traveling by motorhome often smacks of freedom and independence. Is that correct? What should you watch out for when traveling by motorhome? You can find the answers to these questions and more in these travel tips for slow travelers.

Immersive Travel

Experience lifestyle & enjoyment - travel tips for slow travelers 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 - travel tips for slow travelers and 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 - travel tips for slow travelers to immerse themselves 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 Brettljause in a Buschenschank 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 innkeeper will surely ask where you are from. This is also possible in other countries and continents. Drink a grappa in an Italian tavern. It doesn't take long for you to start talking. sit down Campfire on a safari. Conversations with others quickly develop. The list can be continued endlessly. Food is a topic that is a topic of conversation for every human being. Use it on your Slow Travel trips and get to know your destination and its inhabitants better.

Text travel tips for slow travelers: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
Photos Travel tips for slow travelers: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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