“Slow Travel” Is A Better Way To Vacation, Taking Away The Stress Of Following Strict Itineraries And Replacing It With Easy-Going Relaxation

Marius V/ - - illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

Have you ever been on a trip with someone who stressed you out because they had a very strict itinerary and freaked out if you didn’t follow it to a tee?

While it’s normal to want to see a lot when you’re traveling to a new place and ‘get the most’ out of your experience, after all the stress many of us have gone through since the pandemic and the last four years in general, more people have been embracing ‘slow travel.’

What is slow travel?

It’s a term to describe the kind of vacation where you focus on relaxing and go with the flow. Instead of following a long, complex itinerary, you focus on getting in enough time for resting and rejuvenating. 

Not only is the idea of slow travel for you to slow down and take time for yourself, but it’s also an opportunity to unplug and see new things. Instead of sitting in a resort and lounging in a chair with your face in your phone, immerse yourself in local culture and embrace what’s around you.

If planning a trip based around slow travel sounds like something you’d be interested in, here are some tips for how to do it.

Be mindful of your destination

You’ll want to pick a place where you’ll be able to relax. Slow travel is best for places that don’t have too much going on but have just enough of a social atmosphere so that you don’t feel too isolated.

For instance, maybe don’t pick a whole new part of the world you haven’t seen yet because those kinds of locations are for more eventful and busy trips. Pick a spot with cozy-looking accommodations and nice scenery.

Marius V/ – – illustrative purposes only, not the actual person

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