While I believe slow travel is the best way to experience the world, it isn’t exactly for everyone. For example: if you’re only able to get away for a week every year, then you may want to plan your trip at faster pace, I suppose. But really, slow travel works for any type of traveler, whether you’re a digital nomad, a short or longterm traveler. Generally, people’s perception is that travel is super expensive, but that’s not the case. Slow travel is actually cheaper. For example: if you plan on traveling for three months continuously, then renting an apartment will tremendously cut down on your costs, as you won’t be moving from one place to another, accumulating all of those transportation costs, or staying in pricey hotels/hostels.
The next time you’re traveling, I hope you will remember to stop; literally stop, close your eyes, breathe deep and slowly open them again. Allow yourself to see the world in a whole new way. Take one slow step, after another. Travel at a slower pace, with a renewed being, relaxed and perceptive to the world. Allow yourself to become moldable, absorbing every detail, from the culture to the people. With slow travel, you will be able to create more meaningful memories, influence personal growth and see in new dimensions, as well as save yourself money.
(Photo by Trey Ratcliff)