Slow Travel is the participation in ordinary daily activities to learn how people live: their food, culture, language, the quirky details that make a place unique and the similarities that weave a common thread through humanity.

 
Grace Picot

Grace Picot

 

In this context, ‘slow’ doesn’t necessarily depict speed of movement. Slow Travel is about connecting with your surroundings – people, food, nature, or (historic) culture – and opening your heart and mind to experience the unexpected. The slow travel philosophy encourages you to get to know an area well, in a way that is less stressful for you, more respectful of the locals and easier on the environment (and perhaps on your budget as well).

Imagine staying in a Mexican hacienda, wandering the local Mercado for fresh fruit and vegetables, joining in on local fiestas and cooling off in a swimming hole nearby. Slow Travel is the participation in ordinary daily activities to learn how people live: their food, culture, language, the quirky details that make a place unique, and the similarities that weave a common thread through humanity.