Category Archives: Slow & sustainable travel

Slow travel refers to staying in one place long enough to appreciate it, the avoidance of frantic point-to-point expeditions. It is associated with a respectful attitude to the places visited, and the people who life there, as well as the environment that sustains all of us.

A Ramble on the Appian Way

Ancient Rome comes alive on the Appian Way. This eight-mile walk takes four hours at an easy pace. Come back another day to linger; today you’re a Roman citizen off to your country estate, drinking in the ambiance. Bring water … Continue reading

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Train travel in Italy

Know before you go Traveling by train in Italy can be an adventure and a pleasure, especially for those who are properly prepared. From a train you can see the Italian countryside pass by, and visit cities both large and … Continue reading

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The speed of slow travel

In 2000 Pauline Kenny created what appears to be the first website dedicated to slow travel (www.slowtrav.com). It was apparently Kenny who coined the term “slow travel”, which she subsequently trademarked and then later sold to Internet Brands before moving … Continue reading

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Europe’s best “slowtrav” towns

People who’ve been to Europe, especially frequent visitors, know that Europe is filled with wonderful small towns. Towns with a long history, great services and friendly people that ooze charm and make you happy just to be there. These towns … Continue reading

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Seniors traveling to Europe

This is the first of what will hopefully be a series of posts on the topic of what I’ll call, for want of a better term, “senior travel”. I’ll start off with an apology to Readers for using the term … Continue reading

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Is virtual travel virtuous?

Is virtual travel virtuous? The short answer is “yes”, but before getting to “why” I want to first introduce the concept. By ”virtual travel” I mean the kind of travel you can do at home, seated before the screen of a TV, computer or tablet. As internet … Continue reading

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