Slow Travel is taking us back to the roots of why we travel. Find out how you can embrace this mentality with Veneziamare.
what is Slow Travel?
Slow travel is an approach to travel that emphasizes connection: with local people, cultures, food and music. It is based on the idea that a trip is meant to educate and have an emotional impact, in the present and for the future, while remaining sustainable for local communities and the environment. Slow travel isn’t just about traveling from one place to another, it’s also about immersing yourself in a destination.
It consists of staying in the same place for some time to develop a deep connection with it. Going to local places, spending time with the locals and discovering their customs and traditions can turn an ordinary trip into a slow travel experience. The key is to take your time and let yourself go.
Benefits of Slow Traveling
Have you ever finished a journey more tired than when you arrived? This is a feeling travelers refer to as “tourist burnout.” Trying to see or experience as many things as possible in a short period of time can be exhausting, and actually leaves you with a negative view of your vacation overall. Leave your typical fast-paced mindset and immerse yourself in the rhythm of the local culture. Instead of thinking of your journey as a bucket list, reframe it as an opportunity for growth, education, and development. That to-do list you created doesn’t need to be completed for your trip to be a success. You can always come back to that destination later to see what you’ve been missing!