The Joy of Slowing Down

Our lives often seem to hurtle by at an uncontrollable pace, leaving little time to stop and take stock. This can extend to our travel habits, as we rush to tick off places and sights in all too frantic manner, which often yields underwhelming experiences. Only by slowing down the pace can we truly afford ourselves the gift of time and space to appreciate the essence of a place, which can sometimes be found far below the surface. We place this concept at the heart of all our travel stories, introducing you to the hidden gems, engaging experiences and fascinating characters that make any travel experience truly memorable. 

In a homogenised world it can be challenging to really grasp a sense of place. By exposing you to local produce, traditional practices and small businesses we can paint an altogether more vivid picture and promote mutual understanding. We firmly believe the future of sustainable travel will take this form, and we'd love to take you along for the ride, whatever the destination.

POSSIBLE SLOW TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

  • Long lazy lunches with a local family on their Tuscan farm that has been passed down through generations
  • Spending an afternoon jamming with a Cuban music legend, and perhaps rolling into the evening if the mood takes you
  • Stopping for tea in a remote Berber village in the Atlas mountains, and enjoying fresh mint tea as you put the world to rights with your hosts
  • Engaging in lively debate over the dinner table with like minded individuals, from Copenhagen to Havana, and anywhere in between
  • Jumping on the back of a Vespa with a legendary local chef in Hanoi, helping him to select fresh produce from the market before heading back to his private kitchen for a chat whilst preparing today's menu
  • Discussing the ongoing political tensions with a journalist over coffee close to the Israel and Palestine border
  • Enjoying a photo-shoot with Bolivia's answer to Andy Warhol, before joining him for a night out in La Paz, taking in all his favourite haunts
  • Spending some time with a remote indigenous community, anywhere from the Amazon to the Kalahari, learning about the challenges they face, sharing a meal and perhaps even breaking out into a game of football with the kids
  • Joining Buddhist monks at sunrise for a prolonged period of Zazen meditation at a hidden temple in the heart of ancient Kyoto, perhaps even spending the night at a monastery to deepen your connection further
  • Heading out to the Dacha of a Moscow family for a day of immersion into suburban Russian life
  • Savouring a break from rush hour from the privileged vantage point of a private Parisian rooftop
  • Stopping to share tea with a group of young Porteños,while learning why Yerba Mate is so significant to the Argentine psyche

These are just a few examples of some of the serendipitous and unscripted moments that are at the core of our carefully crafted journeys. Needless to say we have plenty more up our sleeves...

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