The slow living concept

Take it slowly...

The “slow living” philosophy encourages people to savor the present moment, prioritize quality over quantity, reduce stress and lead more fulfilling, balanced, and meaningful lives.

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Some history…

This concept originated as part of the broader “Slow Movement”, emerged as a reaction to the fast-paced, high-stress, and consumer-driven lifestyles that had become prevalent in modern society.

The slow living philosophy is also directly connected to the Slow Food movement, founded in 1986 in Italy by Carlo Petrini, as a response to the opening of a fast-food restaurant near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome. Slow Food advocates for the preservation of traditional and local food culture, emphasizing the importance of savoring meals, supporting small-scale producers, and promoting sustainable farming practices.

But have you ever considered applying the principles of slow living to your travels?


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Sounds great right?

Slow Travel is not about ticking off items on a checklist; it’s about connecting with the essence of a place, its culture, and its people.

It allow savoring the journey and embracing the present moment, by encouraging travelers to fully immerse themselves in the destinations, rather than rushing from one tourist attraction to another.

The Slow Travel Principles
  • Mindful Exploration: Slow travelers take their time to explore and engage with the local culture. They often prefer to interact with locals, learn about traditions, and savor regional cuisine. This deliberate approach enhances the depth of the travel experience. 

  • Flexible Itineraries: Over-schedule the trip? Nope, not allowed! There is always room for serendipity and spontaneous discoveries. This flexibility can lead to delightful encounters and surprising experiences. 
  • Less is more: Rushing from one location to another can be stressful. Slow Travel allows for a more relaxed pace, leading to a genuine feeling of rejuvenation.
  • Reduced Environmental Impact: Slow Travel often promotes eco-friendly practices. By staying longer in one place and trying to reduce their carbon footprint by using sustainable transportation options.

This philosophy can also be applied to group trips and it offers a refreshing alternative to conventional travel experiences. 

In fact, by embracing mindfulness, connecting with nature, cultivating meaningful human relationships, and practicing responsible tourism, participants can embark on a journey that nourishes the soul and creates lasting memories. 

So, why not embark on a slow living group trip and savor the beauty of travel in a whole new way?