The Art of Slow Travel |

English: Great Wall of China near Jinshanling ...

English: Great Wall of China near Jinshanling Polski: Wielki Mur Chiński w okolicy Jinshanling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from...

English: Mount Everest North Face as seen from the path to the base camp, Tibet. Español: Cara norte del Monte Everest vista desde el sendero que lleva al campo base en el Tibet (China). Français : Face nord du Mont Everest vue du chemin menant au camp de base. Tibet. Italiano: Faccia Nord del monte Everest vista dal sentiero che porta al campo base in Tibet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Location of Burma

Location of Burma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a facinating article if you’re passionate about independent travel. The article explores the question, ‘Have you ever come home from a vacation feeling more exhausted than you were before you left?’ It goes on to describe the grassroots movement that’s quietly emerging as a solution to tourist burnout: slow travel.

Source: The Art of Slow Travel |

Marilyn and I are passionate slow travellers.

On Monday, we return to Asia for our third extended trip in four years – total elapsed time thirteen months. For colorful insights into our slow travel adventures in Asia open this link.

Or if you are more focused on Europe, sample our other travel blog, Taking the Slow Road to Cyprus.

Slow travel is getting easier all the time. If you’re a passionate traveller, comfortable with organized trips, like cruises and guided tours, I promise you once you you try the independent and slow route, you will never look. It’s question of confidence and perhaps overcoming the fear of the unknown.