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Valuable Slow Travel Lessons Learned

Valuable Slow Travel Lessons Learned

On my recent trip to Switzerland I learnt some very valuable lessons about how I can improve fulfilling my slow travel ambitions. As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I spent a total of 12 days in Switzerland and loved staying in […]

Falling in Love with Frutigen

Falling in Love with Frutigen

We loved our short break in the small Swiss town of Frutigen. My husband and I spent only 12 days here, as an interim to get to our next destination. When we left we both felt totally relaxed, and adored the friendliness of our hosts […]

The Best Swiss Rail Passes to Travel Around Switzerland

The Best Swiss Rail Passes to Travel Around Switzerland

Buying a Swiss Rail Pass is one of the best ways to travel around Switzerland. The train network is one of the best in the world. It offers eco-friendly transport with easy access to hundreds of train, boat and bus routes. The trains are clean, […]

How to Travel by Train in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

How to Travel by Train in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Train travel in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is fun and easy, however, people usually think a car is a necessity when visiting regions like this. Perhaps because we perceive rural landscapes and remote towns. But isn’t that why we choose to visit such a place? I suppose it depends […]

5 Things Not to Miss in Beautiful Besançon

5 Things Not to Miss in Beautiful Besançon

“… It was then that in Besançon, that old Spanish town, Cast like a seed into the flying wind, A child was born of mixed blood, Breton and Lorraine Pallid, blind and mute…” Victor Hugo. That child was France’s greatest writer and poet Victor Hugo. […]

Besançon – The perfect French slow travel city

Besançon – The perfect French slow travel city

My first introduction to Besançon was when my husband and I were searching for a rental apartment on Airbnb. We were planning our first European slow travel trip and France was our starting point. A quick Google search of Besançon returned ‘charming’, ‘cultured’, ‘city of […]

How Food Lovers can Slow Travel

How Food Lovers can Slow Travel

If you love food and drink, then slow travel is definitely for you! You don’t have to be a foodie or wine connoisseur to fully appreciate local fare when you travel. Just have a hunger and thirst to really delve into a culture’s relationship with delicious cuisine. […]

What is slow travel?

What is slow travel?

Slow travel is inspiring, rewarding, exciting and enlightening. The concept is about slowing down the pace and enriching your travel experience. It is a way to travel better. Aiming for quality experiences over the number of attractions you can visit in one day. The essence is […]

5 Reasons to Shop at Local Food Markets

5 Reasons to Shop at Local Food Markets

When you travel and shop local food markets, you slow down ‘fast and convenient’ shopping habits. Many slow travellers tend to stay in self-catered accommodation, with the convenience of cooking at home. By making an effort to shop local food markets, you live like a […]