Slow Travel Guide: Why should you do it?

If you ever came back from a vacation feeling exhausted and lacking motivation to do anything, it is probably because you traveled very fast to a lot of places and are feeling burnt out.

People are always excited to see new places, and with a short time, they tend to fill it up with all these different adventures. At the end, they feel exhausted and don’t grasp all the possible connections to the places they have visited.

With increased connectivity and accessibility, traveling anywhere has become easier, and thus the travel industry is expanding steadily. While traveling educates and soothes us, it has a negative effect on the environment due to increased greenhouse gas emissions from the travel industry.

What is “slow travel”?

Slow travel is about getting deeper experience in a few places instead of many locations arranged on a tight schedule. Staying longer at a destination and truly getting to feel like a local are the objectives of slow travel.

Why should you slow travel?

  1. Deeper connection to destination culture
  2. Less Stress/Planning
  3. Lower cost
  4. Reduced environmental impact
  5. Promotes ecotourism

How can you slow travel?

The first step to slow travel is to change your mindset. A slow travel mindset is about seeking the most exceptional experiences and the thirst to learn or experience something different, rather than traveling for the sake of posting an Instagram story about it. Here are ways to slow travel:

  • Plan for fewer locations and a longer stay if possible.
  • Use a minimalist packing list.
  • Eat and shop locally instead of at chain restaurants.
  • Use bikes or scooters to go around.

One of the main benefits of slow travel is that it has less impact on the environment. At Borrum Energy Solutions, we support sustainability practices that can help reduce the carbon footprint of all individuals. We offer clean, renewable energy solutions to cottage owners, rural dwellers, and tiny homeowners to provide them with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint.

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