It’s safe to suggest that this is the age of speed. Everyone wants to get a lot done in as little time as possible. And the same mentality has taken over the travel world. With so much to do and see, many people pack too much into their travel itineraries. They do so, hoping to check as many things off their travel basket list as possible. Slow travel allows you and your family to relax and enjoy your trip without exhaustion. The following tips will help you and your family enjoy the benefits of slow-travel in this fast-paced world.
- Pick a location with a slow-paced life
To experience a slow-paced trip, don’t pick a fast-paced location. In a fast-paced location, everything happens at a rapid pace. And this is usually the main characteristic of most modern cities – everyone is in a rush, and everything is designed to be as fast as possible.
However, a slow-paced location doesn’t mean a boring location. There are many destinations with a slow-paced life with very exciting activities you can enjoy as a family. A good example is Orlando old town. This old town entertainment district is packed with lots to see and do with the calmness of a simple town.
- Decrease the number of destinations
One of the main reasons why trips become so fast-paced is because people want to do so much in so little time. Even for a solo traveller, visiting many destinations in one trip can be very exhausting. When travelling with a family, you’ll face extra challenges that will slow down your travel pace. And you don’t want to make things worse by picking many travel destinations. That will only cause you to rush your family through the trip. As a result, your rest periods will become shorter, time will seem insufficient, and your loved ones will not enjoy their trip. So, decrease the number of destinations. Ideally, pick one destination to visit. If you want to visit another country, pick one city to explore. This way, you can take the time to experience that city without feeling rushed.
- Take a scenic route
Another way to slow down your family trip is to take the scenic route away from the tourist crowd. One way you can do this is to alter your means of transport. For example, instead of taking the train, hire bicycles or go on foot where possible. A train will rush you through a location, limiting how many things you can see and experience. Plus, you may be in haste to catch your ride. But when you take the scenic route on a bike or foot, you get the chance to enjoy yourself with the locals and experience things up-close. Moreover, you will be able to move about at your own pace.
- Rent local accommodation
It’s easier to find hotels in busy towns and cities. However, for a slow-paced experience, rent accommodation instead of booking a hotel. This way, you can make your own meals, visit local markets, hang out with locals or residents, and so on. But firstly, find out if your preferred rental has enough space for your family.