How to do it - The recipe for slow traveling
There are a few key ingredients to use if you wish to become a slow traveler. The first step is to change perceptive on traveling and embrace the slow mindset. It can be a challenge but trust us, it's well worth it.
#1 Avoid long lists of must-sees
We've said it before, but we say it again. It's impossible to experience EVERYTHING during one trip. Travels should be all about quality, not quantity. Shorten your bucket list and leave room for surprises. Those are usually the most memorable.
#2 Live like a local
Travel with local transportation, go by train, rent a bike, get lost and leave the city centers. You could say, the slower you go, the shorter the distance becomes to the locals. The slow transportation is probably one of the most challenging aspects of slow travel, but practice makes perfect.
#3 Challenge your boundaries
Make yourself uncomfortable. We know it sounds odd but this is the only way of becoming a true slow traveler. Become a yes-sayer, embrace the discomfort and kick your comfort zone's a**.
#4 Make it a way of (everyday) life
Slow travel should be a mindset used whenever and wherever. In your hometown, on the way to school, when commuting to work. Some might say it sounds like mumbo jumbo but it all comes down to changing your perspective on traveling. It's not about how fast you can get to a place, it about experiences along the way.