Like the slow food movement, the slow travel movement has been gaining momentum in recent years.
Slow travel doesn’t refer to delayed flights or flat tires, although such mishaps certainly do reduce the speed of a journey. Slow travel is a mindset that involves slowing down life’s pace and savouring the hours and minutes. When you are travelling slowly, you avoid rushing through a place to see the most important travel sites and instead take the time to really get to know the culture and the people. READ
I was slowly crossing a swinging log bridge when I paused, sensing the alligator less than three metres below was staring at me. READ
Sometimes you have to reframe information before you take action. With almost three million insect species, you might not believe the Amazon rainforest — sometimes called Amazonia — is a major tourism attraction. I got more excited about visiting when I reframed mosquitoes as not just annoying travel companions, but as important pollinators or bird food. With over 20 per cent of the world’s bird species, there is a real need for insects in Amazonia! READ
There are things you expect to see in Arizona and things you don’t. You expect to see saguaro cacti; you don’t envisage surfers. But there we were, standing in front of the FlowRider at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., watching a 15-year-old boy from Kelowna performing surf tricks on a giant wave. He made it look so easy. READ
It’s that time of year again, when Canadian snowbirds start thinking about what kind of medical coverage they’ll need in the United States. READ
This is Part 1 of a two-part feature. When asked what they plan to do, many prospective retirees list travel as one of their ambitions. It is becoming increasingly popular for new retirees to celebrate their freedom from work obligations by enjoying a big trip to someplace they have always dreamed of visiting and this past summer, when retirement was looming for Leith Damiani, she and her husband Jim started looking for an adventure. READ