Posts Tagged“slow travel”

If I am allowed to have one gripe about the yoga retreat I went to last year on Tuscany (and yes, I know I am not allowed to complain), it would be that I did too much. Now, this was my own fault. There were just too many unmissable excursions. I never managed to just sit down at the Villa and reflect or read. So for this year’s retreat in Provence at Bastide Avellanne, I vowed to do things differently. I promised myself I would be more than do.  And it’s been great. I’ve read a ton. Gone on walks. Napped.…

My first major trip was the standard college tour around Europe, weighed down with my backpack. At the time, I thought that would be my only opportunity to seeĀ all of Europe, so I did just that. I didn’t even bother unpacking, because I’d move from a city within a couple of days. It was exhausting. Since then, travel has taken a precedent in my life (obviously. You’re reading my travel blog!). I now don’t view any trip as my only opportunity to explore a place, and so my philosophy about travel has changed. In 2010, we took a family trip…