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Slow Travel

By October 13, 2020 No Comments

Gone are the days of hectic flights and packed tour buses where you flit from one ‘must see’ attraction to another and arrive home feeling like you need a holiday.

The new era of travel is for the “Slow Traveller”. Slow travellers stay in one place for at least a week (and much longer). They usually choose holiday rentals as they are fully equipped for the slow traveller to just move in and start living.

Holiday rentals like those found on platforms like Airbnb and Stayz/HomeAway come with sheets, towels, crockery and cutlery and pantry basics. The slow traveller gets to enjoy exploring the local area and going out into the community to shop, exercise, eat and immerse in the local culture. This is an important part of ‘living’ in your slow travel destination.

By living as opposed to ‘staying’ at your destination, you can experience the place more intensely. Not only do you have the opportunity to shop for your groceries, you see people in your community or village every day. You can go for a run each morning and stop at the same café for a coffee – meet the locals.

One of the pleasures of slow travel is the slow and thorough exploration of the local area – it is like an immersion process. You can become involved in local activities, take a language or cooking course, volunteer for a local organisation or group.

Slow travel is comfortable – you have your own home where you can spread out. You can even have a day off too, if you want to!

With more and more Slow Travellers exploring domestic travel opportunities, your home or investment property may be exactly what the slow traveller is looking for.  Contact Us to see how AirDesign can help you to enjoy your own slow travel by renting your own property on the short-term rental market.

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