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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
We have probably all heard the saying that life is a journey. Many of us frequently travel to follow our own desires to live life to its fullest. But how many of us travel to savor the culture, the entire life experience of every place we visit? With Covid slowing our wanderlust to a crawl, all we can do at this point is cherish past journeys and plan for our next. And why not consider another approach to traveling. If Covid lockdowns haven’t taught us anything else, let’s hope it’s taught us to slow down and savor the moment. That’s what it means to slow travel – a form of travel that “rejects speed, emphasizes soaking in the local culture, and encourages us to savor the journey, not to rush it.” While dreaming of the next big trip, dream big and dream all-inclusive, living the moment wherever we end up.
Bhavana Gesota’s guidebook, The Art of Slow Travel: See the World and Savor the Journey On a Budget, is a great way to study and plan for your next big adventure abroad. The best part, if planned well, is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The author is a seasoned slow traveler, who has lived in many different countries throughout her life’s journey. Her book shares her expertise as well as some of her stories and those of some other slow travelers she’s met along the way. The book is well laid out, complete with sound advice as well as useful, inspirational, and interesting quotes from seasoned travelers. The author was struck with the urge to travel as a young girl and it’s obvious that her passion has never weakened. If you’re seriously thinking of a big trip post-Covid, think about a slow travel trip. This book will help you plan and prepare.