Marco and I have made travel and exploring the world a priority in our life for the past 18 years. We are often asked, why we travel so much, there isn’t one particular reason, but probably the two most important reasons are; firstly that we enjoy it! Secondly we seem to thrive on that feeling of being out of our comfort zone.
It forces us to adapt our way of thinking and way of doing things, we have bceome very good at adapting to the country and culture we are experiencing at the time which keep us open minded and humble.
In short we feel travel is great form of education, both learning and testing our own limitations.
Marco and I have now lived in the UK, Italy, India and Vietnam together, we have both mastered a new language and truly believe that through travel you can educate yourself about the world immersing yourself in other cultures, pushing yourself into unfamiliar situations.
Our most rewarding travel moments, have always been spontaneous, humble and most importantly when we have been open minded and willing to try new experiences and open to invitations from local families to experience some of their own traditions.
Responsible, Conscious, Slow Sustainable Travel is the future!
During our travels, we have experienced all types of tourism. What we have discovered over the past 18 years, responsible, sustainable and slow travel is the future , not only to preserve our natural environments but also local cultures and livelihoods.
If we want to keep on travelling, we must all try to broaden our horizons and travel in a way that has the least environmental impact, whilst ensuring our tourist dollars are going to the local economy.
I will admit that we haven’t always been conscious travellers, but have realised we must try harder and make an effort to be more mindful of our decisons during our travels.
Around the world, we have sp depth to local hotel owners and tour operators and there number one complaint is that the masses always choose the same popular destinations in a country. Which in turn means that the government spends money on the infrastructure to one particular area.
This means that huge swathes of other beautiful parts of a country are completely bypassed and missed. Which in the long term, creates a situations where one particular popular tourist destinations becomes too busy and smaller less popular destinations don’t receive any significant tourist footfall which then affects the local economy and livelihoods.
Going forward Sustainable Slow Travel
We all have a responsibility to do our bit, travelling in a more conscious and sustainable way, this starts with what destinations we choose and how we get there. Moving forward our aim is to promote sustainable tourism destinations and slow travel.
We urge you to be mindful when booking your next holiday, by choosing locally owned accomodation and booking any tours with local operators. Also when planning where to visit, try visiting a less well know part of the country. You will probably find you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals, it might be cheaper and less busy!