6 ways to embrace slow travel and have a more mindful holiday

| June 10, 2019

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With our lives becoming increasingly hectic, more than ever, we need our holidays to offer total relaxation. That might explain why slow travel is set to be this year’s biggest holiday trend. It doesn’t just mean travelling at a slower pace; it also means ditching the itinerary and really immersing yourself in local life. Not only are we being easier on ourselves, it's a more sustainable approach to travel, as you're supporting the local economy.

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