The case for slow travel: What four weeks reveals that four days will always miss
A year can sound like a long stretch of time.
“It took a year to learn conversational French,” for example, or, “I can’t believe I dated that assh*le for a year.”
But a year can also pass by with disconcerting speed. Spending a year traveling may sound like a huge time commitment, but when you’re in the thick of it, like I am — soaking in the sights, sounds and smells of unfamiliar cities and cultures — the days become weeks and then months at an alarming pace.
I’ve been traveling throughout Europe and Southeast Asia for about six months now, spending between three and five weeks in seven locations to date. I’ll continue this lifestyle for another six months as part of the inaugural class of Remote Year, a program uniting remote professionals on a 12-month trip around the world Read more…