Slow travel is growing! The term is getting familiar to more travelers and I have come across a number of encouraging initiatives. Among them are a couple of people who have started Slow Travel City Websites. The ones I learned about are Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels and Stockholm. If you know of more, let me know in the comment section below, and I’ll add them to the list.
Slow Travel Barcelona
When not travelling the world, Guillermo Jaques and Cristina Gil de Moya run Barcelona Slow Travel, a platform designed to offer the possibility for travellers in Barcelona to immerse themselves in the local culture through off the beaten path culinary experiences.
To learn more, see the Barcelonaslowtravel website.
Slow Travel Berlin
Travel Berlin was founded in January 2010 by British guidebook author, travel journalist and photographer Paul Sullivan. The aim is to establish a repository of eclectic information about the city from a range of perspectives to encourage deeper, more varied exploration and promotion of small, locally-minded businesses and services.
It’s a great city, for example, to rent an apartment instead of a hotel; to stay a week rather than a weekend; to do a cooking course, learn German (or another language), hire a music teacher or join an art or writing workshop. Its past is enthralling and vivid enough to justify off-the-beaten-track explorations. Its parks are large and green enough to really relax in.
To learn more, check out Slow Travel Berlin
Slow Travel Brussels
I have been living in Brussels (Belgium) for 3 years and I have seen a lot of tourists visiting the city at the speed of light, missing out on the best parts Brussels and living the city with a bad first impression.
This is why I have created “I love Slow Travel – Brussels” which aims at guiding visitors to discover the city the Slow Travel way. I design 100% personalized road book inviting people to really dive into the local culture, meet the Belgians, eat and drink local food, etc.
To learn more, see the Brussels.Iloveslowtravel website
Slow Travel Stockholm
The aim is to establish a repository of eclectic information about the city from a range of perspectives to encourage deeper, more varied exploration and promotion of small, locally-minded businesses and service
We offer an insider’s view that will doubtless overlap from time to time with other Stockholm travel sites, but will ultimately provide a unique and above all reliable resource that gives a broader, deeper perspective. We love this city and we want you to love it too.
To learn more, check out Slow Travel Stockholm