1. Renuka
    September 11, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I completely second that approach to travel! I think traveling slowly actually means exploring and not just seeing things on the surface.

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  6. Andrea
    March 17, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

    I really need to look into good daytrips for us from here…I don’t think there are many.

    • Andrew
      March 18, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

      Where is ‘here’ these days? I have not yet been in a place that didn’t have any.

      • Andrea
        March 18, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

        We’re still in Stavanger…but without a car, a day trip here is either a hike or a boat cruise. I don’t find many of the nearby towns to be either close enough with public transport or much of an attraction…

        • Andrew
          April 2, 2013 @ 7:42 pm

          Eesh. Sounds a bit isolated. Are there at least good bars in Stavanger?

  7. Jeremy Branham
    March 8, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    You and I are the same when it comes to slow travel. I don’t want to spend time dealing with the crowds on a day trip. They come for the day and I will explore. However, if it’s too crowded and touristy with people and tours everywhere may be a place I avoid – until the offseason.

    • Andrew
      March 10, 2013 @ 9:25 am

      The “nice” thing about the tours that come to a place on a daytrip is that they often are all synced up. For those on the tours, it seems that every place is packed full. But if you visit things just out of sync, they are normal. The offseason can be the work of a few minutes sometimes.

  8. Jenna
    March 7, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    Thanks for mentioning my recent push for quality travel. I love day trips and do them often when I am working and cannot travel far. When I am staying in a destination, I enjoy day trips as a way of seeing “normal” local life. For example, when I was in Amsterdam, I went to Haarlem for a day and loved it. We saw almost no other tourists but got a feeling for what life is really like in this beautiful town. In the Czech Republic, there are tons of day trip possibilities, but people rarely leave Prague, and when they do, they almost all go to see the bone church in Kutna Hora.

    • Andrew
      March 10, 2013 @ 9:23 am

      You are welcome. I believe in the ideas of slow travel and am happy that they are coming up more often.

      Haarlem sounds neat. We will be in the area this summer, though not sure if we will have the time to go see it. That tradeoff of slow and seeing things in depth versus the urge to speedup and attempt to see everything is everpresent.

      I remember the daytrips to Kutna Hora in Prague. I didn’t do it and chose to go to PLzen on the train myself. It was not so exciting, but still worth my day. Anyway, I’m squeamish enough to not enjoy so many bones.