1. Dealing with the Touristic Hordes in Iconic Rome - Grounded Traveler
    July 28, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    […] am a slow traveler and I get that others are not. They have limitations (time,money,etc) and yet still have desires, […]

  2. Beth
    June 18, 2013 @ 4:38 am

    For the better part of my traveler’s life I have been a slow, relaxed traveler. And I’m so much happier doing that!! It also helps to travel with people like that. I choose 1 thing I want to see, and then just let the other things happen, if they do. If not, I don’t stress. It’s better to just enjoy it while you’re there, rather than think of what else there is to see. “Mindful traveling, ” if you will 🙂

    • Andrew
      July 3, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

      1 thing as a MUST is a good idea. We have committed to being a place longer, but are still struggling with the ‘let the rest happen’ aspect. The extra time somehow screams to be filled and then we get exhausted. Just going to take some practice.

  3. John
    June 17, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    You can never see everything, I tihnk a lot of people forget this. The way I see it is if someone says I shouldv’e visited a place or that i’ve really missed out, i just think to myself if it was that important to me I wouldv’e known about it.

    • Andrew
      June 17, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Oh yes, even I forget this often enough. “Important” is relative from person to person based on interests too. What is important for me to see and do is not so interesting for others, which helps drive you to different places and to do different things.

  4. Global Nomads
    June 16, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    When people complain us that we are missing some important cities, we reply to them that the only real difference between cities is the amount of rats: some has more and some has less. The same goes with the sights. There has been way too many historical rock piles and fancy islands to excite us anymore. We travel for the people, not for places or sights.

    • Andrew
      June 17, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

      I sometimes talk about travel as just doing laundry in different places. The mundane in a different city.
      The sights are indeed getting to blend together, mostly because the history is often left out. Like you say this gets them to all become just rock piles and buildings.

  5. Nice Castle Hill : Looking Down on the Riviera From Above - Ctrl Alt Travel
    June 14, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    […] you happen to come to Nice for just the beach and the warm, take some time to look around. Looming above the old town is Castle Hill, the site of the castle that was. It is no longer, but […]

  6. Kim
    May 31, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    I’ve found that a key factor to my happiness while traveling is plenty of time to do nothing. We rushed all through South America and it made us miserable! Now, we take days (and sometimes whole weeks) to just focus on working, reading, and BEING. We don’t try to cram our schedule with sights to see because we know that after awhile it makes us unhappy. Keep doing nothing when you want to!

    • Andrew
      June 4, 2013 @ 9:26 am

      Yes, true. I like your latest post about sitting still to let happiness come to you. We definitely need to do more of that. Good to see that we aren’t odd in needing that. I actually think I need the work-time for its own sake as well. I like being productive and seeing myself create. Sight seeing is wonderful, but it is a consuming action, taking in sights. I like to see the production and the flow outward as well.