Slow Travel by Penny Watson

Hi everyone, I hope you are all enjoying the countdown to Christmas!! Down here in New Zealand, the summer sun shines brightly down on us everyday. This week’s review post is of a book I read around Christmas time a couple of years ago. I hope you enjoy this review!!

cover image of landscape of large body of water and expansive sky. wooden pier or wharf juts out from middle with woman in poncho with arms held out in middle. white background around image and dark letters across top reads 'Slow Travel'.
An inspiring travelogue

Title: Slow Travel: reconnecting with the world at your own pace

Author: Penny Watson

Genre: Travelogue

Publication details: Hardie Grant Travel; Australia, 2019

ISBN: 9781741176674  (Hardcover)

What this book is about: It can be challenging to travel in the modern world, easily lured by the temptations of fast planes, cheap airlines, last-minute tickets, quick-fix travel apps and overzealous tour operators. To actually take a back seat, and allow time to embrace the ebb and flow of travel, requires a more thoughtful and philosophical way of journeys. This book is a beautifully designed and practical compendium of places, activities, tours and experiences. In these pages you’ll find helpful tips, from planning for slow travel to what music to listen to in the slow zone, insightful interviews with the ultimate slow travellers, and ways to slow down your adventures in urban and far-flung locations. Be inspired to get on the road in your own time and on your own terms. 

My review: What an extraordinary read this was!! Set in a slightly bigger size, the reader is greeted with an amazing selection of photographs and fascinating descriptions of locations. The recommendations of excursions and activities that assist in embracing this new trend of travel I found inspiring and appealing. I actually used a few elements from here when I went on my mini-vacation earlier in January this year. Penny Watson’s writing style is appealing and I found myself enjoying every chapter, especially the interviews she had with ultimate travellers!! If I should get an opportunity to travel to a different country, I would make sure I try one of the locations described in this awesome book!!

My rating: 5 ⭐

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