Welcome to Slow Travel Co.
Find helpful and practical tips in our slow travel blog for the digital nomad lifestyle. We’ll cover everything you need to set yourself up in some of the best places to live and work remotely in the world. You’ll get the lowdown on accommodation, internet speeds, places to work, food, transport, safety and more.
Why We Chose Slow Travel
Everyone has their own take on slow travel, but for us it’s about savoring and embracing the experience − taking in the surroundings and observing everything around us. Simple things, such as watching people go about their day or exploring streets off the beaten track, can take on added meaning when you give them your full attention.
We usually stay in places for 2 – 3 months. For us, this is the ideal amount of time to get to know a city: the people and culture, the food, and the environment. Staying in one location helps increase our work productivity because we’re able to establish a routine, don’t incur travel costs (such as plane tickets), and receive great discounts on long-term accommodation.
Our cost of living is significantly lower than our home city of Sydney, Australia. Although we earn far less, we spend less and live just as comfortable as we did back home.
Traveling slowly allows us to practice mindfulness every day. We don’t have the same distractions we did back home, so we’re able to process and assess our experiences. We’re learning and growing at a much faster rate, and using our time more productively, whether for personal or business development.
Slow travel stems from the Slow Movement.
“It is a cultural revolution against the notion that faster is always better. The Slow philosophy is not about doing everything at a snail’s pace. It’s about seeking to do everything at the right speed. Savouring the hours and minutes rather than just counting them. Doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. It’s about quality over quantity in everything from work to food to parenting.” — Reda