tend to do so much that we miss the importance of a vacation
need to go SLOW and recharge our tired, overworked, stressed
out bodies and minds.
"I need another vacation just to recover from my
travellers look away from mass tourism and cookie-cutter trips and vacations.
They focus attention on the differences in local culture. Slow travel refers to
traveling at a pace that allows the traveler to fully appreciate the place they
have traveled to and relax more and not return after a vacation feeling like we
prefer rental housing to hotels, walking or biking to cars, and cars or trains
over airplanes. They try to immerse themselves in one place rather than stopping
at multiple locations.
Travel by Train
in the slow lane or should I say slow track???!!
decided to forgo our car in favour of a train for a trip up island to Courtenay
/ Comox and Campbell River. After all, the train would be very relaxing and we
were eager for a glimpse of the awesome view from the trestle on the Malahat!!
weren't disappointed!! As the train slowed down to a crawl over the trestle ,
the scene that unfolded before us left us breathless. All through the train we
heard "ohhhs and ahhs" and gasps of pure pleasure. Dense forest rushing
down to meet the rugged coastline, and pure unspoiled green .
we continued our slow pace up the track, we were surprised and delighted by glimpses
of black bear, deer and what appeared to be wild flowers, their bright yellow
petals shining like beacons in the dense undergrowth.
trip was everything it promised!! Slow, relaxing and the view
. totally awesome!!
Travel by Motorcycle
to Campbell River on our Yamaha Roadstar was an assault on the senses!! The unmistakable
aroma of newly fertilized farm land, the sweet distinct scent of freshly planed
cedar stacked in piles, and the cleanliness of the air further north in the mountains.
day started off quite sunny but the trip over the Malahat was bone chilling!!
As the day wore on and the sun ate up the dampness we settled in to enjoy one
of the most spectacular rides we have ever experienced!! Wide open highway with
snow capped mountain peaks, dense forest and incredible blue sky!! Traffic was
slim to none and the freedom of owning the highway was exhilarating!!
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Slow Vacation or Slow Travel by U-Haul
After just being
married a short two weeks, the time had come to fly to
Muskoka, Ontario, collect all our furnishings and belongings
and trek across Canada in a U-Haul. A slow vacation!!!
Our Honeymoon!! We had just bought a beautiful new home
in Duncan, BC to house all our furniture and collectibles
and we were excited about the trip!! So many sights to
see, stop when we wanted and just take it nice and easy
rush! I had a brand new camera that I could not wait to
test out, compliments of my brand new tested-out husband.
We arrived Toronto
on a Friday night the 18th of July and we were excited
at seeing family, packing everything in the truck and
begin our SLOW TRAVEL!!!
We spent Friday and
Saturday catching up with family and friends and on Tuesday
morning we were packed and ready to go!!!
We stopped at a truck
stop in North Bay for breakfast
our stomachs were
complaining about the early rise and lack of nourishment!!!
Then we started our way up Highway 11 taking the northern
route to save gas money, reluctantly bypassing Sudbury
and Sault Ste. Marie. The miles were getting eaten up
pretty quickly as we struggled north with our heavy load.
Travel by U-Haul (con't)
Riding or Slow Travel
of the most exciting ways to travel is to combine the
thrill of seeing a new place with the love of horses that
we all share. Worldwide
Tour Companies offer exciting horseback
riding vacations at destinations throughout the world.
They will help you plan your trip from start to finish,
and give you guidelines and advice for all of your travel
are also many wonderful riding experiences at places around
the world with whom you can book anything from a one hour
ride to a multi-day horse riding or trekking trip. Guest
and dude ranch vacations also offer travelers a way to
combine their equine enthusiasm with non-riding traveling
partners. Information about horseback riding and equestrian
articles and equine
training can be found at For Equestrians.
by Campus Cars providing Victoria