Category Archive: Slow travel

Mar 02

Beguiling Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam. Copyright 2014, Terence Carter.

A dazzling unspoilt seascape distinguished by clusters of verdant islands, craggy islets, limestone karsts, and schist outcrops that dramatically rise out of jade coloured waters, beguiling Halong Bay in northeast Vietnam is one of those enigmatic places that captures the imagination and doesn’t let go. Halong Bay has been immortalized in poetry, folk tales, myths, …

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Jan 07

The Best Road Trips in Australia

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia.

Following our recent post on tips for road trips in Australia, readers asked us to recommend some of our favourite road trips in Australia. As far as we’re concerned, Australia is home to the world’s best road trips and in our many years of travelling, whether it was summer caravanning holidays as kids, my five year-long …

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Aug 05

Exploring Perth


My mum and my sister and her family live in sunny Perth, so whenever we get back to Australia, we’ll spend some time in the laidback Western Australian capital. Its clear blue skies, temperate climate, and spectacular setting on the Swan River’s sprawling lake-like expanse, make exploring Perth a delight. The city’s handsome historic buildings …

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Jul 29

Living Like Locals Resources on Slowing Down and Settling In

We’ve got lots of living like locals resources on slowing down and settling in to places when you travel, from scores of reviews of apartments and holiday rentals that we’ve stayed in to tips on everything from renting riads in Morocco to how to save money when self-catering. Our long term aim is to provide …

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Jul 08

Our Guide to the World’s Best Parks and Gardens

This little guide to our pick of the world’s best parks and gardens has been coming for some time. These days I find myself spending a significant amount of time dreaming of spreading a picnic blanket out on some grass between a shady tree and sprawling out with little more than a good book, a …

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