“Local slow travel, or LoST as I call it, is focused on leaving positive impacts locally. It’s an approach to slow travel which is focused on engagements with the places we visit, and how we might enhance both our engagements and those places. Walking, cycling and paddling are the means of moving through these landscapes and engaging with them …
Local Slow Travel (LoST)
I really like slow travel. I like it as both an action (something I do – a way of travelling to and/or within a destination) and an ethic – as something I can do which leaves positive impacts.
For me, slow travel is important to understand as both a concept and an action – the thinking and the doing. The ‘thinking’ bit is really important as our understanding of slow travel, why we do it and what we mean by it, becomes the foundation for our journeys. The ‘doing’ bit is, of course, about how we travel and where we travel – guided by our ‘thinking’ and our understanding.
Local slow travel, or LoST as I call it, is the thinking and the doing which is focused on engaging with the landscapes/waterscapes we travel through, and leaving positive impacts locally. It’s an approach to slow travel which is focused on the places we visit, and how we might enhance both our travels and those places.
Walking, cycling and paddling are the means of moving through these landscapes and engaging with them. They are all human powered and, importantly, allow us to travel and engage very locally.
Want to know more? This website introduces you to both thinking and doing – approaches and locations. It’s a celebration of walking, cycling and paddling as a means of travelling slowly and locally. And it’s a celebration of the benefits that this brings to both the landscapes and waterscapes we visit and also to us as informed and interested travellers.
My purpose is to provide you with information and ideas so that you can enjoy the slow travel experience as much as I do – as a traveller and as someone who supports local communities, economies and landscapes through our travels. It’s got to be a great thing to do doesn’t it?
So here you’ll find advice and information. You might be someone who is interested in this to provide foundations for, or components to, your own travels. Or you might be someone who is interested in getting in touch to discuss ways in which we can collaborate on the development of local slow travel opportunities in your region. There’s information and advice here for you all, no matter what brings you to the site.
Information on local slow travel, on becoming a lost traveler as well as ways of travelling, especially by foot, cycling or paddling, can be found at the ‘Becoming LoST’ page above or by clicking here.
Ideas and experiences for locations to become lost in can be found at the ‘Places to get LoST’ page above or here. This page gets updated regularly so come back often. It’s a mix of my own experiences from many great landscapes as well as links to articles and summaries of articles or books I’ve seen which you might find interesting.
At ‘Brian’ (above or here) you can find out a bit more about me. If you want to look at ways we can collaborate in my professional consultancy/advising work, check out the ‘Specialist services’ option on the ‘Brian’ page above or go to it directly here. And of course the ‘Latest’ page is just that – latest news and information.
I hope you find plenty of things of interest – and get in touch or stay in touch. It’ll be great to hear from you.
Get LoST in the landscape. Lose yourself in slow travel.