It’s time to take a breath – to remember travel as not a series of sights, sites, experiences and places to be consumed, but as a deep engagement with place, people and ourselves. It’s time to remember to travel slowly – not slowly in terms of ‘I’m renting a villa in Tuscany for three months’, but slowly in a deeper ethical, philosophical and reflective way. A way that means we as travellers leave positive impacts locally, we contribute to the sustainability of the landscapes we travel through and beyond, and we have a deeper engagement not only with these places but with ourselves as travellers and as people being able to contribute to a greater good.
We need to (re)-imagine a form of travel that moves beyond marketing and sector understanding. We need to imagine a form of travel which occurs within landscapes, not through them.
Being able to move within landscapes rather than through them is the essence of LoST because it implies our travels are an ongoing engagement with place/places, their landscapes and their communities. This is the travel within landscapes.