Post-lockdown, people are beginning to look into the concept of slow travel — escapes that are in-depth and purposeful.
People are used to maximizing experiences when on vacation. Travelers are more concerned with ticking off boxes in their itineraries. However, there’s a lot more to traveling than just completing the list of things the internet has told you to. In comes slow travel.
Slow travel is exploration and experience that’s in-depth and purposeful. By doing this, we get to focus on the more important aspects of traveling. This includes interacting with local people, understanding their culture, and embracing the place’s heritage beyond main sights and spontaneous encounters.
In an effort to incorporate slow culture into our lifestyles, we curated a list of destinations for slow travel. Catch your breath and take a moment to reflect on the future with these post-lockdown escapes.
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located in Indian territory, thrive in eco-tourism. This is the perfect escape for a slower travel itinerary. Here, you can experience the fine white-sand beaches or explore the mangroves and tropical rainforests located in roughly 300 islands.
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2. Canmore, Canada
Summers in Canmore, Canada is all about luscious greens and clear views of the surrounding mountains. If you want to get lost in the beauty of nature, this is the best place to travel to. Immerse yourself on nature trips to a scenic waterfall and turquoise blue lakes or enjoy the panoramic view of the rocky mountains from your inn.
What to Wear: Stay comfortable as you trek through Canmore’s forests, sporting the Audrey Top and Shorts. This lightweight pair adds warmth to the cool blues and greens of this town. Feast on bountiful brunch with the Marron Shirt Dress or the Madeline Dress as you view the serene Rocky Mountains Alberta.
3. Lamu Island, Kenya
The enchanting Lamu Island sits just off the coast of Kenya. It lets you in a full view of the Indian Ocean. Slow down and take in the striking Arab architecture that surrounds the island. Immerse yourself in the culture that prevails here and stay in white-plastered Swahili villas for a slow retreat.
What to Wear: Keep it romantic with the A-line silhouette offered by the Grace Midi Dress in Sage or Black. As the tranquility arrests you, the Manon Dress will keep you stylish in its minimalist bohemian flair. To begin your journey through the island, the Fae Linen Shirt and Pants offer a pleasant experience with breathable and fresh linen fabric.
4. Isle of Skye, Scotland
The picturesque Isle of Skye in Scotland is the home of hilly landscapes and fishing villages. With skies and exquisite views as your backdrop, you will adore the vivid mountainous interior. It’s a great place to be one with nature and let yourself get lost in its natural beauty.
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5. Granada, Spain
See Spain from a different perspective in Granada as it sits at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s home to the best of medieval architecture and the Alhambra castles. Here, you can slow down viewing royal palaces or lounging on serene patios and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty.
What to Wear: The charming Mara Dress suits the royal backdrops perfectly, while the Maison Dress suits an architectural exploration. Put on the Jolie Reversible Shirt for versatile resort wear. Pair it with the Edith Shorts for utmost comfort during your stay.
6. Matera, Italy
Matera, Italy is a place where nature is everywhere, even in your hotel. Here, you’ll find the Sassi area, popular for its cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in Italian history by seeing period furniture and artisan tools.
What to Wear: Let the luxuriously smooth rayon voile of the Elle Dress sink you in relaxation, staying in the cave dwellings. Get ready to explore the city’s heritage with the Lena Linen Top and Shorts. The unconventional cropped shape offered by the Lea Top, paired with matching Lea Pants is a perfect way to lounge in style.
7. Cappadocia, Turkey
This semi-arid city in central Turkey is not only famous for its hot air balloon events. Cappadocia also boasts its stunning cone-shaped rock formations and distinctive “fairy chimneys.” This city will immerse you in its rich culture and history that dates back to the Bronze Age.
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8. Vieques, Puerto Rico
Located at Puerto Rico's eastern coast, Vieques is a Caribbean island known for its boat tours of Bioluminescent Bay. It’s a picturesque island with a lot of privacy due to its secluded beaches. You can even see wild horses roaming the countryside any day.
What to Wear: The Ivory Maxi Cover-Up proves excellent when exploring the beaches and overlooking the glowing sees of the island. Meanwhile, the Ines Midi Dress in Black or Charcoal is the perfect loungewear to unwind. You can also put on the Célia Top and Shorts for easy poolside leisure.
Taking your time to slow down will get your mind off the stress from the long, grievous lockdown. By immersing yourself in a place’s culture and history, you will get to understand why slow travel is a lot better than a quick rundown of adventures for instant gratification.Embrace the slow movement with ethically sourced and manufactured sustainable outfits from our latest collection.