Welcome ~ I do hope you will walk with me for a while and allow the indulgence of a small moment of your time while I share some thoughts, quips, insights and conversations. Hopefully a chance to get to know me a little better and hence, get to know Red Dog Travel. I will talk more at another time why I named my agency Red Dog Travel, but I wanted to start with the concept of slow travel. You will see this sprinkled throughout my site. What on earth is the art of slow travel and why would anyone want to travel slow? Quick, instant, right now – that is the world we live in. If it didn’t happen yesterday, gave us instant gratification and provided the answer the moment we thought of it, well than it is too slow!
Think of slow travel as the polar opposite of all of that. Think of it as being thoughtful, soulful, regional ~~ everything that is the opposite of most travel experiences. If you are hurried, rushed, stressful, constantly moving and exhausted when you come home from your time away, that is not slow travel. I for one really like slow travel. There is enough in this world that makes me exhausted. I don’t want to waste my precious vacation time on something less than restful, rewarding and spectacular.
Slow travel is mindset not a consequence. Slow travel intentionally slows down the momentum of the experiences you have on your journey. Stroll through the city instead of calling an Uber. Drive to your destinations instead of flying to see the really cool sights that can only be had from the ground. When visiting new destinations, live like a local. Choose the really good local diner instead of the 4-star restaurant. It might just be some of the best “cuisine” you have ever had.
Some of the best ways to indulge the art of slow travel without losing an ounce of creature comforts is on a luxury Canadian rail or an Alaskan Cruise. Whether on a ship or a train you will be surrounded, immersed with the local cultures and regional cuisines of the journey.
I am going to imagine that each one of you is looking for a moment in time when you can truly feel connected to your surroundings without the rest of the world tugging at you. Locations like the awe-inspiring Canadian Rockies and the incredibly beautiful inside passage of Alaska. Locations that will allow you to form stronger connections to your surroundings, experience the sights and sounds more deeply and take away lasting meaningful memories.
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Welcome ~ My name is Cindy, founder of Red Dog Travel & I am so happy you stopped by. On this journey you might learn a little about me, slow travel, my red dog Bella and a whole bunch more! Thank you for stopping by!