They'll tell you there're too many tourists ... That is far too expensive ... That is not the cleanest it's ever been... t's sinking... That is chaotic... Not what it was ... But it doesn't really matter! You have to see Venice at least once in your life. Twice, perhaps.[...]
Slow Travel and Experiences for Over 50s
No, for the Nomad@50 is not about counting countries. It’s not about showing off visited destinations in Instagram. That’s not it.
Slow Travelling is about tasting, getting lost, observing, learning, communicating, interacting, discovering. Without hurrying, without pressure. As though you were living in slow motion. Seeking the beauty in every day’s little things.
Find out how in this section!
Car crash and flight cancelled due to airport closure. Boom! Two relatively serious incidents in less than 5 days! And, it could have been a lot worse because some of the roads in the Slovenian mountains are nearly impossible to navigate! And, fortunately, the Vueling team in Venice where we[...]
Did you know the human being’s “factory mode” is being distracted? We have an innate tendency to focus our attention not on what happens around us, but on past events or possible future events which may never happen. Calculated in real-time, it has been shown that we are not present[...]
Zen, Manga and the Art of Public Bathing – Outside-the-box accommodation in Tokyo for travellers 50+
On August 6, 2019, just a few days before writing this article, the US dollar slipped to a seven-month low of 105.78 yen. Tokyo is ready to intervene if excessive yen gains threatened to hurt the export-reliant economy. Bad news for those of us planning on visiting this country. Not[...]
Is there something telling you it’s time to disconnect from this crazy, maddening, hectic life?! Well, until not too long ago I would have recommended the following: pack your bags and head towards a Japanese Shukubo (Buddhist temple), because in this magical spaces - away from the busy tourist areas[...]
I know. Not everyone is a fan of camping. Most people still abide by the notion of "I’m on a holiday and I deserve to go all out". And that doesn’t include, of course, sleeping on the floor or being exposed to the whims of Mother Nature. But what if[...]
Suddenly, the world has discovered Fika. The world lives the Fika revolution, as it once lived the Abba revolution! And yet, for Sweden, Fika is the most normal thing in the world. In their book Fika: the Swedish art of having a coffee, Anna Bronnes and Johanna Kindvall describe the[...]
Tourism causes 8% of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Were you aware of that fact? It was confirmed by a study in 2018. Tourism pollutes more than the global construction sector. The study authors even believed that tourism could threaten the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.[...]
Not a fan of long flights? Does the idea of being trapped for 14 hours in a winged box give you the chills? Don’t like having to deal with the jetlag that comes after a long-distance trip? If that’s the case, it’s time to change attitude! Yes, because, believe me,[...]
The German newspaper Der Spiegel said in October 2017 that “Zagreb could possibly win the title of the most boring city, at least in Europe". It also went on saying that the city’s best attribute was the road that left Zagreb behind to head towards the Croatian coast. Ouch! Talk[...]