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The Slow Travel Media Scrapbook - 2004 and earlier
Our mentions in the media! Journalists/travel writers - see our Press Kit. Current Media Mentions (Media mentions from 2007, 2008 and 2009).
News, the article "Slow down and start enjoying the journey," by Sophia
Dembling, November 19, 2004 recomends the Slow Travel website.
"If you're planning a trip of a week that involves changing hotels
more than once, please rethink. Try visiting www.SlowTrav.com on the Web.
Slow Travel advocates my favorite way to vacation - renting a villa, apartment
or other homey accommodation settling in for at least a week to see only
the immediate area. At this Web site, you can find vacation rentals, read
trip reports by (mostly) slow travelers, and get help planning a slow
trip on the message boards."
Link to article
Money Magazine, "Europe for Real: For Rent" by Robb Mandelbaum, October
2004 Vol. 33 No. 10, Bag the hotel and frantic pace. Instead, unwind in
a villa, savor la dolce vita--and save
"Ready to rent? A good starting point is the Slow Travel community
website (slowtrav.com), which offers a wealth of advice and key links
plus reviews from previous renters."
Associated Press, the article "Cooking class reveals soul of Italian
food", by Brian Bergstein lists Slow Travel as a resource for looking
for cooking classes in Italy.
"Cooking classes: For information on other cooking classes in Italy,
This AP article was printed in several newspapers throughout the US
and Canada (ABCNews.com, Washington Times - Washington D.C., Tallahassee Democrat, Memphis Online, Naples Daily News (Florida), Tri City Herald - Washington State, Vancouver Sun, Halifax Herald, etc.
Transitions Abroad, Jul/Aug 2004, "Slow Travel: Settle down in a temporary
home", by Pauline Kenny, page 27.
Full page article plus two color photos. The article describes the
basics of slow travel, gives a sample itinerary and lists the SlowTrav
favorites for Tuscany and Umbria vacation rentals.
Link to the online version
Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business,
mentions Slow Travel in the article "Europe... For Less" in Smart Traveler
by Nancy Keates. 16 tips for saving money in Europe, page 118.
"#12 Rent homes in touristy areas. That sounds counterintuitive, but
it's what Pauline Kenny, founder of Slow Travelers, a Web site devoted
to vacation rentals, says works best if you go the rent-a-home way. The
prices are lower, the houses nicer ... "
Travel and Leisure magazine mentions SlowTrav as their web tip in the
"This Month On-Line" section, page 32.
"WEB TIP: Slowtrav.com promotes "slow vacations" in European rentals.
Features include villa and cottage listings and a message board overflowing
with advice from travelers."
The Informer, online magazine, Slow Travelers: Somewhere Between Traveling
to Italy and Moving to Italy, by Pauline Kenny
Article about the idea of Slow Travel and the web site. Lists of links
to SlowTrav favorite agencies for Tuscany and Umbria.
Transitions Abroad, Reader to Read
Mention of the web site and message board.
Link to January/February issue index
New York Times, Travel Section, Q&A, "Hiking in Tuscany" by Florence
Stickney, Sunday, November 23, 2003.
"In Tuscany, you "can find hiking, but it's not handed to you," says
Pauline Kenny, who has created a travel Web site focusing on vacation
rentals, www.slowtrav.com, and has spent time hiking in Italy every year
The Vancouver Sun, Travel Section, "A House in the Sun" by Susan Schwartz,
Saturday, October 25, 2003.
"Slowtrav.com is an excellent site on which visitors exchange information
about vacation rental experiences. It works by listing agencies and places
to rent by owner and ranking them according to the reviews received from
New York Times, Travel Section, Practical Traveler, "Renting Houses
in Europe" by Hope Reeves, Sunday, August 24, 2003.
"...A good place to begin is slowtrav.com, which lists agencies and
properties for rent by owner and ranks them by the reviews submitted."
There are four paragraphs about SlowTrav with a link to the web site.
Hope Reeves found SlowTrav when search the web to research her article.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Travel & Leisure Section, "Slow Travel" trips allow vacationers to live
like the locals by Tom Uhlenbrock, July 27, 2003.
"...Pauline Kenny has heard similar stories. Her idea of a vacation
is the exact opposite. That's why she created the phrase "slow travel"
and an Internet site, www.slowtrav.com, to spread the message ... "It's
a nice way to travel. You're there for longer and get to see things in
more detail, instead of driving around frantically visiting the highlights."
Thanks to SlowTalk member Deborah (Livinwell) for writing to the Post-Dispatch
Mercury News from San Jose, Travel Section, "Renting a Villa", July
Slow Travelers is listed as a "source". No web site link, but you can
find us by googling Slow Travelers.
Sydney Morning Herald,
Travel Section, Website of the Week, May 31, 2003.
"If you are looking for information about vacation rentals in Europe,
then check slowtrav.com. The site can help you find and book accommodation
throughout Europe, from remote Tuscan villas to apartments in the heart
of Paris or Madrid. It also hosts useful general information for travellers
to Europe, including reviews and photos."
SlowTalk member Gavin from Australia submitted the website to the paper
for Website of the Week.
Dream of Italy,
article by magazine editor, Kathleen McCabe, May/June issue.
"Pauline Kenny, who runs slowtravelers.com, a Web site devoted to reviews
and discussion of vacation rentals, says prospective renters often choose
a location based on romantic ideas, not reality. "People think they want
to get way off the beaten track and then they end up in parts of Italy
that are very rural and rough, where people are really not used to tourists
and don't speak English. I like to go to a place that's set up for tourists,
where more shops and restaurants are available, that is why I think Tuscany
is fabulous," she says."
Editor Kathleen McCabe is a member of SlowTalk.
Sydney Morning Herald,
Travel Section, Question Time, Research by Kath Dolan, Lou Callan and
Michelle Bennett, April 12 2003.
How do I rent a house in Tuscany for six months?
"A website worth visiting for its reviews of houses and holiday rental
agencies is Slow Travellers (www.slowtrav.com/italy/). These word-of-mouth
recommendations can be invaluable. Another approach is to book a house
through an agency for one or two weeks, and spend this time visiting your
Travel Section, "Couple See World at Stately Pace" by Judy Giannettino,
January 19, 2003.
Exerpt from article:
"A month in Hawaii. Eight weeks in Italy. Perhaps up to a year in England.
That's how Pauline Kenny and her husband, Steve Cohen, like to travel.
Rather than seeing the world the way a lot of Americans do -
by booking a seven-day trip and visiting as many sites as possible within
that week - Kenny and Cohen take off for longer periods of time and rent
apartments or houses or villas.
They immerse themselves in the local culture by shopping at
markets, finding neighborhood cafes for coffee, relaxing in the gardens
of their rental homes and learning the lay of the land.
"It's an incredible way to be able to travel," says Kenny, adding
that all kinds of people could travel her way - she calls it slow traveling
- if they knew how.
Kenny and Cohen, and a host of other slow travelers, help people
learn thanks to an Internet site Kenny set up nearly three years ago because
she wanted to learn Web design.
"I wanted to learn Web design so I thought, 'I need to set up
a Web site but I need a topic,' '' says Kenny. She decided on her favorite
topic and the result is slowtrav.com, a site with lists of vacation rentals,
tips about everything from how to do laundry in Italy to how to read hiking
trail signs in Switzerland and a popular message board."
Writer Judy Giannettino found SlowTrav when researching her trip to
2002 and earlier
Wall Street Journal
Pauline was quoted in an article about vacation rentals in New York
City. The writer of the article found SlowTrav when researching a previous
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