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The Slow Travel Media Scrapbook - 2007

Our mentions in the media! Journalists/travel writers - see our Press Kit. Current Media Mentions (Media mentions from 2004, 2008 and 2009).

2007

December

National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler , "Slow Down - We're Moving Too Fast! ", December 2007.

An article completely about the concept of Slow Travel!

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November

Tacoma News Tribune

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), "Paris pointers - Planning and flexibility will make any trip to Paris easier and more enjoyable for everyone", October 21, 2007.

"Apartments are not for those who need a concierge. If you are on the fence about renting an apartment, read this article on the Slow Travel Web site: www.slowtrav.com/vr/what.htm."

Read the Article online

November

Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman newspaper, "Soaking up San Francisco - When you spend a month in city, you get to try everything" by Helen Anders, Sunday, November 04, 2007.

"It's a peek into another lifestyle," says Pauline Kenny, founder of slowtrav.com, which promotes spending a good amount of time exploring one place rather than hopping frantically from city to city. "It brings you out of your routine."

Kenny says a lot of people, especially baby boomers like me and my husband, John, are taking longer trips, sometimes a month or two, sometimes an entire year.

Read the Article online

August

Duo Magazine

Duo Magazine (North Queensland, Townsville, Australia), My Holiday - My Big Fat Greek Holiday

"Fantastic food, awe-inspiring temples and colourful markets - Greece has it all. Just ask Victoria Herring and her family ..."

Duo published an edited version of Victoria's Trip Report 1248 - New Years Eve in Athens.

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July

Duo Magazine

Duo Magazine (North Queensland, Townsville, Australia), My Holiday - Postcard from Paris

"When Terry Freemark and her husband Stu went to the City of Love, they fell truly, madly, deeply ..."

Duo published an edited version of Teaberry's Trip Report 1050 - We Fell in Love With Paris.

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May

Newsweek

Newsweek, Travel 2007 "Slow is Beautiful. Why Moving Less and Seeing More Is the New Mantra for Today's Traveler", by Rana Foroohar and William Underhill, May 14, 2007 (international edition).

"Pauline Kenny, founder of www.slowtrav.com, which promotes holidays such as Italian-villa stays, says that parking yourself in one place forces you to move at a different speed. ... You don't have to spend your vacation following someone else's list, doing a two-hour drive to visit a 'must-see.' "

Read the article online

May

South Florida Magazine

South Florida Magazine, "Slow Travel, The best way to go", by Lea Lane, May/June 2007

Advice about staying longer in one place on a trip by a slow traveler. "For more info on slow travel ... check out www.slowtrav.com."

April

Around the World, host Arthur von Wiesenberger interviews Pauline Kenny, Thursday April 12, 2007

Around the World Radio

Around the World (www.aroundtheworldradio.com) is a syndicated travel radio broadcast that airs live every Thursday from 10-11am PT in Santa Barbara on KZSB AM 1290, The News-Press radio station and streams on the Internet (rebroadcasts on Thursday at 8pm and on Saturdays at 10am).

Click to listen to the 10 minute interview

April

CNN.com

Associated Press, "What's the hurry? Try slow travel", Monday April 2, 2007

Article was picked up by several online and print publications: Yahoo News, CNN.com, several Canadian and US newspapers (Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Asheville Citizen-Times, and more).

"Slow down, you move too fast. Try to make that vacation last. That's the theory behind SlowTrav.com, a Web site dedicated to travelers who prefer to take their destinations at a leisurely pace."

Read the article online

April

Gadling.com

Gadling.com, "Slow Travel: A New Vacation Trend?", by Jonathon Morgan, April 7, 2007

"If you're interested in the concept, check out Kenny's Five Favorite European Destinations for ideas on where you can go to take that next trip just a little...more...slowly."

Read blog article online

March

National Post

Canada's National Post, "Slow down... You move too fast", by Karen Burshtein, Weekend Post, Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Slow travel, a term coined by American Pauline Kenny after the slow-food movement, is shaping up to be one of the big trends in travel this year ..."

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February

Skirt Magazine

Skirt Magazine, "7 Deadly Sins", January 2007

The #2 Deadly Sin - Take the Lazy Way - is Slow Travel. "Instead of climbing on and off a tour bus, living out of a suitcase and cramming in as many sights as possible, you're buying groceries at the outdoor market, having a drink at the local bistro, making friends instead of taking photos."

www.skirtmag.com

February

Business Week

Business Week, "A Villa Of Your Own - For A Week", Executive Life, February 19, 2007

"Most experts advise first-timers to book through a travel or vacation-rental agency. 'An agency will work with you to determine what you are looking for,' while offering extras such as booking tours or hiring a chef to prepare your meals, says Pauline Kenny, founder of slowtrav.com, a Web site offering tips, travelers' reviews, and classified ads for European rentals."

Read the article online

Business Week

February

Guardian

The Guardian (UK newspaper), "Best of the net - Quick guide to slow travel", by Sean Dodson, February 10, 2007

"Further evidence of the slow travel movement gaining momentum is the popularity of the US site slowtrav.com. It's not just how we get there that's important, they say, but how we behave when we're there. They urge us to forget about big, soulless hotels and instead rent a local apartment. It now lists over 4,000 properties and recently created its 10,000th page dedicated to the movement."

Read the article online

February

Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail (Canadian national newspaper), "Social Studies, A Daily Miscellany of Information by Michael Kesterton, February 9, 2007

"Fast-trackers are embracing a different style of travel, writes Diane Cole in U.S. News & World Report. "You stay in one place, pretend you live in the area you are visiting, and do the things locals do," explains Pauline Kenny who, with her husband Steve Cohen, founded the website SlowTrav.com in 2000. You do so by establishing a vacation home base -- at a rental, apartment swap, hotel or bed-and-breakfast -- for a week or more, then branching out to explore close-by surroundings."

Read the article online (full article no longer available)

February

Irish Independent

Irish Independent (newspaper), "Take your time ...", February 7, 2007

"Irishwoman Pauline Kenny, founder of the website SlowTravel.com, was in a gallery in Munich when it struck her that visiting all the standard must-sees in a city was an exhaustive way of travelling and that there must be a better way to get to know a foreign city."

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January

Contra Costa Times

Contra Costa Times, "Make yourself at home with slow traveling", by Food and Travel Enthusiast, Mike Cleary, January 17, 2997

"If you're interested in learning more about contacting rental agencies, meeting other people who travel in this manner or exchanging information on rentals and destinations, check out www.slowtrav.com."

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2006

December

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee Democrat, "Anniversary a ticket to Roman holiday", by Betsy Daley, December 1, 2006

"We used www.slow trav.com as the primary resource to plan our Roman holiday. ... Through Slow Travel, we found www.Rome-Is-Home.com, which led us to our Roman apartment. We learned on slowtrav.com what to pack, how to minimize jet lag, how to order in restaurants, how to grocery shop, how to choose Italian wines, how to use ATM machines (forget travelers' checks), where to eat, how to tip and which tour guides to hire. We found Slowtrav reviews and information to be accurate and useful, and we give them major credit for a nearly glitch-free stay in Rome."

Read the article online

December

US Airways December 2006

US Airways Magazine, Get Smart, "Slow Motion", December 2006
"The idea behind Slow Travel, according to site creator Pauline Kenny, is that people experience places best when they linger in them rather than breeze by. Before you hit the road, take a virtual journey at slowtrav.com."

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November

National Geographic Traveler

Inside Traveler @ National Geographic Traveler, Blog by Jessie Johnston and Emily King, "Wired Wanderlust: Top Travel Blogs", November 7, 2006

"A Taste of Europe: Tammy and David, a thirty-something wanderlusting couple sold their house and decided to spend a year in Europe "slow traveling" - spending two to three months in each country." Tammy and David are Houseblend on the Slow Travel message board.

Read the article online

October

Salvia (Spanish Magazine), October issue with an article about the concepts of Slow Travel

PDF of the article showing photos and text

October

Time Magazine

TIME magazine, Generations, "Taking the Slow Road", by Elizabeth Pope, October 2, 2006 (a supplement sent to subscribers over 50, also online)

"Settling down in a short-term rental--rather than dashing around from hotel to hotel--is gaining ground as a style of travel, says Pauline Kenny, who trademarked the term Slow Travel and runs slowtrav.com a website of classified listings and rental reviews. Midlife and older adults don't want to race through six countries in two weeks, checking off a list of must-see sites, says Kenny, 51, who is based in Santa Fe, N.M. Experiencing a country as its residents do offers an attractive alternative. ... Slow travelers, says Kenny, prefer a "concentric circle" approach to tourism: go out the front door and explore the neighborhood and nearby towns, get to know the locals instead of slavishly following guidebook itineraries."

Read the article online

PDF of the article showing photos and text

National Geographic Traveler

September

Inside Traveler @ National Geographic Traveler, Blog by Jessie Johnston and Emily King, September 19, 2006

Senior researcher Marilyn Terrell recommends the Slow Travel website: "I love the website Slow Travel, a community of travelers who like to spend at least a week in one place to get to know it in depth, rather than trying to see a dozen places superficially. ... The site is extensive, a fun read, and a convincing argument for going slow."

Read the article online

El Pais

August

El Pais, "El Louvre para otro da, hoy toca un cafe" (The Louvre for another Day, Now it's Time for a Cafe), by Patricia Gosalvez, August 24, 2006

Translation from Spanish by Maureen: "In slow travel the place matters less than the attitude of the traveler. "It is not about seeing something or doing anything. It is more about seeing and doing what interests you, not what you are supposed to do and see," says Pauline Kenny, "It is a more individualized trip."

Read the article online (in Spanish)

Read a translation of the article

El Pais

Haaretz

August

Ha'aretz, "So what if you will miss the train", by Moshe Gilad, August 18, 2006 (a daily newspaper in Israel, published in Hebrew)

"A much more practical approach is demonstrated by Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen from New Mexico, United States. Six years ago Kenny and Cohen created the web site slowtrav.com. The web site, as they emphasize, is not a travel agency but functions as a virtual community which assists and persuades its visitors to adopt the principles of traveling slowly. In a long and detailed email in reply to my questions, Kenny defines slow travel as follows: 'This is travel through which you enjoy a deeper experience thanks to the fact that you stay in the same place for a longer period of time and see those things closer to your location. This is an easier, simpler and slower way to travel.'"

Read the article online (in Hebrew)
Read a translation of part of the article (in English)

IHT

August

International Herald Tribune, Frequent Traveler, "Testing travel blogs, with caution", by Roger Collis, August 10, 2006

"Slow Travel (www.slowtrav.com) has posted more than 4,000 reviews of hotels and restaurants and 400 trip reports, essays and articles; it's well worth a visit. (But slowtrav.com must not to be confused with Slowtravel.com, with its sponsored links to a mixed bag of travel services.)"

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L'Espresso

July

Italy's L'espresso magazine, "Slow Foot People", Summer 2006, by  Luisa Taliento

Translated: "To achieve this there are agencies, websites, that promote "Slow" as a philosophy of life. Slowtravel, created by Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen, who have selected thousands of sites and places for weeks "to slowdown". The ingredients: small localities, hotels with few rooms, advice such as frequenting the same places in order to better get to know local people, don't drive more than 1/2 hour per day, enjoy idleness."

Read the article online (Italian) - See a scan of part of the article

US News

June

U.S. News and World Report, "Summer Ease", July 3, 2006, by Diane Cole

"Take a deep breath, everyone ... it's time to slow down."

" ... And of course, there's Slow Travel, which speaks to the leisurely wanderer within. It's not just a less hectic vacation; it's a different style of travel. "You stay in one place, pretend you live in the area you are visiting, and do the things the locals do," explains Pauline Kenny, who with her husband, Steve Cohen, founded the website SlowTrav.com in 2000. You do so by establishing a vacation home base--at a rental, apartment swap, hotel, or B&B--for a week or more, then branching out to explore close-by surroundings."

Read the article online

LA Times

May

Los Angeles Times, "Renting in Paris: Chance to feel like a local", Living Well - the Senior Years, Tuesday, May 9, 2006, by Elizabeth Pope (special advertising sections writer)

"Rentals are an increasingly appealing option for 50-plus travelers spending a week or more in one location, said Pauline Keny of Slowtrav.com, a website offering trip reports, discussion boards and reviews of rental properties. Older travelers who have already "seen all the must-sees" might want the experience of living in Europe, without actually moving there, she said."

Chicago Tribune

April

Chicago Tribune, "Some new help for travelers bound for Europe", in Online Traveler, Sunday April 23, 2006, by Darren M. Green

"www.slowtrav.com--Touted as the leading resource for "slow travel" in and around Europe, this offbeat Web site assists the harried traveler in finding villas, farms, cottages and apartments. ..."

Seattle Times

April

Seattle Times, "$3 gas? Money-grubbing airlines? Good planning is how you fight back", in Travel Wise, Sunday April 23, 2006, by Carol Pucci

"Thousands of travel tips appear on dozens of travelers' message boards. A few worth checking out: Slow Travel (slowtrav.com) has trip reports, hotel tips, vacation rental info and photos from independent travelers who like to spend a week or more in one place. Strong on Italy, France, UK, Ireland and Spain."

Read the article online

March

Business Week

Business Week Online, "Travel Tips to Send You Packing", in Five for the Money, March 2, 2006, by Alex Halperin, "Staying within your budget shouldn't keep you at home. Here's some expert advice on how to plan a great vacation without breaking the bank."

"1. Don't be in such a hurry.
Pauline Kenny runs slowtrav.com, a site that helps people find short-term vacation rentals. The idea is to spend your time growing familiar with a single place, instead of hotel-hopping among various locales. Kenny says the name was inspired by the Slow Food movement, popular in Italy, which emphasizes regional ingredients and traditional preparation. ... No matter your budget, rentals are often cheaper than hotel rooms, and you can save further by sharing a space with friends. ... "

Business Week

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February

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The Sunday Times (London, England), "A Touch of Class", Sunday February 5, 2006 by Rosie Millard. "To succeed in France, go for upmarket rentals".

Matthew and Gayle Roberts, who have a classified with us for their Apartment in Nice, were interviewed for this article.

"'We have just bought a 68sq m apartment in Nice for 137,000,' says Matt Roberts, who lives in Manchester. 'We rent it through www.holiday-rentals.com and www.slowtrav.com, an American site, and think we will fill it for 30 weeks a year.' Rates? 310 a week in the winter, 480 in summer."

Read the article online  - slowtrav.com mentioned in the last paragraph

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January

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The Seattle Times - Travel Section, "Finding the right rental", Sunday January 22, 2006, by Kristin Jackson, cover story.

"It's a house you're renting, not a hotel room," said Pauline Kenny, of Santa Fe, N.M., who runs Slow Travel, a Web-based business with extensive individual reviews of vacation rentals by people who've stayed in them. "There's always something that's weird, that's a bit strange, just like in your own home," said Kenny, a veteran of more than 30 vacation rentals, mostly in Europe."

"Check it out: A word-of-mouth recommendation from someone who's stayed in the rental apartment/house, or at least in the neighborhood, can be invaluable. If you can't get a personal recommendation, there are travelers' reviews of vacation rentals at the Slow Travel Web site, www.slowtrav.com (click on the country you're interested in and then on "vacation rentals"). Or go to www.tripadvisor.com, one of the Web's biggest travel forums, and do a search for the name of the destination you're interested in and the words "apartment rental." You'll find candid reviews by individual travelers."

Read the article online

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January

Guardian

The Guardian - Travel on Saturday, "How to DIY it",  Saturday January 21, 2006, by Sean Dodson.

"Slow boats: To those who believe in it, Slow Travel (slowtrav.com) is more than just a website. It represents a different approach to going on holiday. Instead of dashing off on Friday for a hectic city break and then racing round a list of "must sees", it advocates staying in one place much longer and generally trying to live like the locals do."

Read the article online

2005

October

Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso - Wine, Travel, Food, Letters - Our Readers Ask, Number 43 2005, page 8.

Question about cell phones answered with "... For a very complete overview of the options, consult: http://www.slowtrav.com/europe/cell_phones.htm

October

Globe and Mail

Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), Travel Section, "Finding your 'inner tortoise'," Saturday October 8, 2005, by Karan Smith, cover story.

Karan interviewed Pauline by phone, then posted on the message board asking about Slow Travelers experiences. Karan interviewed some of our Slow Travel members for this article about new trends in travel.

"Slow travel is emerging as an offshoot of the global movement dedicated to reining in our 24/7 lives. ... Pauline Kenny, who co-founded slowtrav.com with her husband in 2000, defines the ultimate slow journey as renting a villa for a week and exploring the surrounding area in short, easy day trips. "You start to see the beauty in the little things: The village where hardly anyone stops, that's where you go for a coffee every morning," says Kenny, a website designer who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Santa Fe, N.M. "

Read the full article

October

The Sunday Times Travel magazine

The Sunday Times Travel magazine (London), Something to Declare, "Tried and Trusted?", real people's online hotel reviews can be a valuable source of information - or not, insists Robbie Hudson, October 2005, page 51.

"A long, consistent blog with a single voice (like the excellent www.slowtrav.com or www.newyorkology.com) is much harder to fake than a short review, so it is more likely to be trustworthy."

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June

La Gazzetta Italiana

La Gazzetta Italiana, Northern Ohio's Italian American newspaper, June 2005, "Italian Vacation Rentals: What to Expect," by Pauline Kenny of SlowTrav.com.

A reprint of my article on the website: Slow Travel Italy - Italian Vacation Rentals - What to Expect.

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May

The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee, Travel Web Watch, May 15, 2005, "Bee readers write", Chris Coburn, a Slow Travel moderator, recommends Slow Travel as her favorite travel website.

"Coburn says she stumbled across the site while searching for a vacation rental in Tuscany in 2001. 'I enjoyed it so much that I began corresponding with the owner, Pauline Kenny from Santa Fe, then working with her on the site. I now do all the database programming ... and help out as one of the moderators on the message board.'"

CNN Money The Good Life

March

CNN Money, The Good Life Column, "The ins and outs of villa vacations," by Gordon T. Anderson, March 11, 2005. "This summer, get a group together and rent a house in Europe. Tuscany's pretty nice, you know.

"Slow Travel offers reviews, helpful information and links to good agents."

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Seattle Times

January

Seattle Times, "Despite weak dollar, savvy travelers can still find deals," by Carol Pucci, January 7, recommends going to the Slow Travel message board for advice from other travelers.

"A few that I like include the Graffiti Wall at www.ricksteves.com (go to "Plan Your Trip"); Slow Talk (www.slowtalk.com); TheTravelzine, a Yahoo message group at www.thetravelzine.com and Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree at thorntree.lonelyplanet.com."

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