I just read a really fantastic article in the latest edition of Kathy McCabe's Dream of Italy. This is a great read, detailing the wonderful world of traveling to Italy and staying in vacation rentals while in that glorious country.
Guess who has written this great travel article?
You know it...Pauline Kenny!
Here's the link to Kathy's Dream of Italy...
A few years ago in 2000, Pauline developed a small travel site for her own enjoyment. She called it Slowtrav, and it has become my favorite travel site in the Universe. This website popularized the idea to slow down and enjoy more when traveling. It was a great find for me when I stumbled onto Slowtrav. This site has an amazing message board and forum. You need to check it out!
I have always loved to stay in vacation rentals and B & B's when I travel, and I had no idea there was a whole website devoted to that exact thing. I felt like I'd come home in some way when I began to browse the archives of Slowtrav and entered into conversations with other travelers in the chat room and on the message board.
From the beginning of Slowtrav, Pauline and her husband, Steve Cohen, developing the Slowtrav website, nurtured it and saw it grow to well over over 10,000 members from all over this planet. This past year, they finally let it go. Selling the site to Internet Brands last year gave Pauline and Steve freedom from the 24/7 agony of maintaining and monitoring a website.
After parting with Slowtrav, Pauline couldn't stay away from tinkering with a travel site, so she started yet another travel site! This one is dedicated to the process of traveling slow in Europe. It's called, appropriately, SlowEurope.
Here is the link to her new website...
Now, it seems, she has turned her hand to writing exceptionally well-crafted articles for travel magazines, as well. All I can say is, "You go, girlfriend!" :-)
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain