The Slow Travel Community

Since the website started in spring 2000 and the message board in spring 2001, a wonderful community has gathered. Most of the community interaction takes place on the Message Board, but community is also strengthened by our reviews (vacation rentals, hotels, restaurants), our Trip Reports and our Photo Gallery. See below for more information.

Note: The Slow Travel community runs on three domains, so you will see different domain names for the message board and the photo gallery.

Forums and Chats

Forums: Meet Other Slow Travelers! Ask your questions and join our discussions on our forums.

Slow Chat: Travel chats with guest hosts.

Concentric Reading Circle: We have retired our Concentric Reading Circle.

Slow Travelers Reviews

Submit your Review: Reviews are an important part of the website. This is how we record our experiences to share with other travelers. You will find reviews in each country section - reviews of vacation rentals, hotels and restaurants. See our list below.

Trip Reports

Read our Trip Reports: This is our most popular section! Read these travel journals written by other Slow Travelers. Learn from their experiences to plan your trip or do "armchair travel". We have hundreds of great trip reports.

Trip Calendar

Trip Calendar: Slow Travelers post their trip plans here so they can arrange to have GTGs (Get ToGethers) while traveling. You must be registered to view the calendar.

Slow Trips Photo Gallery

Visit our Photo Gallery: We have over 15,000 photos from Slow Travelers trips. Look at photos for places you are traveling to and post your photos after your trip.

Slow Travel Photos: Photo essays to go with travel notes and Instructions for Visitors sections. These are mostly Pauline's photos (and are more "factual" than "beautiful").

The Cats Pages: Photos of Slow Travelers cats and dogs (on Slow Trips).

Slow Travel Blogs

Read our Blogs: Many Slow Travelers keep blogs (online journals). We have a list of them, and our favorite web cams.


Members Pages

Members Pages: Many of our members have written several articles and trip reports. These pages list articles by member.

Send a Postcard to Slow Travel: Postcards from Slow Travelers.

Life and Travel Stories: written by Slow Travelers.

Slow Travel Podcasts: Listen to interviews with Slow Travelers.

Google Maps: Interactive maps created by Slow Travelers for Italy, England and Australia, marking towns and sights. Use our Slow Travel Google Map Pointer to find coordinates.



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Recent Community Feedback

"I want to tell people is the this is the best site for trip planning I have found!!

The detailed information provided – such as how to get out of Florence with a rental car, or returning a rental car to Rome – where to get the acquabus from the Venice airport into the city – this was such valuable info I cannot tell you.  I printed off the instructions on taking a rental car to Rome airport – my husband, the driver, said “it couldn’t have been easier if the guy was sitting on the hood of my car telling me where to go!” ( not that Im a bad navigator, mind youJ)

This is fabulous, I have been telling everyone I meet that this is the best website for trip planning, so I want to let you at the site know this as well... 

Thanks a million – we just got back from a super trip to Italy and had very few missteps, with some great discoveries as well, thanks to great detailed info on your site."

Carol N
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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