How to Slow Down in a Fast-Paced Location

Relaxing on a beach or enjoying a quiet getaway in a secluded cottage may seem like the only options for a slow holiday – but it’s possible to slow down your travels even if you are visiting a fast-paced location. Busy cities may not seem like the best choice for anyone looking for a tranquil getaway, but there are many ways that you can discover a different side to these hectic locations.

Cover Photo: Cecy Young

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A photographer's guide to Santo Spirito, Florence

Far away from the crowds of tourists on the other side of the river, Santo Spirito, the boho-chic neighbourhood in the Oltrarno area is nothing but fascinating. The traditional narrow streets and tiny sidewalks are home to new & contemporary hot spots, making Santo Spirito cool without losing the Florentine essence. Photographer Marina Denisova took us on a whirlwind tour of the neighbourhood to discover the best places to eat, drink, shop and sleep.

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Where to Eat, Play, and Dance in Hong Kong Right Now

The charms of Hong Kong are truly a delight to behold, whether it’s endless bowls of freshly steamed dim sum or the city's otherworldly skyline. Throw in a sprawl of eclectic neighborhoods, each overflowing with plenty of trendy restaurants, crafty boutiques, and creative cocktail bars, and you’ll never be left wanting for things to do during a visit to this modern metropolis. Read on to discover the places that shouldn’t be missed for an unforgettable visit to the Pearl of the Orient.

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Why Road Trips are the Ultimate Slow Holidays

There’s something so liberating about packing your holiday essentials into the back of a car, grabbing a map and setting off on a road trip. Whether you’re planning an epic journey or a weekend getaway, the freedom of a flexible itinerary completely slows down your trip. There are no flights to rush for, no frantic journeys on public transport. There’s just you and the open road.

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