Travel website Pink Pangea has an interesting article from Abbie Synan listing 6 reasons why Slow Travel is the best type of travel.
The one point I find myself in disagreement with Abbie is on voluntourism. I think there are plenty of great ways to give back to a community, but voluntourism itself is not such a great venue. This Guardian article explains the problem. Instead, Slow travel is a way to dodge the problems of voluntourism by getting involved in a local community in a more meaningful, personal way. For instance, one can apply for a posting with UN Volunteers and join development efforts that are more meaningful and impactful.
But all in all, it’s a quick, interesting read. Abbie does touch on the fact that you don’t need months of vacations at a time to travel Slow. She also touches on issues of sustainable tourism, which I think is a good point to touch upon.