Author Archives: Daniel Roy

Daniel is a writer, backpack foodie, slow traveler, and endurance runner. He is the author of the upcoming book, "The Way of Slow Travel: A Hands-On Guide to the Best Travel of Your Life."

Idiot’s Ramen

There’s one persistent risk with living in a foreign country: sounding like an idiot. That’s essentially what my friend Stephanie told me when I told her I wanted to go live in China, back in 2002. “Living abroad,” she said ...

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Slow Tip: Cheapest Flight out of Here

Remember those scenes in movies where a character walks up to the airline counter and asks “give me your cheapest flight out of here”? Turns out you can do this online as well. It’s a sure-fire way to cut down ...

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Slow Safety: Preventing Theft the Slow Travel Way

One of the key reasons people don’t try out independent travel is that they’re afraid for their safety. Many people traveling in tours or packaged holidays feel the traditional tourism structure provides them with safety and security against scams, thefts, ...

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The Tailgate Markets

I used to think fresh markets were the best spot to buy good food, but Korea’s giving me second thoughts. As far as I’m concerned, there’s a new king of freshness in town, and he drives a pick-up truck. The ...

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Quick and Slow: 5 Ways to Slow Travel on a Tight Schedule

(See also Slow on the Cheap: 5 Ways to Save Money with Slow Travel.) Slow Travel is all great in theory, but how can you Slow Travel with only a few days of vacation a year? If you read travel ...

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