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List of Trip Reports published on SlowTrav 2000 - 2014. With author's permission trip reports are republished on the Slow Europe Travel Forums. Reports that have been moved are marked * and linked...
Brexit has changed a lot of things for UK travelers. The UK is no longer part of the EU and UK travelers to the EU are now treated like all other non-EU travelers. I have outlined the most...
Slow Travel is a way of travel that lets you experience a place in depth. Spend longer in one place instead of spreading your vacation time over several places. A week in a place lets you settle...
In the 1990s Chet and Carolee Lipton wrote a brilliant set of books about hiking in Europe: Walking Easy in the Swiss Alps Walking Easy in the Italian Alps Walking Easy in the French Alps Walking...
Planning a trip to Europe is time consuming, so start planning well in advance of the trip. If you will be staying in vacation rentals, start planning at least six months before your travel dates...
Pauline Kenny and Steve Cohen own and run the Slow Europe website. Pauline was the founder of Slow Travel (slowtrav.com), a large online travel community, which she ran from 2000 to 2007. She sold...
Memories – of the SlowTrav Contest 2004 Note: This is a memory of our first SlowTrav contest in 2004. The Slow Travel Contest - July 2004 Our 3rd Year Anniversary contest was held in July 2004...
Memories – of the SlowTrav Contest 2006 Note: This is a memory of our second SlowTrav contest in 2006. The Contest Drawing Our friend Connie helped us with the drawing. Last time Valerie was our...
I am sensitive to the synthetic fragrances that have become increasingly popular the world over. These are the chemicals used in personal body products, laundry products, cleaning products...
Phone Number Basics A phone number consists three parts; the international direct dialing number, the country code and the local phone number. A phone number may show + at the start. This means...
What is Geocaching? Geocaching is an electronic treasure hunt. One finds caches at listed GPS co-ordinates. Why Geocache? Many geocaches are in interesting or picturesque places. I would have...
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) produces great dramas, comedies and news shows. Every household pays a TV license (around £150 per year) which pays for the BBC, so you have public...
Many TV networks allow only people in their country to watch their TV shows online. For example, if you live in the US, you cannot watch BBC shows online. Or if you live in Europe, you cannot...

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