Are you a fast or slow traveller?

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31. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 988 posts) 34w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

there is nothing inherently wrong with ticking off places on a list. It may not be what you want to do, but it might make someone else happy.

I agree that there isn't anything wrong with that approach (although many allow far to little time for their 'tick box' visit), but that is my definition of a fast traveller...

32. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1158 posts) 34w Star this if you like it!

You can be fast for one place and slow in another. For instance, my parents took my sister and me to Europe in 1950. We missed going to Luxembourg because the ship was delayed by a storm, but we spent from mid June to early August in Europe - over a week in Paris, about 10 days in Germany, and a week in Oxford, plus we drove up to Edinburgh from there and spent some time in London. But when we got to Denmark, we realized that we could get to Sweden on a ferry, and pick up a country to fill in for Luxembourg, so we did that and spent a few hours in Sweden and took the ferry back. For Sweden that would be fast travel. But for France, Germany and England, not so much. So were we fast or slow travelers?

33. Posted by Loodenwiek (First Time Poster 1 posts) 24w Star this if you like it!

i just stay as long as id like till my "travel time" has run up

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35. Posted by MAd4travel (Respected Member 18 posts) 24w 1 Star this if you like it!

It is an interesting concept, are we a fast or slow travellers. In our case, mad4travel is me and my hother half, are what yeou would of considered long term travellers. We met in 2000 and spent the first five years of our life together traveling for 4 months and working for the rest of the year. It usually means we would take 4 months to travel from Equator to Bolivia for example or going Vietnam to Cambodia by land. You could say we were slow travellers but we rarely stayed more than 4 days in a place before moving on.

We both started working full time and we had to keep our travels to 3 weeks. We would do one country at a time but again not staying much more than 3 days in the same location.

But since February 2016 we have been traveling non stop. We rented our house, got rid of all our stuff, car, furniture and been on the road since then. We sometimes will book a place for a couple of weeks but usually we will stay 4 to 5 days in a place before moving on. But we will move slowly going just 100km to the next place. So it is kind of a slow travel.

I guess it depends whom we talked to. Some thinks we are fast travellers because we don’t stay much longer than a week in the same place when we have all the time in the world, and other think we are slow travellers because we can take 3 months to just look at Northen Cape province in South Africa. It is all in the eyes of the beholder lol

36. Posted by Dorothy30 (Inactive 1 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

I plan my travels in advance. And always sure that everything will be fine)))

37. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1177 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Dorothy30

I plan my travels in advance. And always sure that everything will be fine)))

Yes, but do you consider yourself a slow traveler or a fast one? That was the original question. You can plan either kind of trip.

38. Posted by NnamAries (Inactive 7 posts) 22w Star this if you like it!

It can get pretty exhausting, and it takes a while to get most of a place in before moving on, so maybe I would consider myself slow.

39. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1158 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I seem to have a short attention span. So I travel fast, but I go back to places several times. So while I might visit Antigua for only a day, I go there on three separate days in three separate years and do different things each time.

Some people do the same thing every place they visit. Mostly all they do is go to the beach. If they are on a cruise with 5 or 6 ports, they will go to the beach in each port. I guess if that makes them happy, that's OK, but it would bore me to tears. I don't want to sit on a beach. I want to go to museums, and eat food and visit people on my day in port.

40. Posted by mirandadwells (Budding Member 2 posts) 21w Star this if you like it!

I seem to stay longer in a place since I'm trekking. I usually involve myself in a base camp that will last for 3 to 4 weeks. ;) ;)