Slow travel definition for retired budget travelers

Slow travel can be much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than traditional tourist sightseeing. Just as importantly: a slower pace in a foreign place will better connect you with the culture.

You will learn more because you will experience more. Remember: the faster you go, the less you see.

This is not your typical week-long vacation. You don’t have to rush around and try to see everything on a limited, hurried schedule.

Instead of flights, you use buses, trains, and ferries as much as possible. You explore a region of Earth and use flights only as necessary to hop continents. This is better for the environment – and your wallet.

Slow travel definition for retired budget travelers

Slow travel — you aren’t in a hurry
Budget slow travel — frugally and leisurely
Budget slow travel in retirement — relaxed, older travelers wiser than tourists

Definition of ‘budget’

Budgets are relative. Everyone has different budgets and different needs to feel comfortable when they travel.

This is your definition. It’s your budget, so you get to create your own definition of a ‘budget slow traveler’.

Slow budget travel examples

We demonstrate where two people can live – and live well – on $2,000 a month. In a post-pandemic world, that budget still works in Asia.

Where to go as a budget slow traveler

We identify destinations with easy tourist visa policies for Americans where you can live on small budgets.

Helpful related posts:

How to plan a slow travel itinerary
Living in Airbnb rental units continuously
Onward travel’ proof — the legal way

These methods are a way to enjoy retirement at any age. We retired early to travel while still healthy enough to enjoy wandering around the planet at a slow place. During the first eight years, we were active with cliff jumping and diving, volcano hiking and more. Now, we have slowed down a bit, though we still are certainly active.

Our mantra: Life is Now!

Thanks for reading, “Slow travel definition for retired budget travelers.”

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