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Slow travel is considered an alternative to car or plane travel, over land or water, and by foot, bicycle, train, coach, bus, ferry, canoe, kayak, or sailing boat. While slow travel is contested in many details, its recurring theme is environmental friendliness and low-to-no carbon emissions. For short trips, it can be as fast as air or car travel, considering the delays caused by traffic jams and airport check-ins, provided the necessary infrastructure exists. In contrast to fast travel, slow travel means more intense exploration of, engagement with, and enjoyment of the available mode(s) of transport, the destination, and the localities passed through during travel in terms of their culture, patrimony, food, or beverages. It also means traveling in a sustainable and supportive, or ...

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