Soft Travel Did You Know About The Latest Travel Trend Soft Travel?

Soft travel expects you to experience the journey and not rush through it
Representative Image, Photo Credit Shutterstock
Representative Image, Photo Credit Shutterstock

Travelling has traditionally been associated with a fast-paced, go-getter mentality, where covering as much ground as possible is the norm. However, a new travel trend called soft travel has emerged, disrupting this traditional notion. It allows you to find balance, reconnect with nature, and prioritize your well-being. 

What Is Soft Travel

As a concept, soft travel provides travellers with flexibility, allowing them to avoid the pressures and demands typically associated with adventurous outdoor activities. From photography to exploring local shops, soft travel expects you to experience the journey and not rush through it.&nbspOne example of this trend is soft hiking, which encourages travellers to adopt a more relaxed approach and take things at a slower pace. 

Here's What You Should Do While Soft Travelling 

Don't Rush
Please ensure you have enough time without any imminent commitments or tasks requiring immediate attention. This way, you can immerse yourself in slow and mindful travel and sail through the journey at its own pace, regardless of external pressures or expectations.

Experience Nature
Travellers are encouraged to consciously slow down and take the time to engage with their surroundings while exploring new and beautiful environments. By doing so, they can shift their focus to details that may often be overlooked or fleeting. This mindful approach allows a deeper appreciation of the surroundings and enhances the overall travel experience.

Go Local While Soft Travelling
While engaging in slow travel and savouring the environments around you, it is a wonderful opportunity to support the local economy. Consider purchasing handicrafts, local sweets, souvenirs, snacks, and refreshments from independent stores instead of large businesses. If you're in a town or village and looking to refuel with a coffee and cake, opt for a small shop rather than a big chain to show support for local establishments. By making these choices, you contribute to the local community and help sustain local businesses.

Don't Limit Yourself
Exploring unchartered territories is a good way to unwind. Whenever you are travelling, make sure you try that local cuisine and experience regional culture. The idea is to seep into the experiences you haven't experienced before. It is all about taking a leap of faith to enrich your travel experience and learning from the takeaways.

Remember when Deepika Padukone in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' said, "Life mein jitna bhi try karo, kuch na kuch toh chootega hi.&nbspIsliye yahin, isi pal ka mazza lete hain." (No matter how much you try in life, something or the other will be missed. That's why let's enjoy this moment right here.) Perhaps this is what soft travel wants you to learn. 

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