I started our Travel Blog almost 8 months ago now and have really enjoyed writing about and sharing our family travel adventures around the world. Two countries we travelled to this summer – Croatia and Slovenia – really made us realize how much we prefer slow travel, the option to explore and experience different places more in depth, and get to know and enjoy the culture, food and people from any one destination we visit.
Never one to resist travel opportunity, we have gone to places for just the weekend or 4 day holiday, but we usually try to use those for travels within England as we make a point to enjoy local travels as much as international holidays. This past summer we packed in 7 European countries in a 3 week road trip and being in two beautiful new countries near the end left us longing to go back and explore Croatia and Slovenia more in depth. You can read about our travels in these countries on the links I posted above – Tips on food, accommodation and other useful travel information are there.
Two reasons we loved these two countries so much – enjoying outdoor pursuits and adventures, surrounded by beautiful nature, whilst at the same time being able to enjoy history and culture when visiting castles and amphitheatres. This is one the best things I liked during all our travels in Europe, the fact that there is so much character and history in old cities, but you are never far from greenery and outdoor landscape as well – at least the 12 countries we have been to so far.
I am glad we are moving to New Zealand for a year (any day now) so we have the opportunity to do slow travel, just as we have experienced England and other parts of Europe over the last 10 years. Looking forward to exploring parts of Oceania in depth over the next 18 months!