Friday, September 28, 2012

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Travel

There are so many things that I really love about travel.  I love the beautiful landscapes I've seen, the friendly and lovely people I've met, the food, wine and gelato I've savoured, the history, culture, music, churches, art and architecture of the places I've visited. 

With literally thousands of photos to choose from, which photos should I choose.  After thinking about it for a long while, I decided to focus on the "style" of travel that I have grown to love thanks to Pauline Kenny (founder of Slow Travel) and my fellow Slow Travelers.  The idea of staying in one place long enough to be able to appreciate all the things that I love about travel is the well deserved feature of this week's theme for me!  :) 

I took this photo while exploring around the Highlands in Scotland.  It made me smile because it really reminded me about this wonderful style of Slow Travel!  This is actually a reposted photo but it was just so perfect for this post that I just had to use it again. :) 

To see more PhotoHunters, you can visit Gattina's Kehole Pictures website HERE!  



  1. Reposted or not, it's still a beautiful picture and landscape !

  2. Don't rush and remember to stop from time to time to smell the roses and drink in the scenery. Great stuff! :)

  3. Hi girls, thanks so much for your comments....

    Gattina, this photo is one of my favorites, because it was such a gorgeous day and the colors were so vibrant in the Highlands when the sun was out. :)

    YTSL, yes it is a challenge for me to slow down while traveling, but I have finally realized that by doing so I can have a much deeper experience. I'm not seeing as much but what I do see and experience can be just as meaningful if not more in the travel experience. :)

    Thanks Gattina and YTSL. Have a wonderful weekend.

  4. I have learned so much from all of my Slow Travel friends. They have blessed me in so many ways.
    I keep up with many of them, even though I am not on the SlowTrav site as much.

    Travel is so much more special when you do slow down and enjoy the flavors of a place.
    Happy Hunting~
    Bugalu :-)

    1. Hi Sandi, thanks so much for your comments. ST is my most favorite travel community because of everyone's knowledge, passion and sense of comaraderie to helping others. And ST is a fun group of people and I also feel very blessed and so lucky to have found such a community.

      Thank you so much for your comments. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Such a great post. Slowing down has provided me the opportunity to spend 8 days bathing in the glory of Florence's beauty and art and 10 days in Rome. It certainly has its benefits~

  6. I like your style of Slow Travel too. If conditions permit, that is what I want to do for 6 months to a year in Europe in 2013 when my son studies in Switzerland. :)

    I might need your assistance since you have been to Scotland. UK is a must visit for me too.

  7. Great post! And I love that photo. I'm starting to think that anything "slow" is best and esp. travel. I know you must be getting so excited about your up-coming trip!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  8. Hi girls, thanks so much for you comments....

    M, slowing down was the best thing that I've changed about my travel style thanks to ST. 8 days in Florence and 10 days in Rome would be heaven....lucky you.

    ECL, wow, 6 months to a year in Europe would be a dream for me. Lucky you and how wonderful for your son to be able to go to school in Switzerland. Scotland was fun and I would be happy to share what I know and learned from my 2010 trip.

    Annie, yes I agree. Slowing down especially in travel is fabulous. Yes, it's getting pretty close. I'm excited and as usual a little nervous, but I always get pre trip jitters. I know I'll be fine. :) Hope you enjoyed your weekend too.

    Thanks again girls for your comments. Have a great week.

  9. Gorgeous photo, Kathy, definitely a scene to view over and over again!

    I'm a fan of travelling slower too, although that means different things to me at different times. For instance, a daytrip might be: going straight to town X and spending all day there and then return home...or a daytrip might be: meandering along the exact same route, ending up in town X just in time to turn around and return home. Same distance travelled...totally different experiences. And I enjoy both! :)

    Have a great week!!


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