Learn the art of slow travel

Captivating sight of the northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis.

Chennai: The year 2020 is redefining travel trends and one of the trends the industry is expected to see in the new normal is the rise in slow tourism.

It is an approach to travel that emphasises on a more laidback way to explore the destination and make a connection with its people, food, culture, and natural environment.

Now more than ever, travelers would seek to engage and immerse themselves in authentic local experiences, closer to nature, at a leisurely pace. This World Tourism Day (27 September), here are some ideas for slow adventures you can take in the US to get the most out of your vacation.

Spend a night or two devoted to viewing the magical and captivating sight of the northern lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. Alaska’s second largest city, Fairbanks, sees some amazing light shows, thanks to its location in the auroral oval, an area around the North Pole.

Take your time in Oregon’s largest wine region; it’s a place you’ll want to explore. Here you’ll find lush vineyards and farms, tended by families who are passionate about growing the best wine grapes and freshest foods.

The diverse music scene of Nashville will soothe your musical soul. From country music to rock, pop, and hip hop; whatever you are in the mood to hear, you can find it in Music City.

While New Orleans dominates the culinary scene in Louisiana, Baton Rouge is an under-the-radar culinary gem. It boasts a thriving food scene and is an outstanding place to experience authentic Cajun cooking.

 

NT Bureau