How to Slow Travel in Utah
Avoid the mad scramble and consider slow travel as a better approach to your Utah trip.
After graduating high school, I booked a trip to Europe where I saw five countries in 10 days. Overwhelmed with anticipation, I hopped on a plane to London, but soon my excitement faded. I was so busy scrambling to get from Point A to Point B, I regrettably missed a lot.
When I returned to the states and was asked about Europe, what I recalled mostly was a blur of hotels and train rides. My once-of-a-lifetime (I still haven’t gone back) European trip was mentally and physically exhausting. Instead of filling me with memorable experiences, I was left disappointed I hadn’t visited one or two countries, taken it slow, and savored what each country had to offer.
When you visit Utah, you shouldn’t leave feeling the way I did after visiting Europe. To help you get the most out of your visit, I caught up with interesting Utahns, who by the nature of their work have traveled extensively throughout the state and beyond. They’re on the road constantly, and have some great tips on making the most out of week-long trips.
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Set an Intention
Lauren Wood is the trip director at Holiday River Expeditions, a company her grandparents started in 1966. Wood grew up on the banks of Utah rivers, and she loves how sections of the Green River wind through pristine dark sky areas over Utah’s Colorado Plateau. When the moon is new and there’s no moonlight, visitors can see the most amazing stars. “You feel this sense of bigness all around you, especially at night,” she says.
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