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15 Apr, 2014

Locals are overrated: Travel’s eight biggest myths busted – Sydney Morning Herald

Anthony Peregrine’s manifesto for a happier holiday remakes all the old rules.

Slow-travel websites and publications are all in the hands of ideologues hectoring people about carbon footprints, interacting with communities, eating local organic food, travelling by yak and wearing only natural materials. There is nothing specifically evil about any of that. It is just unbelievably irritating. So today we launch a third category – “tranquil travel” – which avoids the pitfalls of both fast and slow travel.

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