Explore a new generation of hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that have traded the bustle of cities for the peace of remote and regional areas.
A thoughtful guide to a new kind of travel, Slow Escapes explores hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that are reinvigorating rural areas by fostering meaningful connections between people and place. Drawing upon principles of the slow movement, these places embrace ideas of community, sustainability, and seasonality, and are involved in the preservation of heritage, culture, and tradition.
From an 18th-century sheep farm reimagined as a guest house in the far north of Iceland to a new-age finca in the heart of Andalusia; from a homestead-turned-farm-and-fermentory in the Catskills to the Fogo Island Inn, a social enterprise and hotel set on an island off an island in the North Atlantic; read the stories behind the places that are changing the way we vacation—for the better.
Clara Le Fort is a French travel journalist who specializes in sustainable destinations for a sophisticated audience. Her work appears in lifestyle magazines such as Le Point, ELLE, Les Echos WE, ELLE DECO, Le Figaro and BLLNR; she also contributes to the Louis Vuitton City Guides on Arles, Copenhagen, Sydney, Istanbul. Le Fort spends most of her time traveling, always looking for the globe’s next promising locations and tracking trends.