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The Slow Travel Media Scrapbook - 2004 and earlier

Our mentions in the media! Journalists/travel writers - see our Press Kit. Current Media Mentions (Media mentions from 2007, 2008 and 2009).


Dallas Morning News


Dallas Morning News, the article "Slow down and start enjoying the journey," by Sophia Dembling, November 19, 2004 recomends the Slow Travel website.

"If you're planning a trip of a week that involves changing hotels more than once, please rethink. Try visiting www.SlowTrav.com on the Web. Slow Travel advocates my favorite way to vacation - renting a villa, apartment or other homey accommodation settling in for at least a week to see only the immediate area. At this Web site, you can find vacation rentals, read trip reports by (mostly) slow travelers, and get help planning a slow trip on the message boards."

Link to article

Money Magazine


Money Magazine, "Europe for Real: For Rent" by Robb Mandelbaum, October 2004 Vol. 33 No. 10, Bag the hotel and frantic pace. Instead, unwind in a villa, savor la dolce vita--and save

"Ready to rent? A good starting point is the Slow Travel community website (slowtrav.com), which offers a wealth of advice and key links plus reviews from previous renters."

Associated Press


Associated Press, the article "Cooking class reveals soul of Italian food", by Brian Bergstein lists Slow Travel as a resource for looking for cooking classes in Italy.

"Cooking classes: For information on other cooking classes in Italy, visit www.slowtrav.com/italy/planning."

This AP article was printed in several newspapers throughout the US and Canada (ABCNews.com, Washington Times - Washington D.C., Tallahassee Democrat, Memphis Online, Naples Daily News (Florida), Tri City Herald - Washington State, Vancouver Sun, Halifax Herald, etc.

Transitions Abroad


Transitions Abroad, Jul/Aug 2004, "Slow Travel: Settle down in a temporary home", by Pauline Kenny, page 27.

Full page article plus two color photos. The article describes the basics of slow travel, gives a sample itinerary and lists the SlowTrav favorites for Tuscany and Umbria vacation rentals.

Link to the online version

Smart Money


Smart Money, the Wall Street Journal Magazine of Personal Business, mentions Slow Travel in the article "Europe... For Less" in Smart Traveler by Nancy Keates. 16 tips for saving money in Europe, page 118.

"#12 Rent homes in touristy areas. That sounds counterintuitive, but it's what Pauline Kenny, founder of Slow Travelers, a Web site devoted to vacation rentals, says works best if you go the rent-a-home way. The prices are lower, the houses nicer ... "

Travel and Leisure



Travel and Leisure magazine mentions SlowTrav as their web tip in the "This Month On-Line" section, page 32.

"WEB TIP: Slowtrav.com promotes "slow vacations" in European rentals. Features include villa and cottage listings and a message board overflowing with advice from travelers."

The Informer


The Informer, online magazine, Slow Travelers: Somewhere Between Traveling to Italy and Moving to Italy, by Pauline Kenny

Article about the idea of Slow Travel and the web site. Lists of links to SlowTrav favorite agencies for Tuscany and Umbria.

Transitions Abroad


Transitions Abroad, Reader to Read

Mention of the web site and message board.

Link to January/February issue index


The New York Times


New York Times, Travel Section, Q&A, "Hiking in Tuscany" by Florence Stickney, Sunday, November  23, 2003.

"In Tuscany, you "can find hiking, but it's not handed to you," says Pauline Kenny, who has created a travel Web site focusing on vacation rentals, www.slowtrav.com, and has spent time hiking in Italy every year since 1996."

The Vancouver Sun


The Vancouver Sun, Travel Section, "A House in the Sun" by Susan Schwartz, Saturday, October 25, 2003.

"Slowtrav.com is an excellent site on which visitors exchange information about vacation rental experiences. It works by listing agencies and places to rent by owner and ranking them according to the reviews received from travellers."

The New York Times


New York Times, Travel Section, Practical Traveler, "Renting Houses in Europe" by Hope Reeves, Sunday, August 24, 2003.

"...A good place to begin is slowtrav.com, which lists agencies and properties for rent by owner and ranks them by the reviews submitted."

There are four paragraphs about SlowTrav with a link to the web site. Hope Reeves found SlowTrav when search the web to research her article.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch


St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Travel & Leisure Section, "Slow Travel" trips allow vacationers to live like the locals by Tom Uhlenbrock, July 27, 2003.

"...Pauline Kenny has heard similar stories. Her idea of a vacation is the exact opposite. That's why she created the phrase "slow travel" and an Internet site, www.slowtrav.com, to spread the message ... "It's a nice way to travel. You're there for longer and get to see things in more detail, instead of driving around frantically visiting the highlights."

Thanks to SlowTalk member Deborah (Livinwell) for writing to the Post-Dispatch about SlowTrav!

The Mercury News from San Jose


The Mercury News from San Jose, Travel Section, "Renting a Villa", July 13, 2003.

Slow Travelers is listed as a "source". No web site link, but you can find us by googling Slow Travelers.

Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald, Travel Section, Website of the Week, May 31, 2003.

"If you are looking for information about vacation rentals in Europe, then check slowtrav.com. The site can help you find and book accommodation throughout Europe, from remote Tuscan villas to apartments in the heart of Paris or Madrid. It also hosts useful general information for travellers to Europe, including reviews and photos."

SlowTalk member Gavin from Australia submitted the website to the paper for Website of the Week.

Dream of Italy


Dream of Italy, article by magazine editor, Kathleen McCabe, May/June issue.

"Pauline Kenny, who runs slowtravelers.com, a Web site devoted to reviews and discussion of vacation rentals, says prospective renters often choose a location based on romantic ideas, not reality. "People think they want to get way off the beaten track and then they end up in parts of Italy that are very rural and rough, where people are really not used to tourists and don't speak English. I like to go to a place that's set up for tourists, where more shops and restaurants are available, that is why I think Tuscany is fabulous," she says."

Editor Kathleen McCabe is a member of SlowTalk.

Sydney Morning Herald


Sydney Morning Herald, Travel Section, Question Time, Research by Kath Dolan, Lou Callan and Michelle Bennett, April 12 2003.

How do I rent a house in Tuscany for six months?

"A website worth visiting for its reviews of houses and holiday rental agencies is Slow Travellers (www.slowtrav.com/italy/). These word-of-mouth recommendations can be invaluable. Another approach is to book a house through an agency for one or two weeks, and spend this time visiting your shortlisted properties."

Albuquerque Journal


Albuquerque Journal, Travel Section, "Couple See World at Stately Pace" by Judy Giannettino, January 19, 2003.

Exerpt from article:

"A month in Hawaii. Eight weeks in Italy. Perhaps up to a year in England. That's how Pauline Kenny and her husband, Steve Cohen, like to travel.

  Rather than seeing the world the way a lot of Americans do - by booking a seven-day trip and visiting as many sites as possible within that week - Kenny and Cohen take off for longer periods of time and rent apartments or houses or villas.

  They immerse themselves in the local culture by shopping at markets, finding neighborhood cafes for coffee, relaxing in the gardens of their rental homes and learning the lay of the land.

  "It's an incredible way to be able to travel," says Kenny, adding that all kinds of people could travel her way - she calls it slow traveling - if they knew how.

  Kenny and Cohen, and a host of other slow travelers, help people learn thanks to an Internet site Kenny set up nearly three years ago because she wanted to learn Web design.

  "I wanted to learn Web design so I thought, 'I need to set up a Web site but I need a topic,' '' says Kenny. She decided on her favorite topic and the result is slowtrav.com, a site with lists of vacation rentals, tips about everything from how to do laundry in Italy to how to read hiking trail signs in Switzerland and a popular message board."

Writer Judy Giannettino found SlowTrav when researching her trip to Italy.

2002 and earlier


Wall Street Journal

Pauline was quoted in an article about vacation rentals in New York City. The writer of the article found SlowTrav when researching a previous article.

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