How to let go of FOMO when travelling

The antithesis of slow travel is to try to do everything because you’re worried of missing out on something important. When you travel, especially when you spend time researching your destination on social media and in magazines, there is always the temptation to do too much. To eat in every ‘must-visit’ restaurant, to bathe in every bay, to hire a car and drive around trying to see ‘everything’. We think that we should tick off bucket lists for each place that we visit, whether it’s to feel a sense of accomplishment or to show off online. 

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Italy Segreta's secret guide to Panarea

Panarea is like a mirage that appears in the horizon – The smallest and the lowest of the Aeolian islands, Sicily. It’s harsh and wild, sometimes a bit snobbish and yet, authentic and simple. A holiday made of morning granite, and barefoot wandering (as the locals do) between small white streets covered in different shades of bougainville. A enchanting island that offers the perfect balance between social life and unspoiled nature, a place where to truly enjoy the "dolce far niente" and spend your days hopping from bay to bay, island to island.  

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Embracing a Wabi-Sabi Spirit, At Home or Afar

California living often feels truly out of the movies: sun-soaked beaches and valleys, golden-hued light, wavering palm trees overhead, and the scent of orange blossom wafting through the air. Life can be blissfully slow here, especially when the days are warm and quiet and windy, and all of life’s hurry is blown out the open windows. Wabi-sabi is about the beauty of the perfectly imperfect; the loveliness of now—the fleeting present—and the complete embrace of simplicity in all facets of life. 

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Inside She Made Me designer’s bohemian getaway to Ibiza

When Chloé Dunlop first launched her line, She Made Me, she was living out of her suitcase between Bali, Europe and the States, so it's no surprise that the brand would eventually become an amalgamation of her own travel experiences. On her recent trip to Ibiza, a destination she's always wanted to visit, she discovered that the island had two contrasting facades at play: "People come to party, but others come to recharge and re-explore themselves," says Dunlop, "I was drawn to [this] eclectic energy, [as well as the] colours of the beaches, coves and the arid landscape." Below, Chloé shares her guide to Ibiza's oft-overlooked bohemian side, Portinatx.

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Why you need to visit Tel Aviv

When travelling, a place is best explored through its people and food.  It is important to taste the flavours of the city and to embrace the life of a local; this is how you will truly understand a city and its people.  Tel Aviv is famous for its culinary scene, electric nightlife, bohemian cafés and picturesque coastline. It is not surprising that it is fast becoming known as one of the most vibrant cities in the world and regarded by many as a must-visit destination. Read on to find out why you should visit the city that seems to have it all.

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Summer Reads for a Slow Getaway

There’s no better time to sink into a good book than on your summer holiday. Imagine yourself by the pool, on the beach or sprawled on a rock overlooking the ocean; book in hand, straw hat perched on your head to shield you from the sun. Whether you get sucked into a page-turner that keeps you on the shore all day long, or you opt for a collection of short stories to read in between dips, books and summer go together like sea and sand. 

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Why All Women Should Take a Slow Solo Trip

Not only will you be taking full control of where you go and what you do but you will have invaluable time to yourself, allowing time to focus on what you deem important. You could choose to spend entire days lazing by a pool with a book, take part in a local cookery course, or lace up your boots and spend your time hiking along clifftops. The beauty of solo travel is that everything is your decision.

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Elizabeth von der Goltz from NET-A-PORTER guide to Porto Heli, Greece

For Net-a-Porter’s annual Jet-a-Porter event– a celebration of the season’s vacation edit– the luxury e-tailer hosted the ultimate retreat at Amanzoe Resort Villas. So we asked Net-a-Porter’s ever-chic Global Buying Director, Elizabeth von der Goltz to share her highlights from the trip and her favorite spots in this majestic corner of Greece exclusively for Hotel Weekend. 

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Why we all need to stop travelling to the same places

‘Over-tourism’ is a word you’ve probably heard thrown around recently. Many popular destinations around the globe are struggling to cope with an influx of tourists, yet we keep visiting the same places. It’s time to step off the beaten path and discover more of the world. We need to stop booking trips based on where our favourite Instagram influencers are flocking to and start thinking for ourselves.

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