Slow travel in one destination can be very rewarding; it’s an opportunity to put down temporary roots and immerse in the singular vibe of a place. But sometimes circumstances demand a whirlwind tour of multiple destinations — and that can be a big adventure, indeed.
An itinerary that includes multiple stops offers many moments for the things that make great stories: surprising interactions, chance meetings, unexpected hiccups, missed connections, and curious customs. After all, a traveler with a multi-stop tour ahead of them never knows who might share their cabin on the train — or what idiosyncracies of paperwork might crop up at the border.
Plus, there’s something otherworldly and romantic about taking on an epic journey and traveling from, say, Paris to Istanbul on the Orient Express. Or following the clues of a decades-long mystery from mountaintop monasteries to the gilded shelves of library archives. And then there’s always the deliciously dangerous border-hopping challenges of espionage.
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