Travelling is probably the one interest most of us have in common. It’s a nice way to relax, an escape from reality, which at the same time gives you a better idea of what’s going on in the world outside of your little bubble at home. However, that shared interest doesn’t mean we all like to travel in the same way. Some prefer an adventurous escape involving a lot of physical activity, while others can’t imagine doing anything else than lying on a beach, enjoying the sun and the sea.
That last type of travel has gotten easier and easier over time. If you wish to go on an all-in beach holiday, you don’t have to do much yourself. You just go online or step into a travel agency, choose where you want to go and pay. All the rest is taken care of so you don’t have to worry about a thing. However, when it comes to travelling differently, things are – indeed – different. Somehow, travelling in a more sustainable, adventurous way is a lot less accessible simply because it’s more difficult to get access to the right information, the booking details and so on.
Relais des Voyageurs
That’s something the new travel festival Relais des Voyageurs, based in Namur, wants to change. The organisation focuses on travelling differently and more sustainably, wanting to make this kind of holiday more accessible, even to the inexperienced. Whether you’re a hiking pro or want to make your first train journey, this is the right place to go if you’re looking for information of any kind. Slow tourism is at the very center of the festival, putting the emphasis on travel closer to humankind and nature. Why? Because, according to Relais des Voyageurs, more people than ever are considering travelling differently.
A trip to Relais des Voyageurs, which takes place in the Pavillon de Milan in Namur on May 7th and 8th, provides you with a very concrete range of information. Different conversation sessions will give you insights on how to travel as sustainably as possible, how to make sure you never run out of water, how to go on a solo trip, how to pack for a biking trip and so on. Which assurance do you need? What budget to keep in mind? What material to pack? Questions which might be a bit overwhelming if this is your first trip off-the-beaten-track. Several films and documentaries will be shown and there will even be demonstration sessions, showing you in detail how to make a fire or how to cook with the strict minimum. All in all, a very complete introduction to travelling differently.