The whole point of travel is to experience something different, right? So why do so many vacations wind up feeling like a marathon sprint through new sights, resulting in many Instagrams but few lasting impressions? Sure, if you are a real trooper, you could see 17 different countries in 15 days, as one enterprising European traveler I knew did. But if you want to do more than just see things, if you want to really know what it's like to be in a strange and different and wonderful place, there is a better way. Call it 'slow travel', call it whatever you like, but as far as I'm concerned it's the very best way to go.