Sunday, December 11, 2011

Arkansas Guesthouse Blog

I would like to inntroduce a new blogger to y'all! 
Meet Patrick from the Arkansas Guesthouse Blog 
Visit Patrick's blog to see renovations in progress
Here is an article I found illuminating from his first week blogging, I hope you will follow his blog where he will not only share random thoughts and sights of interest in and near Pocahontas Arkansas but renovation progress photos of Lesmeister Guesthouse and The St. Charles B&B, in Pocahontas Arkansas. (You can subscribe by email on the right sidebar of Arkansas Guesthouse Blog)


Slow Travel Thoughts

by Patrick
I've often pondered gardening, and how you could spend 2 hours every day maintaining a large yard, and do a pretty good job of it, or you could spend 2 hours every day just manicuring and perfectly landscaping a tiny area of 4 square yards/meters. Either job could keep your time fully utilized. It just depends on how much detail you want to put in to your effort, and how perfect you want the result.  

Likewise, there's a concept called slow travelwhich is quite the opposite of seeing 5 cities in 5 days. It's more like spending 5 days getting to know one city, or in the case of Pocahontas, getting to know one little town. Slow travel is about walking, not driving. It's about noticing, and appreciating, every detail around you. It's about walking into a small town barbershop and having Floyd the barber give you a haircut, and talking with him while he works, as you learn about his life and he learns a bit about yours.

Everybody appreciates the benefit of cruise ships: unpack just once, stay in the same room every night, but see something new every day. In a way, that's slow travel. Go to one interesting place, unpack at one comfortable accommodation, more on Arkansas Guesthouse Blog.
Shared with you via Shellie the Innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount, Virginia.