Our definition of slow travel is spending several weeks to several months in one place. We typically rent an apartment and settle in to live as much as we can like locals, or at least expats. We take our time to explore, walk the neighborhoods and sit in the cafes, shop the local markets, meet people, learn a bit of some foreign languages, eat the local food, cook (occasionally), take pictures and visit places that we would probably not see on a traditional one-week vacation. We often use our apartment as a base from which to travel around the host country or state on short trips.