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Welcome to slow travel, the movement that goes back to what travel is all about – the journey, not the destination, the experience, not the social media post.

Slow travel started as an offshoot of the slow food movement, which itself began in Rome in the 1980s as a protest against a McDonald’s opening up in Piazza di Spagna. What started as the indignation of food-loving Italians turned into a celebration of traditions and culture, of authenticity and building connections – ideas that were all wonderfully ahead of their time.

In a world where we’re all too busy and too stressed, with too little time and too many emails, slow travel is like a deep breath of fresh air. It is our chance to step out of our lives and immerse ourselves in a different culture, to explore and soak up experiences.

A hobo is a migrating worker who chases any honest dollar he can find.

In 1889 at a national hobo convention the following ethical code was established for all hoboes to follow:

  • Decide your own life; don’t let another person run or rule you.
  • When in town, always respect the local law and officials, and try to be a gentleman at all times.
  • Don’t take advantage of someone who is in a vulnerable situation, locals or other hobos.
  • Always try to find work, even if temporary, and always seek out jobs nobody wants. By doing so you not only help a business along, but ensure employment should you return to that town again.
  • When no employment is available, make your own work by using your added talents at crafts.
  • Do not allow yourself to become a stupid drunk and set a bad example for locals’ treatment of other hobos.
  • When jungling (hobo slang describing a makeshift hobo settlement) in town, respect handouts, do not wear them out, another hobo will be coming along who will need them as badly, if not worse than you.
  • Always respect nature, do not leave garbage where you are jungling.
  • If in a community jungle, always pitch in and help.
  • Try to stay clean, and boil up wherever possible.
  • When traveling, ride your train respectfully, take no personal chances, cause no problems with the operating crew or host railroad, act like an extra crew member.
  • Do not cause problems in a train yard, another hobo will be coming along who will need passage through that yard.
  • Do not allow other hobos to molest children; expose all molesters to authorities…they are the worst garbage to infest any society.
  • Help all runaway children, and try to induce them to return home.
  • Help your fellow hobos whenever and wherever needed, you may need their help someday.