Tag Archives: Louise Southerden

Silent travelling

Last weekend, The Age newspaper published Louise Southerden’s two page article ‘The quiet Australian’. I read her point of view with interest and agreement.  I am delighted to be able to share it because the article can be accessed at http://www.traveller.com.au/digital-detox-savouring-silence-how-to-escape-the-crowds-when-travelling-11580o. Online the title of the article is ‘Digital detox, savouring silence: How to escape the crowds when travelling’.

In particular, I loved her comment: “I’m all for silent appreciation…Why hoot and holler when you can stand and stare?”

Louise defines herself on https://twitter.com/noimpactgirl.  After all my resource intensive overseas trips in recent years, I recognise that my current project to walk the length of the Derwent River is a way to reduce my carbon footprint and reduce my impact as I move around.