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Slow Escapes

Rural Retreats for Conscious Travelers

Explore a new generation of hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that have traded the bustle of cities for the peace of remote and regional areas.

Available on September 15.

A thoughtful guide to a new kind of travel, Slow Escapes explores hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that are reinvigorating rural areas by fostering meaningful connections between people and place. Drawing upon principles of the slow movement, these places embrace ideas of community, sustainability, and seasonality, and are involved in the preservation of heritage, culture, and tradition.

From an 18th-century sheep farm reimagined as a guest house in the far north of Iceland to a new-age finca in the heart of Andalusia; from a homestead-turned-farm-and-fermentory in the Catskills to the Fogo Island Inn, a social enterprise and hotel set on an island off an island in the North Atlantic; read the stories behind the places that are changing the way we vacation—for the better.

Editors: gestalten & Clara Le Fort
Release date: September 2022
Format: 22.5 × 29 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-075-3

Clara Le Fort is a French travel journalist who specializes in sustainable destinations for a sophisticated audience. Her work appears in lifestyle magazines such as Le Point, ELLE, Les Echos WE, ELLE DECO, Le Figaro and BLLNR; she also contributes to the Louis Vuitton City Guides on Arles, Copenhagen, Sydney, Istanbul. Le Fort spends most of her time traveling, always looking for the globe’s next promising locations and tracking trends.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany, the USA and the UK
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • European Union, UK & USA : € 0,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.
A thoughtful guide to a new kind of travel, Slow Escapes explores hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that are reinvigorating rural areas by fostering meaningful connections between people and place. Drawing upon principles of the slow movement, these places embrace ideas of community, sustainability, and seasonality, and are involved in the preservation of heritage, culture, and tradition.

From an 18th-century sheep farm reimagined as a guest house in the far north of Iceland to a new-age finca in the heart of Andalusia; from a homestead-turned-farm-and-fermentory in the Catskills to the Fogo Island Inn, a social enterprise and hotel set on an island off an island in the North Atlantic; read the stories behind the places that are changing the way we vacation—for the better.

Escape

Editors gestalten & Clara Le Fort
Release date: September 2022
Format: 22.5 × 29 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-075-3

Clara Le Fort is a French travel journalist who specializes in sustainable destinations for a sophisticated audience. Her work appears in lifestyle magazines such as Le Point, ELLE, Les Echos WE, ELLE DECO, Le Figaro and BLLNR; she also contributes to the Louis Vuitton City Guides on Arles, Copenhagen, Sydney, Istanbul. Le Fort spends most of her time traveling, always looking for the globe’s next promising locations and tracking trends.

FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) certified.

Shipping Costs

  • Free shipping to Germany, the USA and the UK
  • Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

  • For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:

    • European Union, UK & USA : € 0,-
    • ROW (All other): € 40,-

Shipping costs will be assessed during checkout based on the full value of goods purchased.


The shipping cost doesn’t account for any import taxes/customs fees. These fees are not under our control and apply according to the regulations of your selected country of delivery. Please refer to your local customs authorities for more information.

 

Payment 

For shipments to addresses within the US, payments can be made using credit card, or PayPal.

Gestalten uses a secure payment system to protect your information. More information on our security procedure is available here

Shipping

Once your order is processed and an order confirmation is sent, you will be able to track your shipment using the link in the order confirmation. You will also be able to track your order in your customer account.

Orders are usually received within 2-3 working days for orders placed within Germany, 2-6 working days for those placed within the EU, the UK, Switzerland, and Norway. Orders placed within the US will be delivered within 3-7 working days after receiving your order confirmation. Deliveries to all other territories will take 10-14 working days.

Please note that we don’t ship on weekends and public holidays. Deliveries are not made on Sundays and other public holidays. We will try to inform you of any unexpected delays.

Returns
Full refunds are available up until 14 days after the order confirmation is sent. You bear the direct costs for returning the products. More information on our return policy is available here.

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