We travel not escape life,

but for life not to escape us.

Cool Footing is about travelling smarter and slower.

I hope you find tips and insights that help make your life one of travel and exotic destinations where you you can linger longer and not have to rush, or hot foot, your stay.

As opposed to ‘hot footing’, Cool Footing is how to travel when time is not your enemy, but money probably is.

Change is afoot.  People are looking to experience life through travel and allow life to take them on journeys they would never have dreamed of:  These are the Cool Footers.

Cool Footers are willing to take the risk of living in another region, city, or country.  They want to immerse themselves authentically, living like a local for extended periods of time.

The purpose of this site is to explore and report on destinations, inspirations and information for Cool Footing adventures.




United Arab Emirates

You’ll be able to find tips as well as dip your toe into some luxury from time to time with  A Touch of Lux

Destinations are rated with a score out of 100 to help assess their liveability.

About Anastasia



Anastasia is a writer, traveller and teacher, but not necessarily in that order.

The reasons for starting this life of slow travel, or cool footing, are a bit sad.  Without going into morbid details, a flirtation with death provided the stark realisation that life is short and unpredictable and should not be taken for granted.  With the chorus:  “You’re too young to retire” ringing in my ears I headed towards what I hoped would be a life less ordinary.

My goal is to explore ways to achieve endless travel with the minimum amount of 9-5 work.  This means experimenting with lifestyles, locations, types of travel and ideas.

This website is a chronicle of the thrills, spills and learnings from these experiments, and I hope you may find some helpful.

If you have any ideas I’d love to hear from you.

Don’t forget to find me on Instagram @coolfooting2018


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