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Slow Travel Webinar: Visiting Every Country Without Flying with Thor Pedersen + Juliana Dever

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023
10:00 AM EDT
Hosted by Maria Stoyanova
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Don't miss this LIVE webinar with special guest Thor Pedersen (as seen on CNN, The Washington Post, BBC, and more) – the only person in history to have visited every country (193+) in the world without flying.

We'll explore the following topics in this LIVE 1:1 interview with Thor:

• Why travel the world without flying?
• Navigating different modes of transport (including container ships!)
• How to prepare for longer, multi-month journeys
• What to do when things don't go to plan
• Less "touristy" places to visit (are there any?)
• Lessons learned from traveling to 193+ countries in the world
• Questions from the Travel Massive community

Following the interview, we'll be joined by Juliana Dever – a professional actor, experiential travel expert, and cultural tour curator. She’s traveled to more than 60 countries and lived in the USA, France, Russia & Greece.

On our panel discussion with Juliana and Thor, we will discuss:

• Why the travel and tourism spotlight needs to be on less-touristed destinations
• How tourism can aid in preserving cultural traditions
• Slow travel as a state of mind and how it can open doors
• Why human connection is the key to respectful, sustainable travel

Register to watch live on October 4, Wednesday, at 10am EDT / 4pm CET, with host Lucia Prieto (MEET Network). Recording will be available afterwards.

👉 Submit your questions for this webinar ( & share your most memorable slow travel story with us for your chance to have your story heard:

About Thor Pedersen

Danish traveler and adventurer Torbjørn C. Pedersen (Thor) made history on May 23rd by becoming the first person ever to visit every country without air travel. Over a decade, his “Once Upon A Saga” project took him across Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific using various modes of transportation. Onboard a container ship, he arrived in Male, the capital of the Maldives, marking his 203rd and final country. Thor, a Salomon ambassador, described the journey as “an incredible and challenging adventure that aimed to promote peace, understanding and cultural exchange while raising awareness about global issues”.

👇 Check out the trailer of Thor's upcoming documentary "The Impossible Journey" coming out in 2024.

About Juliana Dever

Juliana spends several months abroad each year connecting with locals and gathering insider information to help other curious travelers take more meaningful trips. Her award-winning travel blog helps readers find unusual experiences in unexpected places. It was named Best Independent Travel Blog in North America by NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association).

Combining her love of cultural connection with her natural storytelling abilities, Juliana works with women in Central Europe and together they create small-group cultural immersion trips to their home countries which support local female- and family-owned businesses. Her deep-dive adventures are currently available in the country of Georgia, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Poland. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, California, and her home in Sintra, Portugal.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for content creators looking to share unique stories, travellers wanting to learn more practical tips about how to travel slowly, and travel businesses interested in slow and sustainable travel.

About The Slow Travel Network

Through the Slow Travel Network, we develop stories that highlight outstanding and replicable ways travelers and the tourism industry are making the world better. The Slow Travel Network now unites 100+ content creators, tour leaders, and travel insiders.Launched by UnTours (, the Slow Travel Network’s mission is to create and inspire more “human connections per traveler mile” (CPTMs) every year. This is done with the help of UnFluencers – content creators who care about traveling for good.