To travel is to encounter the unknown. It is a respite from the monotonous daily existence; an opportunity to rediscover truisms and a way of communicating with others, including ourselves.
But what kind of travel? The type that is in contradistinction to the vapid high-life of a jet setter and the equally drab trappings of guidebook-led mass tourism. It is, in short, called flanering.
Its main goal is serendipity, which can only be attained by aimless wandering in remote places and excursions to lesser-known destinations.
The flâneur is ready to respond when the wilderness calls. If the path is obstructed, however, travelers can launch a virtual journey on flaneri.fi.