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Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:59 on Tuesday 08 March 2016
Railholiday, a collection of beautifully converted rail carriages on Cornwall's south coast, has won the Sustainable Tourism Award in the...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 05:28 on Wednesday 30 December 2015
On the final day of 2015, we round up our most popular blog posts & features on Greentraveller.co.uk this year, from cosy yurts and a food tour...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:07 on Monday 28 December 2015
From swimming in the Aegean to hiking along the little-known Glyndŵr's Way National Trail, here are some of our favourite experiences from 2015...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 11:25 on Thursday 10 December 2015
Sian's summary of her fantastic Grand Tour of Switzerland during which she went to the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Montreux's...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:42 on Monday 07 December 2015
With her wheelchair-using father, Lucy has a lovely time at the accessible, award winning, self-catering, gem of an eco lodge in Lowen, part of...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 10:04 on Friday 04 December 2015
Sian is now back from her Grand Tour of Switzerland, visiting the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, Montreux's famous Christmas Market, skiing at...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:11 on Wednesday 02 December 2015
Thoughtfully done, ever-so green and run by a team of passionate local Cornish people - accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs alike, beach side...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 11:32 on Tuesday 01 December 2015
See why National Geographic Traveler magazine has named Glasgow one of its top 20 destinations for 2016 with a brand new tour with local experts,...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 05:21 on Thursday 26 November 2015
Head south with your bike and a get a dose of fresh air in one of the most beautiful places to cycle in Britain with Cycle Southern England's...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 11:50 on Friday 20 November 2015
As we celebrate our Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Sian Lewis explores the tastes of the island of Chios, from fragrant tangerines...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 01:10 on Thursday 19 November 2015
As we celebrate our Greentraveller's Guide to Lesvos and Chios, Sian Lewis explores the lush valleys and inviting coastline of Lesvos on foot,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:46 on Tuesday 17 November 2015
We have published an online guide to the beautiful islands of Lesvos and Chios in the North Aegean, Greece.
Posted by Sian Lewis at 01:56 on Wednesday 11 November 2015
The first Slow Travel Festival, in Monteriggioni, Italy.
Posted by Lucy Symons at 05:10 on Wednesday 04 November 2015
Macs Adventure launches their Corsica Collection of four new self-guided walking and cycling tours on the beautiful French island of Corsica.
Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 01:27 on Tuesday 03 November 2015
Yvonne Gordon visits West Sweden to explore the car-free island of Styrsö, in the Gothenburg Archipelago, by bike and discovers pretty harbours,...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:22 on Tuesday 03 November 2015
Hit the holiday heights by staying in one of Eurocamp's fantastic French tree houses in seven locations!
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Saturday 20 October 2007
Richard Hammond gives ten eco-friendly winter activities, from skiing without leaving the UK to snow shoeing in the French Pyrenees.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:06 on Monday 04 April 2011
A retired couple from Nottingham on the joys of their escorted train journey to the Swiss Alps with rail specialist operator Great Rail Journeys.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:44 on Saturday 16 June 2007
Richard Hammond suggests booking campsite accommodation early, recommending the Arolla campsite.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:15 on Monday 16 April 2007
Ibiza’s clubs are set to pull in the crowds again this summer, but there’s an alternative side to the island where you can bask in the warm...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:07 on Saturday 31 March 2007
Richard Hammond reports on a new guide to 'responsible escapism' in the UK...It's seemingly easier to find an eco lodge in east Africa than it is to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:25 on Monday 15 January 2007
Timeshares may have had their heyday, but the concept is proving to be a hit in Cornwall as a greener alternative to buying up little-used holiday...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 11:40 on Tuesday 29 July 2014
The latest in our series of top fives is a Greentraveller favourite - treehouses, most of which are perfect for a long break with the family or just...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:04 on Sunday 02 August 2009
The authors of the Rough Guide to Clean Breaks, pick their favourite alternative experiences in the Med.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:12 on Friday 14 August 2009
Greentraveller tells you how to get to New Zealand without flying
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:30 on Thursday 19 January 2012
Google has now integrated routes and timetables for train travel (in addition to car journeys) across mainland Britain into its Google Maps.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:05 on Friday 02 March 2007
Catherine Mack describes ten tree-friendly holidays, from tree houses to tree climbing, where she says you can 'branch out' this spring...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:24 on Thursday 09 November 2006
Britain has its fair share of unimaginative holiday cottages that offer little more than three-star sameness, so you have to look around carefully to...
Posted by Paul Miles at 11:02 on Thursday 21 October 2010
Paul Miles checks out Gothenburg's self-service bike hire scheme introduced in August.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:19 on Saturday 22 July 2006
A new walking holiday in the Indian Himalayas is offering the chance to experience life in traditional mountain villages.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:23 on Monday 18 December 2006
The Pyrenees may be less popular than the Alps, but they're no less dramatic and for me they tick all the boxes for a festive green break |...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 03:31 on Tuesday 13 September 2011
Rhiannon Batten discovers the natural beauty of Tenerife, away from the crowds of mass tourism.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:15 on Friday 21 September 2007
Greentraveller reviews the new Eurostar service to St Pancras
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:47 on Saturday 17 November 2007
List of the Responsible Tourism Award Winners 2007
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:15 on Friday 18 January 2008
The adventure travel company Himalayan Kingdoms has won this year's AITO Responsible Tourism Award. The Gloucestershire-based company specialises in...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:04 on Wednesday 23 January 2008
Tom Hart (left) decided to follow his dream to travel in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. Not the classic trip you see advertised in tour...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:41 on Monday 11 February 2008
We think so. Here are four of GreenTraveller's favourite ethical holidays:IndiaJoin a walking tour to the foothills of the Himalayas just south of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:43 on Friday 22 February 2008
To mark Fairtrade fortnight, GreenTraveller profiles ten holidays that can make a difference to the local community...Featured on the labels of...
Posted by at 03:40 on Monday 17 March 2008
Sally Broom (left), founder of responsible travel website Your Safe Planet, shares her experience of travelling to Switzerland overland...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:21 on Saturday 05 April 2008
The Times has launched a new awards for green travel. Readers are invited to nominate a favourite 'Green Space' that they have encountered on holiday...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:06 on Tuesday 03 June 2008
Book Review, by Richard Hammond: ''The Final Call: In Search of the True Cost of our Holidays''
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:04 on Thursday 19 June 2008
National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations and Ashoka’s Changemakers have announced the winners for their inaugural 'Geotourism' Award...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:07 on Friday 27 June 2008
Earlier this week Greentraveller met up with Mark Smith (the man behind seat61.com) and had a sneak preview of his excellent new 496-page book: The...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:28 on Tuesday 08 July 2008
GreenTraveller's Top Ten Green Places to Stay in Europe (all are reachable by train, bus or ferry):"Loch Ossian Hostel, Scottish Highlands""Can Marti...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:15 on Monday 07 July 2008
The Observer's Travel section headline article this weekend was: Are you being greenwashed? "From B&Bs to Boeing, everyone is jumping on the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:40 on Wednesday 26 March 2003
Big tour operators are backing a new kind of eco-tourism in Cyprus. Richard Hammond sees it in action...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:15 on Sunday 12 October 2008
Greentraveller summarises the Guardian and Observer Ethical Travel Award, 2008
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:27 on Monday 01 December 2008
"Wildlife tourism in Scotland is bucking the trend and performing strongly despite the credit crunch because holidaymakers are choosing to stick to...