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Posted by Jo Keeling at 10:16 on Wednesday 21 October 2015
Writer Jo Keeling enjoys a seafood lovers' walk between two of Northumberland’s best pubs – The Ship Inn in Low Newton and The Jolly Sailor in...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 11:03 on Tuesday 13 October 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train, we have produced a guide to Lyon.
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 04:02 on Wednesday 07 October 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train, we have produced a guide to Marseille.
Posted by Jo Keeling at 12:05 on Tuesday 06 October 2015
Jo Keeling boards a boat to the Farne Islands – Northumberland's wildlife-rich archipelago – and gets up close to some of the islands'...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 02:15 on Thursday 01 October 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities, we have produced a guide to London
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 11:32 on Thursday 01 October 2015
Andrea and Jack Montgomery head to a wine-growing region of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Las Alpujarras to visit Juan Palomar's vineyards and...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 01:48 on Wednesday 30 September 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to the Northumberland Coast
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 11:54 on Wednesday 30 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train, we have produced a guide to Paris.
Posted by Jo Keeling at 01:28 on Tuesday 29 September 2015
Jo Keeling visits Northumberland National Park to explore Europe’s largest area of protected night sky
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 03:07 on Monday 28 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train from the UK, we have produced a guide to Avignon, the...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 01:02 on Friday 25 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by train, we have produced a guide to Brussels
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 05:23 on Wednesday 23 September 2015
In association with Inntravel, we sent Paul Bloomfield to Las Alpujarras to get a taste for ham-drying and home-cooking around Mairena
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:43 on Wednesday 23 September 2015
Richard Hammond enjoys a breath of fresh air on the Northumberland Coast at St Cuthbert's House B&B, a converted chapel in the coastal town...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 12:10 on Wednesday 23 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities easily reachable by train from the UK, we have produced a guide to Cologne.
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 04:01 on Tuesday 22 September 2015
As part of our series of Greentraveller's Guides to European cities reachable by Eurostar, we have produced a guide to Lille, France
Posted by Jo Keeling at 01:20 on Tuesday 22 September 2015
On a recent trip to Northumberland National Park, Jo Keeling explores Hadrian’s Wall by foot and the AD122 bus, making sense of the geology that...
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 01:24 on Monday 09 August 2010
A roundup of the most scenic rail holidays in Europe, exploring historic cities and staying in lovely hotels on the way.
Posted by Ben Wade at 05:46 on Friday 23 April 2010
Guest Blogger: Ben Wade is cycling from London all the way to Istanbul. Here is the first of his dispatches on the preparations for his epic...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:49 on Thursday 08 August 2013
Our video of the lovingly restored Wherry Albion, which is available to hire over the summer in the Broads.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:40 on Thursday 06 August 2009
Winner of the Planeta Book of the Year. The most comprehensive worldwide guide to green holidays that make a real difference to the lives of local...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:50 on Saturday 31 March 2007
There are plenty of places that say they are family friendly yet do little more than provide a few creaking swings. Higher Lank Farm is dedicated to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:38 on Monday 29 March 2010
Global Cool investigated whether holidaymakers would prefer to take the train instead of fly
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 08:23 on Wednesday 03 August 2011
Our 8-day blog/twitter trip (with high def video!) travelling on Switzerland's iconic train journeys, including the Glacier Express and Jungrau...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:07 on Saturday 27 January 2007
Much of the north of Spain is known historically as Green Spain, which has more to do with a wetter climate than a commitment to saving the planet....
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:22 on Saturday 05 May 2007
Camping just isn't camping without a decent view of the stars on a clear night and a slot-token shower unit. Which is what you can expect at La...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:08 on Tuesday 24 March 2015
Lucy Symons boards Brittany Ferries Pont Aven ferry to St Malo to join the celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the French association: Tables et...
Posted by Paul Miles at 05:26 on Sunday 18 April 2010
Find out how to get to Ibiza this summer without flying
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:19 on Saturday 27 November 2010
To help distinguish between the green and the greenwash, here are five questions to find out how eco-friendly your hotel is.
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 03:38 on Thursday 24 July 2014
A selection of some of the most welcoming and authentic farmstays in the UK. Perfect for a family break!
Posted by WillRoss at 11:08 on Thursday 15 July 2010
Will Ross finds a cheap alternative to campsites in the wilds of northern England and Scotland.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:20 on Wednesday 27 October 2010
Our latest newsletter with details of special offers for holidays in Wales and Andalucia and suggestions for some fantastic winter holidays reachable...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:56 on Monday 18 May 2009
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced the winners of its Tourism for Tomorrow Awards 2009...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:26 on Monday 13 July 2009
"Young, well informed professionals", "trendy city dwellers" and "city adventurers" are increasingly choosing to travel to the continent by rail and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:39 on Wednesday 19 August 2009
Rajan Datar investigates the rise of travel review websites compared with the advice of guidebook writers for the BBC World News' 'fast:track'...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:23 on Thursday 01 October 2009
Click here to see greentraveller's full listing of Whitepod.Whitepod - the low impact, high-altitude camp in the Swiss Alps has re-opened for this...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:18 on Thursday 08 October 2009
Sustainable development charity Forum for the Future has produced four possible futures for the UK outbound travel and tourism industry in 2023....
Posted by Catherine Mack at 10:53 on Thursday 29 October 2009
Sandele Eco-Retreat in The Gambia has won the ethical travel award in the Guardian, Observer and guardian.co.uk Travel Awards 2009 | Richard Hammond
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 12:50 on Friday 20 November 2009
If you like to make a difference while you’re on holiday you’ll be interested to hear that Gap Adventures is doubling its selection of ‘voluntourism...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:51 on Friday 27 November 2009
Greentraveller.co.uk won the British Travel Editors' Green Award at the inaugural British Travel Press Awards last night in London.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 02:17 on Tuesday 05 January 2010
Looking forwards in 2010, lets see whats green.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:10 on Saturday 19 December 2009
Africa leads the world in the use of sustainable tourism to both conserve wildlife and empower local communities.
Posted by Anna Shepard at 12:45 on Friday 22 January 2010
Check out this luxury eco-retreat in the Yorkshire Dales, reviewed here by Greentraveller
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:26 on Monday 08 February 2010
No matter how many wildlife documentaries you’ve seen, nothing can prepare you for the moment you first see a mountain gorilla in the wild.
Posted by Catherine Mack at 09:38 on Wednesday 17 March 2010
Check out craft holidays in Ireland from Catherine Mack's selection of the country's finest
Posted by John Sannaee at 03:46 on Monday 16 August 2010
John Sannaee is shown around Istanbul by the locals on one of Intrepid Travel's new 'Urban Adventure' guided city tours.
Posted by Ben Wade at 11:37 on Tuesday 03 August 2010
Guest Blogger Ben Wade is cycling from London all the way to Istanbul. Here is the fifth of his dispatches, documenting the leg from Budapest to...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 10:15 on Monday 13 September 2010
Cycle along The Thames Path from Richmond to Hampton Court - take your bikes on the train or hire them in Richmond with South West Trains