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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 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 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 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 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 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 at 02:06 on Tuesday 31 August 2010
John Sannaee on why taking the ferry is still a great way to travel.
Posted by Sarah Barrell at 02:27 on Monday 17 June 2013
Our guide to taking the train with children in the UK with advice on family railcards, discounts and what services you can expect from different rail...
Posted by Paul Miles at 02:13 on Tuesday 08 February 2011
Our travel expert Paul Miles how to make the most of the overland journey from the UK to Norway by train and ferry via Copenhagen.
Posted by 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 at 10:20 on Thursday 27 May 2010
Guest Blogger: Ben Wade is cycling from London all the way to Istanbul. The first of his dispatches described his preparations for the trip, here is...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:12 on Wednesday 19 May 2010
Richard Hammond profiles Greg Stevenson's unique holiday cottage accommodation that has restored derelict buildings in Southwest Wales.
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 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 09:47 on Saturday 26 August 2006
Read through a selection of top links for green travel in the UK and abroad.
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 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 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 at 11:28 on Monday 07 June 2010
Our tips on what to do in and around St Pancras International Station, which has now become the 'destination' station it was hailed to be...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:24 on Wednesday 30 May 2007
Village Ways, specialists in responsible tourism in India, has unveiled a new holiday...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:39 on Saturday 02 June 2007
Richard Hammond reviews the wonderful Hotel Cerro de Hijar in Andalucia, Spain
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:08 on Monday 04 June 2007
BBC Radio Nottingham interviewed Greentraveller to see whether the city's travellers would be prepared to forgo a holiday in Spain for a trip to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:58 on Wednesday 06 June 2007
Guardian Unlimited travel talk.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:25 on Saturday 01 April 2006
Richard Hammond reviews the Kasbah du Toubkal, high up in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:56 on Saturday 05 March 2005
Richard Hammond explores hongs by kayak near Phuket, Thailand.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:06 on Saturday 11 September 2004
After years of campaigning, ramblers are lacing up their walking boots in anticipation of new countryside laws that will allow greater access to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:11 on Saturday 06 November 2004
Richard Hammond discovers British outdoor art from the comfort of a saddle.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:26 on Saturday 09 June 2007
Review of Auberge d'Imsthal, Saverne | Richard Hammond
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 10:27 on Thursday 21 June 2007
This converted 200-year-old windmill at the edge of St David's in the Pembrokeshire coast national park is billed as "the first organic certified...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:17 on Saturday 30 June 2007
With temperatures soaring over 40C across south-east Europe this week, the mountains are a great place to cool down. | Richard Hammond
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:20 on Saturday 30 June 2007
Ed Gillespie - the Slow Traveller - is travelling around the world without flying "employing every mode of transport available and revelling in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:47 on Saturday 07 January 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Feynan Wilderness Lodge, Jordan.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:25 on Wednesday 01 February 2012
From stylish country hotels and cosy cottages to eco cabins and yurt camps, our pick of the best green accommodation in Britain.
Posted by at 02:42 on Saturday 07 July 2007
Catherine Mack looks at eco-friendly holidays in the Emerald Isle Green is synonymous with Ireland. Who needs branding when you have created a...