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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 Richard Hammond at 10:16 on Saturday 19 September 2015
The UK’s AONBs have come together to organise a 10-day programme of events to help people enjoy these protected areas, from 19-27 September 2015.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:51 on Friday 18 September 2015
Here's something to whet the appetite for autumn... a festival dedicated to slow travel, taking place in the glorious medieval Monteriggioni,...
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 02:20 on Friday 18 September 2015
In association with Inntravel, we sent Paul Bloomfield on a guided nature walk in this glorious mountainous region in southern Spain
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:01 on Thursday 17 September 2015
Our film unit has produced a series of short videos about the Isle of Wight, showing how easy it is to visit the island without a car and reach much...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 02:30 on Wednesday 16 September 2015
As part of our celebration of off-the-beaten track destinations, we have produced a guide to Las Alpujarras, the beautiful mountainous region in...
Posted by David Atkinson at 08:56 on Wednesday 16 September 2015
This year marks 600 years since Glyndwr’s death and, to celebrate his legacy, the 132-mile Glyndŵr's Way National Trail is enjoying a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:14 on Tuesday 15 September 2015
Le Marche (all the best bits of Tuscany but without the tourists) is the location of these amazing, Italian villas with astonishing views and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 04:08 on Tuesday 08 September 2015
Spannocchia: experience the beginning and the end of the process - of food production, of life on the land; come to embrace the traditions of Tuscan...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:22 on Tuesday 08 September 2015
Laticastelli is a luxury hotel with a fabulous restaurant perched on a hilltop in Tuscany with stunning infinity pool, heavenly views and has amazing...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:36 on Friday 04 September 2015
Now's the time to make the most of the rail offers to the Christmas Markets of Europe, from Cologne's glühwein and festive cheer to the quaint...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 12:40 on Thursday 03 September 2015
Our pick of the best luxury yurt camps in the UK & Europe, including a lovely glampsite in Dorset, a bolthole in Andalucia and a back-to-nature...
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 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 11:07 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 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 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 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 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 Catherine Mack at 10:36 on Wednesday 27 June 2012
Catherine Mack enjoys travelling as a foot passenger with her two boys on the ferry service from Liverpool to Belfast which has had a makeover by...
Posted by Sian Lewis at 01:56 on Wednesday 11 November 2015
The first Slow Travel Festival, in Monteriggioni, Italy.
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 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 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 John Sannaee at 02:06 on Tuesday 31 August 2010
John Sannaee on why taking the ferry is still a great way to travel.
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 12:38 on Saturday 05 May 2007
GreenTraveller is a guide to eco-friendly hotels, low impact holidays and travelling by train and ferry as an alternative to flying. It is managed by...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:19 on Monday 15 November 2010
Richard Hammond visits the pioneering luxury eco hotel on the north coast of Cornwall.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:06 on Saturday 09 April 2011
The nomination period for the List has now closed. Thank you to everyone who nominated a project. We have had a fantastic response receiving many...
Posted by Tom Watts at 12:27 on Thursday 03 March 2011
Greentraveller would like to congratulate all the winners at last night's People and Environment Achievement Awards 2011.
Posted by Tobias Chapple at 05:02 on Thursday 17 March 2011
Our new and exclusive Green Travel Guide to Savoie Mont Blanc, including great places to stay, restaurants, attractions and activities, and how to...
Posted by Philippa Jacks at 02:28 on Monday 28 March 2011
Spring is here! Philippa Jacks suggests her pick of wonderful green breaks where you can see bluebells, daffodils, orchids and more in bloom.
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 Tom Watts at 08:42 on Thursday 07 April 2011
Brittany Ferries has launched a new route operating between Portsmouth and Bilbao in northern Spain, the company's first new port destination in...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:34 on Wednesday 06 April 2011
Leading Irish green travel writer and one of our main contributors, Catherine Mack, has launched an app for green travel in Ireland.
Posted by Tobias Chapple at 09:30 on Wednesday 01 June 2011
Push the boat out (literally) with this selection of some of UK's best kayaking adventures, from the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail to the...
Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 10:02 on Friday 19 August 2011
Our guide to Berlin, Europe's most eco-hip capital. We show you the best places to stay, where to eat and drink, and how to get around the city...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:36 on Thursday 09 November 2006
Richard Hammond at the ResponsibIe Tourism Awards 2006
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 Richard Hammond at 07:22 on Tuesday 14 November 2006
Was it the swimming polar bears? Or maybe the kissing penguins? Everyone will have their favourite moment from the BBC's Planet Earth - even the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:00 on Monday 20 November 2006
Richard Hammond in Andalucia, Spain
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:42 on Thursday 23 November 2006
I heard today of a new website launched on fair trade and travel. Founder Stephen Chapman says "Make Travel Fair is not a campaign or an...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:08 on Wednesday 01 November 2006
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