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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 04:25 on Thursday 03 September 2015
Europe’s Top 5 Scenic Rail Journeys Explored by Railbookers, the tailor made rail holiday specialists. Have a look at their recommendations for...
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 Florence Fortnam at 02:00 on Wednesday 02 September 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to Northumberland National...
Posted by James Stewart at 01:51 on Friday 28 August 2015
James Stewart discovers some of Zagori's finest ingredients – from crumbly feta to mountain lamb – and the passionate producers behind them, and...
Posted by James Stewart at 05:37 on Wednesday 26 August 2015
Writer James Stewart treks through Greece's Pindos mountains – a walker's paradise in little-known Zagori – home to the dramatic Vikos...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:56 on Monday 24 August 2015
We have published an online guide to the stunning region of Zagori and the Epirus Coast in the northwest of Greece.
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 Lucy Symons at 11:00 on Thursday 29 December 2016
Our favourite experiences from 2016, from skyrunning in the Dolomites and bodyboating in North Wales to cycling in southern England and staying in a...
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 09:34 on Monday 06 August 2007
Few places on the British mainland are as remote as Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula on the north-west coast of Scotland.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:46 on Tuesday 20 December 2005
Richard Hammond reviews Whitepod, a luxury eco-camp in the Swiss Alps.
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 Lucy Symons at 08:28 on Wednesday 05 December 2012
Lucy Symons visits Blaentrothy Cottage, a tastefully converted barn in the valleys of the Black Mountains, perfect for a romantic break for two.
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 10:53 on Tuesday 07 September 2010
Here is our pick of the best festive Christmas Market Breaks in Europe (including Brues, Brussels, Cologne, Lille and Vienna) all reachable by train...
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 Ben Wade 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 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 10:03 on Monday 16 May 2011
We teamed up with Rail Europe to go on a week-long Inter-rail trip around Europe over the last week. The trip was filmed & you can read the blog...
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 10:13 on Tuesday 12 October 2010
Richard Hammond visits an inspirational family-friendly yurt camp just a few hundred metres outside Lalinde in the Dordogne, France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:31 on Saturday 30 December 2006
Richard Hammond reviews accommodation in Geiranger, Norway
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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