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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 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 Florence Fortnam at 01:08 on Tuesday 18 August 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit, we have produced an introductory Greentraveller's Guide to the Alpine Pearls, a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:42 on Tuesday 04 August 2015
Adventure tour operator, Headwater, launches optional electric bikes; quick, nimble and easy to use, e-bikes are becoming an increasingly popular way...
Posted by Lauren Jones at 04:39 on Monday 27 July 2015
Introducing the Peak Cycle Shuttle - a great new service for accessing traffic-free family cycling in the Peak District National Park to & from...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:24 on Wednesday 22 July 2015
It's St James' Day (Santiago's feast day) on 25th July, so why not be inspired to tackle Spain's Camino de Santiago, 'The...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 01:14 on Tuesday 14 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien joins the Cotswolds AONB on one of their free guided walks and discovers butterflies, bluebells and wild orchids
Posted by David Atkinson at 02:27 on Thursday 09 July 2015
David Atkinson follows in the footsteps of George Borrow, whose 19th-century travelogue Wild Wales is now available as an app, allowing walkers to...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 03:38 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien visits a farm in the Cotswolds to learn the craft of dry stone walling on a rural skills course run by the Cotswolds AONB
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:42 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
This summer, kids can travel to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Bruges for just £1* each way, with up to two children (aged 4 to 11) when travelling with a...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 10:25 on Wednesday 08 July 2015
A week of hurtling through the French countryside visiting some fabulous accommodations listed on the Greentraveller website, eating great local food...
Posted by Harriet OBrien at 11:57 on Tuesday 07 July 2015
Writer Harriet O'Brien discovers vineyards, hops gardens, orchards and fruit farms on a whistlestop tour of innovative local food producers and...
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 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 Anouk van den Eijnde 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 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 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 10:03 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 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 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 Tom Watts at 09:28 on Thursday 17 February 2011
Making Eurostar connections to the high speed European rail network is a breeze if you know the connections... here's our guide to connections in...
Posted by John Sannaee at 01:32 on Tuesday 07 September 2010
Flying is often considered the cheapest way to travel long distances, yet there are lots of ways you can use alternative transport on the cheap. Here...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:31 on Saturday 30 December 2006
Richard Hammond reviews accommodation in Geiranger, Norway
Posted by Catherine Mack at 10:54 on Wednesday 17 March 2010
If you haven't travelled to Ireland yet, I hope that as an Irish writer and co-editor of the website, I can do my little bit towards enticing...
Posted by Anouk van den Eijnde at 06:23 on Thursday 11 March 2010
Holidays aren't just about kicking back on a beach anymore. Why not volunteer on an organic farm and get some rural therapy at the same time
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:30 on Friday 16 April 2010
Find how to get to your holiday destination without flying
Posted by Holly Tuppen at 11:45 on Wednesday 01 December 2010
The recent cold snap has given the green light to another potentially awesome ski season in the isolated beauty of the snow covered Highlands and...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:51 on Saturday 28 October 2006
There are plenty of green options springing up on the Caribbean's "nature island", but Papillote was the first eco inn.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:52 on Saturday 21 October 2006
If Santa had a bolthole, this would be it. Ongajok is a cosy, traditional Norwegian farm tucked away in the far north of Norway in Arctic Lapland.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:54 on Saturday 14 October 2006
Himalayan Homestays offers the chance to experience life on traditional Ladakhi working farms, India.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:56 on Saturday 07 October 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Mocking Bird Hill in north-east Jamaica
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:57 on Saturday 30 September 2006
Richard Hammond relaxes at the Lama Di Luna Farmstay, on Italy's picturesque Adriatic coast.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:59 on Saturday 16 September 2006
It's out! 'Green Places to Stay', edited by GreenTraveller's Richard Hammond and published by Alastair Sawday.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:20 on Saturday 15 October 2005
Real community-based tourism is increasingly popular in some of the world's most adventurous destinations - from local homestays in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:42 on Thursday 05 October 2006
Richard hammond finds out who came out on top at the 'Paul Morrison Guide Awards'.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:55 on Thursday 23 November 2006
Richard Hammond interviewed by the Attenborough Nature Reserve for the Today Programme
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:16 on Saturday 02 December 2006
Québec province is great for cross-country skiing and other low-impact outdoor activities, yet with over 2,500 miles of trails it can be hard to find...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:49 on Saturday 02 December 2006
Need help booking green exotic holidays online? Richard Hammond lends a hand...
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 Richard Hammond at 02:31 on Saturday 30 December 2006
Richard Hammond reviews accommodation in Geiranger, Norway
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:11 on Tuesday 02 January 2007
Bradt Guide book 'USA by Rail' is the only one of its kind on the market. Get in touch with Richard Hammond if you know of any others like...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:18 on Thursday 04 January 2007
Richard Hammond has some answers to questions on green travel...