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Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:42 on Thursday 16 April 2015
TripAdvisor’s sustainable hotel programme is one of five organisations to win one of the annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Tourism for...
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 Bloomfield at 11:43 on Tuesday 24 March 2015
Paul Bloomfield spots kites, a Roman fort and soaring peaks on a 15-mile stretch of the Glyndŵr’s Way, a glorious National Trail linking Welshpool...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:27 on Wednesday 11 March 2015
Research released today reports that visitor car travel around the Lake District has decreased by estimated 7.8 million kilometres over the past 3...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:58 on Tuesday 10 March 2015
As part of our ongoing celebration of inspiring places to visit in the UK, we have produced a Greentraveller's Guide to the Cotswolds AONB with...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:52 on Tuesday 10 March 2015
The finalists have been announced for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:35 on Friday 06 March 2015
Heard of Glyndŵr’s Way? This little-known National Trail carves a beautiful and remote 135 mile loop through the open moorland, rolling farmland and...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 01:47 on Thursday 19 February 2015
Greentraveller would like to congratulate Manor House Stables on their Highly Commended in the Self-catering and Teaching Establishment of the Year...
Posted by Yvonne Gordon at 09:59 on Wednesday 18 February 2015
Yvonne Gordon discovers how local artists explore the vibrant colours of the landscape on the Mediterranean island of Gozo
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:05 on Tuesday 20 January 2015
As part of our celebration of great places to visit, we've published a Greentraveller's Guide to Gozo, one of most beautiful islands in the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:38 on Monday 19 January 2015
I wrote a small piece in the Guardian this weekend about the joys of slow travel. Here is an extended version of the article...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:40 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
The longlist for the 2015 Eurostar Ashden Awards for Sustainable Travel has been announced, including six sustainable travel schemes from the UK,...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:00 on Tuesday 13 January 2015
Where to stay, eat, shop and go in Somerset and Exmoor, our latest guide supporting sustainable rural tourism experiences in the south west.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:53 on Sunday 28 December 2014
Our favourite experiences of the year, compiled by Paul Bloomfield, Sarah Barrell, Rhiannon Batten, Paul Miles, David Atkinson, Helen Voce &...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:36 on Friday 12 December 2014
Tickets for Eurostar’s new year-round service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille are now on sale, with fares starting from £45.50 single in Standard...
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 12:06 on Friday 05 December 2014
All aboard for the Santa Express! Rhiannon Batten selects 15 heritage railway lines that open in winter to provide a series of festive trips that are...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:28 on Saturday 07 July 2007
A group of bunkhouses in the Brecon Beacons have joined together to showcase circular walking trails and cycle paths in the national park. The trails...
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 Richard Hammond at 09:01 on Saturday 23 December 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Galapita Eco Lodge, a small solar-powered lodge in jungle bordering the Yala National Park in the south-east.
Posted by Paul Miles at 09:53 on Thursday 03 December 2009
Ahead of the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Paul Miles provides some helpful hints on taking the train to the Danish capital...
Posted by Lucy Symons at 02:30 on Tuesday 27 August 2013
Lucy Symons goes all Windy Miller in a glorious Norfolk Windmill in the Broads where, if you happen to be mucking about in a boat, you can pulll up...
Posted by Tobias Chapple at 05:15 on Thursday 11 November 2010
Our selection of where to go to see the Northern Lights in Norway, Sweden and Finnish Lapland, travelling by train from the UK.
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 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 Florence Fortnam at 03:47 on Friday 21 October 2016
Co-wheels car club has launched on the Isle of Wight, providing visitors and residents access to hybrid and low emission cars at key locations across...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:19 on Wednesday 02 January 2008
Read our recommendations for the Top Ten non-flying holidays from Corsica to the Highlands of Scotland via Sardinia and ending in the Norwegian...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:33 on Tuesday 29 May 2007
Richard Hammond reviews the rustic La Locanda near the hilltop town of Urbino in Le Marche.
Posted by Nick Stewart at 12:32 on Tuesday 28 February 2012
Here's an innovative scheme in the Brecon Beacons where local 'Ambassadors' provide visitors with a 'sense of place'.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:39 on Wednesday 07 May 2008
From long stretches of fine sand to networks of cycle paths, some of the best beaches are just a train or ferry ride away...
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 05:59 on Friday 20 April 2012
We're back from our 10-day 'SprinterRail' sporting adventure with RailEurope to France, Italy and Switzerland. Here's where we...
Posted by Catherine Mack at 01:01 on Sunday 07 March 2010
Choosing not to go abroad for your holidays can have some obivous environmental benefits, not least the reduced carbon emissions emissions of a...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:14 on Thursday 25 January 2007
"Yes", says Anthony Lambert in the Independent. A new pan-European rail timetable published today "heralds a year of accelerations and improvements...
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 10:57 on Friday 02 February 2007
Continental train travel looks set for a renaissance this year as improvements to rail services will mean shorter journeys to Europe and upgraded...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:29 on Saturday 03 February 2007
Self-catering eco cottages that blend seamlessly into the rural countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:20 on Tuesday 06 February 2007
Flying may be the quickest way to get from A to B, but two forthcoming journeys aim to promote ‘low-emissions’ alternatives as the better way to...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 07:13 on Tuesday 06 February 2007
Richard Hammond enjoys tea with the island's exotic residents - including a real-life James Bond...I was told that it’s a cert - just choose the...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:47 on Monday 12 February 2007
Yurt camps epitomise the fashion for cool camping, yet some are little more than glorified tents plonked in a spare field. Not so at La Huerta Yurts...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:50 on Monday 12 February 2007
A new high-speed service this summer will open up cities we’d never before considered for weekend breaks...It's just one of those things that...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:13 on Monday 12 February 2007
Useful round up of the latest websites on slow travel, by the Guardian's Sean Dodson. See: Best of the net
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:38 on Tuesday 13 February 2007
Liane Katz reports in Guardian Unlimited the latest findings by market research company Mintel, which predict a 25% growth in the green travel market...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:51 on Saturday 17 February 2007
A huge wood burner heats the large hall, dining/living room and bedrooms, fuelled by coppiced wood from the farm's hedgerows; there's a...
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 11:37 on Monday 12 March 2007
The Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa scheme recognises a small but growing number of holidays that are putting something back into local...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:26 on Saturday 17 March 2007
The New Forest's status as a national park is helping to pull in over seven million visitors a year, yet many arrive by car and add to the pollution...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:13 on Saturday 24 March 2007
Crescent Moon Cabins in the foothills of Morne Trois Pitons national park on the island of Dominica, between the French islands of Martinique and...
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...