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Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:53 on Tuesday 09 October 2018
More holidaying alone in order to do what they want The number of people taking solo holidays up three-fold since 2011
Posted by Sarah Baxter at 08:30 on Tuesday 18 September 2018
Sarah Baxter samples the foodie delights of the Caen la Mer region, joining Parisians stocking up on fresh fish and learning about Normandy's...
Posted by Sarah Baxter at 10:16 on Friday 14 September 2018
Sarah Baxter travels to the French region of Caen via train, ferry and bike, discovering the green spaces and rich history of this often overlooked...
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 11:49 on Tuesday 05 June 2018
A new set of guidelines tackles key environmental issues from waste and pollution to marine species protection
Posted by Holly Rooke at 09:04 on Wednesday 09 May 2018
Holly Rooke visits French resort Villages Nature Paris, a large collection of holiday cottages just 20 miles from the French capital, to see large...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:16 on Tuesday 01 May 2018
Our blog and video about our 12-day trip from the sandy beaches and coastal towns of Costa Brava to the snowy forests and towering peaks of Val d’...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:51 on Thursday 28 December 2017
Our favourite experiences from 2017 including a community-run pub in the Cotswolds, dog-sledding in the Catalan Pyrenees and an award-winning...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:45 on Thursday 21 September 2017
Richard Hammond and family travel to the pretty spa town of Cauterets in the Hautes-Pyrénées for their children's first ski trip.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:24 on Wednesday 20 September 2017
Richard Hammond reviews a dedicated swim clinic at the Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall.
Posted by Jini Reddy at 03:01 on Tuesday 05 September 2017
Jini Reddy stays in The Old Coach House, a Victorian house on the southeast coast of Cornwall. The perfect retreat for the soul with the only company...
Posted by Mark Rowe at 09:45 on Tuesday 05 September 2017
Mark Rowe explores the Norfolk coast, discovering How Hill's landscapes and wildlife and visiting the coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham.
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 08:35 on Wednesday 23 August 2017
Rhiannon Batten looks at the UK’s eclectic range of independent hostels, bunkhouses and camping barns, many of which can be found via the Independent...
Posted by Paul Bloomfield at 01:30 on Tuesday 22 August 2017
As part of our Greentraveller's Guide to Catalonia, Paul Bloomfield explores the Montsec mountains on foot and by kayak.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:45 on Thursday 20 July 2017
Seven trains, two funiculars, trams, buses and a steamboat… Gemma Wirz travelled through Switzerland on the Swiss Travel System, taking her to the...
Posted by Ginny Light at 08:23 on Monday 03 July 2017
Ginny Light spends a few days enjoying the sights of La Rochelle on the west coast of France
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 02:08 on Friday 30 June 2017
As the YHA's grand project, The Sill, opens for bookings, Rhiannon Batten looks ahead to the most exciting developments at the organisation this...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 01:20 on Wednesday 09 January 2013
We've updated our popular treehouse holiday page with lots of lovely tree-houses in the UK, France, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:54 on Saturday 12 March 2011
The Independent newspaper asked Greentraveller's Richard Hammond for recommendations for its guide to the 50 Best B&Bs in the UK, which was...
Posted by at 09:37 on Wednesday 26 November 2014
Our guide to how to travel to and from Ireland by train & ferry services to/from Scotland, Wales and England, including the popular Sail Rail...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:25 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 01:58 on Tuesday 27 July 2010
Will Ross introduces 'Sail Rail' - a unique initiative that offers all-inclusive tickets for combined ferry and train travel from UK...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 03:10 on Wednesday 22 May 2013
Greentraveller is one of 30 organisations that have been invited by Start UK - the initiative championed by HRH Prince Charles - to showcase...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 12:33 on Saturday 05 January 2013
A selection of our favourite places to stay that have natural swimming pools. Compared with chlorinated pools, a dip in these is like swimming in...
Posted by at 07:39 on Wednesday 21 July 2010
Thanks to the new 'across-channel' Green Way (Avenue Verte), we can all enjoy traffic free cycling trips through the best of South England...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 08:11 on Tuesday 12 August 2008
 Richard Hammond takes the laid-back route to Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily on a no-fly island-hopping adventure in the sun... I was...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:48 on Saturday 25 August 2007
As a third series of Tribe gets underway, Bruce Parry and his crew describe their personal highlights from their latest extreme adventures, and...
Posted by at 10:00 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 06:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 09:29 on Saturday 03 November 2007
Richard Hammond visits one of Under the Thatch's most popular lets - a Romany Caravan in West Wales.
Posted by Rhiannon Batten at 09:41 on Thursday 19 January 2017
Long-tail or Christiana? Trailors or tag-alongs? What about conversion kits & accessories? Rhiannon Batten sifts through the options to find a...
Posted by at 10:56 on Saturday 11 September 2010
Philippa Jacks tests out the First Great Western sleeper service to Cornwall.
Posted by Florence Fortnam at 02:47 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 05:36 on Thursday 09 November 2006
Richard Hammond at the ResponsibIe Tourism Awards 2006
Posted by Richard Hammond at 04:24 on Monday 13 November 2006
Jordan's Royal Society for Conservation of Nature (RSCN) manages a series of eco lodges that are environmentally friendly, provide a source of...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:22 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 06:00 on Monday 20 November 2006
Richard Hammond in Andalucia, Spain
Posted by Richard Hammond at 02:42 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 05:08 on Wednesday 01 November 2006
Can you recommend a green place to stay? Contact us.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:49 on Saturday 18 November 2006
For a more DIY low-emissions trip to the Italian Alps, take the 9.09am Eurostar to Paris, then change for the direct high-speed TGV to Turin's...
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:51 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 05:52 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 05:54 on Saturday 14 October 2006
Himalayan Homestays offers the chance to experience life on traditional Ladakhi working farms, India.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:56 on Saturday 07 October 2006
Richard Hammond reviews Mocking Bird Hill in north-east Jamaica
Posted by Richard Hammond at 05:57 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 05:59 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 06:18 on Tuesday 19 September 2006
Richard Hammond visits a luxury treehouse in the South of France.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:19 on Saturday 22 July 2006
A new walking holiday in the Indian Himalayas is offering the chance to experience life in traditional mountain villages.
Posted by Richard Hammond at 06:20 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...