The Green Traveller book
The expert guide to sustainable travel

 A comprehensive, jargon-free overview of sustainable travel and how to navigate it. Packed with expert advice from Richard Hammond, founder of, this book covers how to travel in the UK, to Europe and beyond in an eco-conscious way. With planning tips, itineraries, guides and Top 10’s (including the best Off-grid Places to Stay, the best Beaches Worth the Walk, the best Glampsites, the best Citizen Science projects, and the best Rewilding projects), this is a knowledgeable guide to lead you through the greenwashing and travel issues and inspire you with practical ideas so you can go out, have fun and adventure.

Richard says in his introduction that the book "is about how to travel in a way that is sensitive to the climate and nature emergencies". It is primarily focused on experiences that have a lower carbon footprint and provide a positive effect on the conservation of biodiversity. It is also focused on individual actions that can make significant difference to the impact of how we travel.


"Being a green traveller is not about making grand, one-off gestures, it is a state of mind, an ongoing attitude to conscious adventure that influences all aspects of how we holiday, including what we pack in our luggage and how we travel out to destinations, as well as the choice of hotels and activities we take part in while we’re there."

A cultural shift towards living more consciously and responsibly means reassessing our travel priorities. New, faster and more comfortable rail and ferry services are making cross-continental travel easy and enjoyable, while many hotels and tour operators are improving their credentials and actively facilitating local wildlife conservation projects.


  • The Green Traveller is an expert guide that will lead you through the issues, help you avoid the greenwashing and inspire you with practical ideas and itineraries.

  • A clear and comprehensive jargon-free overview of sustainable travel issues and how to navigate them.

  • Inspiring but practical travel ideas, which don't feel compromised or worthy.

Written and researched by Richard Hammond, founder of

"The leading British website for eco-travel – great for news, green travel tips and inspiration for a low-impact holiday."

The Times

The Green Traveller is published by Pavilion, 5 May 2022.

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