It’s almost the end of another year, Christmas has been and gone, the beginning of a new and exciting year is just around the corner. It’s that time of year when we get reflective, look back on the previous year, celebrate the good times, try to learn from the bad. So I thought it apt to share the best of Eco Traveller with you; some of the most popular posts readers enjoyed during 2012.
With the now incredibly organic, fair-trade, sustainably-sourced Union Square Holiday Market, Union Square may just be the greenest place in New York City.
As ecotourism is steadily becoming part of mainstream travel, accommodation owners are integrating sustainable and responsible practices as commonplace, making it much easier to find green stays on any trip.
This slideshow was complied for World Travel Market in London last month by Sallie Grayson of peopleandplaces, as part of World Responsible Tourism Day. It’s a great message about responsible volunteering – what it is and what it really means, in SIMPLE terms.
Australia’s Great Ocean Walk is a newbie in the ‘great hikes of the world’ stakes but it has every appearance of bursting through the rankings soon. A seven-day meander along the stunning “Shipwreck” coast of Victoria, it is an opportunity to experience natural Australia.
Have you been seeing all the usual eco-chic holiday gift guides making the rounds? The same things crop up again and again, so we thought it was time to come up with an all-new gift guide this year. Here are 27 rocking holiday gifts to keep you connected to the world, set the stage for your next ecoadventure, or outfit you with the most sustainable gear.
I looked upon it as fate saying: “Hey, you’ve just moved house, your kids are adjusting to an all-new life, you’ve got your hands full already. Don’t worry about it!” [For some reason fate seems to be a middle-aged Jewish mother from Manhattan… or that’s the way it sounded in my head anyway.]
Each year, Conde Nast Traveler publishes its annual hot list detailing the best of the best of the posh, sexy, and generally impressive new hotels around the world from the last year. 2012’s Hot List betrays an increasingly pervasive trend in luxury resorts: sustainability.
Once upon a time, when “green” was just starting to morph from a colour to a token word for “eco-friendly,” offsetting was the coolest kid on the block.
If there’s one person I owe my fascination with the natural world to, it’s the wonderful Sir David Attenborough. Watching a natural history documentary narrated by him is completely mesmerizing. His unique dulcet tones hypnotise like an environmental siren. It’s impossible to look away.