I can’t say I’m a massive trekking in the dark person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good trek, but usually I like to see where I’m going. Obviously, not everyone is of the same opinion as a handful of die-hard trekkers set off, gingerly feeling their way down the path. I quietly raise an eyebrow, watch, and wait.
An eco resort, abundant wildlife and sealife, and a community keen to conserve their habitat make West Bali National Park a great green getaway.
Our Editorial Assistant Natasha von Geldern stayed at The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat while travelling in China recently. She discovered owner Chris Barclay has a vision to create a sustainable business model that helps preserve Yangshuo’s natural beauty and promote its unique culture.
Perhaps it’s not the top of everyone’s ecotourism ‘must-see’ list, but the tourist ministry of Iraq is working hard to lure visitors back to the ancient kingdom.
In a yayla, you’re basically guaranteed an accommodation that is in harmony with its surroundings and built sustainably with local materials.
The island of Phu Quoc, located in the Gulf of Siam, is Vietnam’s largest. Beautiful clean beaches, stunning landscapes and relatively unspoilt natural scenery abound on Phu Quoc, which is fast becoming one of Vietnam’s most visited resorts.
This week, the Supreme Court in India has banned tourism in tiger reserves across the country in a further attempt to protect the endangered big cats. But, despite their good intentions, there is growing concern that the ruling will do more harm than good.
After discovering the mutilated remains of a tiger and 40 odd traps in Tadoba Tiger Reserve, it gave its forest rangers permission to shoot poachers on sight.
It’s not every day that you come across a 1500-year-old tree, and if you did you certainly wouldn’t want to damage it in order to build a nasty concrete wall. That’s what may happen in Palestine if the continued construction of the West Bank Barrier goes ahead.
If you are frustrated with the cultural and environmental depreciation caused by tourism, Mekong Responsible Tourism have produced an e-guide for the region, which should certainly offer you something to cheer about.