Once you visit an agriturismo and feel like an Italian family has taken you in and made you a part of their lives, even for just a few days, it’s pretty addictive. From north to south, these are some of the most stunning, enjoyable, and hospitable agriturismos that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting (or coveting a visit to) over the years.
Fancy starting your day milking a cow? Or perhaps a morning workout of kneading a kilo of flour and 20 eggs to make Umbrian cheese bread (a sort of savory panettone)? Tribewanted is a series of communities aiming to operate in a completely sustainable manner from financing to staffing and architecture to agriculture where you can start the day just like this.
I always gathered farm stays were just that. A stay. On a farm. But on a recent in-depth trip to the Le Marche region – one of those historically-rich, agriculturally-blessed areas that somehow people never go to – I found out I was dead wrong.
For those times when you want to enjoy your creature comforts without feeling guilty of treading too heavily on the ecosystem, check out these 5 super luxury eco resorts to see how ingenious minds have blended the best of both worlds.
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.
Considering the size of the country, the amount of green stays available in the UK is pretty impressive; it also makes it hard to sift out some of the best. Here we share five eco hotels that stand out from the crowd.
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.
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.
Rampant greenwashing in the travel industry means that a staggering number of hotels, inns, and nature lodges claim to be ecoresorts, ecohotels, or ecolodges. How can you as a consumer know who is the real deal?
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.