The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

Cities around the world are making good use of disused space and filling it with nature. Paris’s Promenade Plantée is the world’s first elevated park, built on the former Vincennes railway line. Stretching 2.9 miles, Promenade Plantée runs from just east of the Place de la Bastille through the 12th arrondissement to the Peripherique highway. The elevated park features an array of trees, plants and … Continue reading The World’s Wonderful Parklands: Promenade Plantée, Paris, France

What is the Midnight Sun? And where can you experience it?

The Summer Solstice, coming up on 21 June this year, is the longest day of the year and it is also the time when the Midnight Sun peaks. What is the midnight sun? The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon that occurs during summer in some parts north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle – where the sun remains visible at … Continue reading What is the Midnight Sun? And where can you experience it?

Crowded Out: Responsible Travel short documentary explores the story of overtourism and how to combat it

Tourism is something that generates mixed responses from locals and tourists worldwide, and in an attempt to raise awareness of “overtourism”, Responsible Travel have produced a short documentary, Crowded Out: The Overtourism Story, which provides an insightful account into the issues. According to Responsible Travel, overtourism occurs when there are too many visitors to a particular destination. The Brighton-based travel company says: “When rent prices … Continue reading Crowded Out: Responsible Travel short documentary explores the story of overtourism and how to combat it

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Daintree Ecolodge, Australia

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 14. Daintree Ecolodge, Australia Daintree Ecolodge is blessed to be located in the heart of Australia’s Daintree Rainforest, with its lush emerald green vines, ancient ferns, and white sand beaches. Boasting gigantic Bull Kauri trees … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Daintree Ecolodge, Australia

Sustainable Stays: Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz, Portugal

Noah Surf House Portugal is an eco-chic, surf-friendly and family-friendly hotel in Portugal’s west coast. Situated in the town of Santa Cruz, Noah Surf House Portugal offers a more laidback vacation along Portugal’s Silver Coast than the more famous surf hubs of Ericeira and Peniche. Noah Surf House Portugal was designed to be an ecological space that follows the principles of sustainable tourism, energetic efficiency, … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz, Portugal

Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Bangkok is famous for its night markets, now there’s a new night market in town, Model Market, focused entirely on upcycling. What is being heralded as Bangkok’s first upcycle market, the entire concept of Bangkok’s brand new food, beverage, and entertainment urban space is that everything is recycled or reused. The aim of Model Market is to promote sustainability by eliminating single-use plastic and minimising … Continue reading Model Market: Bangkok’s first upcycle-focused night market opens in Thonglor

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa, Mexico

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 13. Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa, Mexico Finding a sustainable resort is a real treat at the best of times and to experience one nestled at the foot of the world-famous Chichen Itza’s Mayan ruins … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Hacienda Chichen Resort and Yaxkin Spa, Mexico

Honey hunters in Nepal who go to extreme lengths to harvest wild honey from steep inaccessible cliffs

Honey hunters in the remote village of Bhujung, Nepal go to extreme lengths to harvest wild honey from steep cliffs. Twice a year, about 80 miles outside of Kathmandu, villagers from Bhujung embark on this centuries-old quest. Hanging from handmade rope ladders some hundreds of feet in the air, and without use of protective clothing, the honey hunters collect honeycomb in the foothills of the Himalayas. … Continue reading Honey hunters in Nepal who go to extreme lengths to harvest wild honey from steep inaccessible cliffs

Campspace offering campers new experiences at micro camping sites hosted by locals

Campspace, like an Airbnb for campers as it were, is offering campers a new camping experience – to camp with locals in unique spaces such as rooftops, forests, beaches and gardens. Hosts can rent out their outdoor spaces to campers, who in turn can either book a space that comes with a tent, or they can bring their own camping gear. The Dutch start-up is … Continue reading Campspace offering campers new experiences at micro camping sites hosted by locals

Mothered by Mountains: Two Nepalese women – a mountaineering guide and a punk-rocker – team up for adventure

Mothered by Mountains is a documentary short which follows two Nepalese women as they motorcycle from Kathmandu to mountains, then bag a first ascent. But the partnering of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita and Sareena Rai is an unlikely duo – matched by mutual friend and Mothered by Mountains co-director, Ben Ayers. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is an international legend. The first Nepalese mountaineering guide – … Continue reading Mothered by Mountains: Two Nepalese women – a mountaineering guide and a punk-rocker – team up for adventure