The best ice hotels, igloos and snow villages open in 2020- Lonely Planet- Nisha Designs —

Cozy up in the coldest hotels in the world © Iglu Dorf / Massimo Cappuccio In longitudes where long johns are all but compulsory and rugged alpine regions where the snow tumbles down sideways, creative grizzled folk brave the cold to cut and chisel and craft chunks of frozen water into sparkling ice hotels, uplit […] The best ice hotels, igloos and snow villages open in … Continue reading The best ice hotels, igloos and snow villages open in 2020- Lonely Planet- Nisha Designs —

Deer Park Heights – filming location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy – re-opens to the public after 11 years

New Zealand’s landscapes with their rugged hills, winding valleys and lakes are spectacular as is evident from films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Wolverine and Pete’s Dragon. Now Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights, a filming location for all of these films has opened again to the public after 11 years. The working deer farm on top of the Kelvin Heights hill is most … Continue reading Deer Park Heights – filming location for the Lord of the Rings trilogy – re-opens to the public after 11 years

Slow Ways: New network of walking routes will connect all towns, cities and villages across Britain

A new network of 7,000 walking routes aims to connect some 2,500 British towns, cities and villages. The project, known as Slow Ways, will create a network of walking routes that connect all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. Using existing footpaths, people will be able to use the Slow Ways to walk between neighbouring settlements or daisy-chain routes … Continue reading Slow Ways: New network of walking routes will connect all towns, cities and villages across Britain

Intrepid Travel launch guide to help travel companies “decarbonise” their business during COVID-19 pandemic

Responsible travel company Intrepid Travel has released a guide to help travel businesses decarbonise during the pandemic. The open-source document, A 10-Step Quick Start Guide to Decarbonise Your Travel Business, provides an easy-to-follow action plan on reduction and offsetting for tourism businesses, to encourage the industry to rebuild more sustainably amidst the pandemic. The Quick Start Guide provides a low barrier way for other travel companies … Continue reading Intrepid Travel launch guide to help travel companies “decarbonise” their business during COVID-19 pandemic

What is an Ecovillage? Here Are Some Of The Best International Ecovillages-Travel Earth- Nisha Designs — — ravenhawks’ magazine

An eco-village is defined by Global Ecovillage Network as, “An intentional or traditional community using local participatory processes to holistically integrate ecological, economic, social, and cultural dimensions of sustainability in order to regenerate social and natural environments.” They are essentially designed communities which strive to produce the least possible negative impact on the natural environment […] […] What is an Ecovillage? Here Are Some Of The … Continue reading What is an Ecovillage? Here Are Some Of The Best International Ecovillages-Travel Earth- Nisha Designs — — ravenhawks’ magazine

US coast-to-coast driving for EV drivers possible with new Electrify America route from LA to Washington

A new coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle charging stations in the United States has been unveiled by Electrify America. Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the US can now travel from coast-to-coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network.  The route from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC is one of two cross-country routes in the company’s initial plans to expand its open DC fast-charging network. It spans 11 states … Continue reading US coast-to-coast driving for EV drivers possible with new Electrify America route from LA to Washington

Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has announced a plan to temporarily close national parks nationwide every year for a three-month period. The department says the annual closure will allow the environment to regenerate naturally and without human disruption. The idea for the closure stems from the reemergence of many wildlife species when all of Thailand’s national parks were declared off-limits … Continue reading Thailand national parks to close for 3 months each year to allow environment to regenerate naturally

Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

A new pop-up restaurant in the midst of a nature reserve outside Stockholm in Sweden is set to open in August. The pop-up restaurant called Nowhere, is located in the Häringe-Hammersta Nature Reserve. Uniquely designed, six small tables are scattered around in nature and set apart from each other – in the middle of the forest, in the fields and on a raft by the water … Continue reading Nowhere: Pop-up restaurant in nature reserve helping diners connect with nature and observe social distancing

Zero Real Estate: The no-wall, no-ceiling hotel located in the wilds of the Swiss Alps

An overnight stay in nature, within the beautiful setting of the Swiss Alps, with the simple luxury of a double bed and no tent in sight has been realised by conceptual artists and brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin.  The artists are bringing their no-wall, no-ceiling hotel concept to multiple locations in eastern Switzerland this summer as part of their Zero Real Estate project. The open-air … Continue reading Zero Real Estate: The no-wall, no-ceiling hotel located in the wilds of the Swiss Alps

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park

Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park – home to hot springs, lush forests, cherry blossoms, hiking trails, subtropical climate zones and the country’s largest dormant volcano – has been declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park. Taiwan’s government and California-based non-profit organisation Quiet Parks International made the announcement on World Environment Day on 5 June. Urban Quiet Parks are defined as a natural area in or near a … Continue reading Taiwan’s Yangmingshan National Park declared the world’s first official Urban Quiet Park