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

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

New Zealand’s Mermaid Pools closed indefinitely after tourists and their trash ruin sacred site

Sacred Mermaid Pools in New Zealand have closed indefinitely to the public after human waste and litter were repeatedly left at the Māori site. The site, Te Wai o Te Taniwha, also known as Mermaid Pools, has been left desecrated by visitors who left sanitary towels, sunscreen, urine and other rubbish at the site. The Sacred Pools at Matapouri, a small town located in the Northland … Continue reading New Zealand’s Mermaid Pools closed indefinitely after tourists and their trash ruin sacred site

Cotton-derived jet fuel, made from old clothes, expected to go on trial in Japan in 2020

A cotton-derived alternative energy source, which involves transforming used clothing into jet fuel – is expected to be trialled by Japan Airlines next year. It is hoped the unique recycling project will make a big difference in a country that disposes of 1.97 million tons of textiles annually – roughly enough to fill three baseball stadiums. Japan Airlines has partnered with recycling firm Japan Environmental … Continue reading Cotton-derived jet fuel, made from old clothes, expected to go on trial in Japan in 2020

Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

The World Monuments Fund has completed a four-year conservation project at two historic Mughal gardens in Agra, India, that had been threatened by pollution, traffic congestion and other urban ills. The sites – Mehtab Bagh and the Garden of the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah – along the Yamuna riverfront in Agra, were newly inaugurated by the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Archaeological Survey of India in … Continue reading Lush Mughal gardens in Agra, India restored to their former glory

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Scarlet, Cornwall, UK

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. 12. The Scarlet, Cornwall, UK Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches in the UK, and if you desire to experience some of the best coastal views within the comfort of an eco-friendly … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Scarlet, Cornwall, UK

Hi Fly takes to the skies with the world’s first ever “plastics-free” flight

Portuguese carrier Hi Fly has become the first airline to operate a “plastics-free” flight, in the run up to a total ban of single-use plastic from all of its flights this year. Hi Fly replaced plastic cutlery and containers with bamboo and compostable alternatives crafted from recycled material. Among the single-use plastic items that have been replaced are cups, spoons, salt and pepper shakers, packaging for … Continue reading Hi Fly takes to the skies with the world’s first ever “plastics-free” flight