Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Those searching for a sustainable vacation in Scandanavia may want to consider Lidö, an island in the northern part of the Swedish Archipelago off the coast of Helsinki, otherwise known as Zero Island. The tourist-friendly island, which managed to go completely carbon neutral in one year, aims to educate people on the value of making sustainable choices. It is a project designed to showcase the … Continue reading Zero Island: Sustainable vacationing on Sweden’s carbon neutral island

Travalyst: Travel companies commit to supporting local people and helping tourists make sustainable choices

Travel companies are to use their platforms to help tourists make more sustainable choices when booking trips. Travalyst is a bold new global initiative founded by Booking.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, TripAdvisor and Visa, with the ambition to change the impact of travel, for good. Launched in partnership with The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, Travalyst aims to protect the environment from rising international travel while allowing … Continue reading Travalyst: Travel companies commit to supporting local people and helping tourists make sustainable choices

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

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. 18. The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal Nepal’s Pokhara is known as the gateway to the world famous treks in and around the Annapurna mountain range and beyond. Closeby but far enough away to escape the hustle-and-bustle … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: The Pavilions Himalayas, Nepal

Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

Varese Ligure, a small medieval town located in the Liguria region of Italy, is known to its inhabitants as the “circular village”. The unique circular layout of the town – hence the name Borgo Rotondo –  with its round central piazza and small castle is also home to picturesque medieval houses with charming pastel facades. But the accolades do not stop there, for this rural … Continue reading Varese Ligure: A small rural town in Italy ahead of the sustainability game with renewable energy and organic farming

Slow Cabins: Off-grid cabins pop-up in secret Belgium countryside locations to help guests connect with nature

Sustainable cabins in secret locations, otherwise known as Slow Cabins, are popping up outside the city of Belgium in a bid to help people connect with nature. Each cabin, built using eco-friendly materials with wooden interiors, is off-grid and self-sufficient through the use of solar panels, a filtered rainwater system and ecological dry-toilet. There are cabins of two kinds to suit individuals, couples and families. … Continue reading Slow Cabins: Off-grid cabins pop-up in secret Belgium countryside locations to help guests connect with nature

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

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. 17. Atlas Kasbah, Morocco Morocco’s coastal city of Agadir, famed for its beaches facing the Atlantic Ocean, is by-and-large a resort destination. Located in the foothills of the the Anti-Atlas Mountains of southern Morocco, as … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Atlas Kasbah, Morocco

Mother Nature Reclaims: Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor in Cambodia, one of the largest ancient structures in the world, is also one of the best examples of how Mother Nature reclaims her sacred sites. Sacred sites refer to an area of land deemed especially sacred to Mother Nature and her indigenous lifeforms. Many architectural constructions, namely places of worship, have been built on sacred sites around the world, the ancient city of … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Angkor, Cambodia

Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

There’s no place like home, so when an advert to take on Melin Llynnon windmill on the island of Anglesey came up, top patisserie chef Richard Holt gave it his all and is now the proud owner of the last working flour mill in Wales. The 26-year-old Anglesey-native – who has worked as head pastry chef at Marcus Wareing’s 2 Michelin Star The Gilbert Scott … Continue reading Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Islands’ voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Next April, the Faroe Islands, nestled halfway between Iceland and Norway, will again temporarily close, for one weekend only, to tourists except for 100 volunteer visitors who are willing to work on projects that maintain the islands and help to preserve nature. It follows the success of the Faroe Islands’ first-ever voluntourism weekend held earlier this year. The islands, under the Closed for Maintenance campaign … Continue reading Closed for Maintenance: The Faroe Islands’ voluntourism project to ensure sustainable and responsible growth in tourism

Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento is a gorgeous coastal town in the south-west of Italy, synonymous with citrus groves, dramatic cliffs and deep valleys. Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento also serves as a gateway to the historical ruins of Pompeii in one direction and the stunning Amalfi Coast towards the west. It is also where you’ll find another historical, albeit lesser known site, known as Il Vallone dei … Continue reading Mother Nature Reclaims: Il Vallone dei Mulini, Sorrento, Italy