Now, more than ever, tourists are aware of the impact of their travels, both ecologically and culturally. There is a growing desire to go green, and people are slowly but surely making a conscious effort to consider ethical and environmentally-friendly aspects when planning their trips, both at home and abroad.
Designed by a Brazilian firm mf+ arquitetos, Casa Spain is a stunning forest retreat that blends natural environmental design with a modern aesthetic to create a spacious family holiday home. Located in Calas de Guisando, near Madrid, the brief for this 1,980sqm house was to be open, light, organic and welcoming. The owners wanted it to blend in with the natural habitat as subtly as possible. Surrounded by tall pines and greenery, Casa Spain is secluded with a peaceful ambience – perfect for families looking to leave the hustle and bustle of the urban life behind.
With so many holiday options for travellers these days, it’s hard to narrow down your choices. Do you go beach or mountain? Adventure or cultural? If you’re not sure what you want to do, here are five great eco-friendly holiday options to consider.
From lush green paddy fields to coastal limestone mountains, delicious smelling street stalls to colonial influenced architecture, Vietnam offers travellers a distinctly different experience.
Snow sports holidays take place in a very delicate environment and although we love the natural exhilaration of whizzing through the mountains, there is no doubt that mountain resorts can be damaging to the very environment they celebrate.
With the now incredibly organic, fair-trade, sustainably-sourced Union Square Holiday Market, Union Square may just be the greenest place in New York City.
Have you been seeing all the usual eco-chic holiday gift guides making the rounds? The same things crop up again and again, so we thought it was time to come up with an all-new gift guide this year. Here are 27 rocking holiday gifts to keep you connected to the world, set the stage for your next ecoadventure, or outfit you with the most sustainable gear.
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is the closest snow field to Melbourne and although it doesn’t cater to downhill skiers it is the centre for cross country skiing in Victoria. Visitors can also try their hand – or foot – at snowshoeing, tobogganing and good old snowman making.
If you’ve come here looking for Eco Traveller Guide, don’t worry, you’re in the right place. We’ve just had a change of name. Read on to find out why. When I started Eco Traveller way back in 2011, I was certain what direction the blog would take. There would be destination guides, gear guides, and maybe a print magazine at some point. I had so many plans. I’d been writing about eco travel for other websites for years before I started Eco Traveller Guide. In fact, as of 2019, I’ve been writing about ecotourism for 12 years. Can’t believe it’s been that long. And I still love writing about the subject and maintain the same passion I’ve always had. But I’ve been keen to change direction of the blog for a long time. I’ve just had to find the courage to do it. I tell ya, it’s not been an easy decision. Hells no.
Gili Lankanfushi is a sustainable luxury resort on North Male Atoll in the Maldives. It was recently named the world’s most ‘Eco-friendly Hotel’ at the Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards 2017 and the ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2017’ at the World Travel Awards. And it’s my home for the next four days.