Sintra remains relatively untouched by the large numbers of visitors and sustainable tourism is a watchword for this UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a variety of hiking trails – from the coastal paths to tracks that allow visitors to discover the wide range of botanic species and the mysterious monuments that inspired Lord Byron when he lived here.
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.
One week in an apartment will never compare to being a true resident, no matter how enthusiastic you are in your role as a local. However, by choosing a holiday rental over a hotel, you are absolutely guaranteed an entirely different holiday experience, every time.
As hotels around the globe vie amongst themselves to provide guests with the latest in luxury travel, all too often opulence comes at the expense of their environmental and social responsibilities. However, Peruvian boutique hotel chain Inkaterra turns that idea on its head.
Costa Rica has successfully branded itself as a sustainable tourism destination for many years, so its wildlife preserves and other natural resources are top-of-mind for many travelers.
Fraser Island is such a unique place. Where else would you find rainforests, giant ferns, swamp vegetation and eucalyptus trees growing on sand dunes 200 meters above sea level?
This year, Passports with Purpose’s goal is to raise $115,000 for buildOn to construct three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in the Sikasso region of southern Mali, Africa. Find out how you can help here, and for every $10 donated you are in with a chance of winning an excellent prize.
Since 2008, travel bloggers from around the globe have come together to raise money for a specific charity. It’s a way of giving back; to say thank you to the communities we’ve visited, lived amongst, learned from.
Want to know how to pack light? I travel the world with one Ryan Air-approved rolling bag and never need anything else because of these packing strategies.
When most people think of the Emerald Isle, images of quaint country pubs, rolling green hills, Guinness and of course rain are generally front and centre of their thoughts. Beaches are the last thing that spring to mind.