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50 Shades of Green: Introducing Ljubljana.

When you're in the Responsible Travel world, the word 'Green' is one that pops up frequently throughout any day.  Conjure images of people sitting around on benches smoking 'herbs'--- but of course I'm instead referring to Green Travel---another term sometimes used...

48 Hours in Lisbon… and a Warning.

Sometimes the only real way to get the flavour of a city is to come back to it several times over. I'm lucky that on my recent trip to Portugal, I got to visit Lisbon on three separate occasions.  Each were short but sweet visits. As always, I was keen to see to what...

Living the Dream: Learning to Surf in Portugal.

Some lessons in life seem to be taught to us through the least expected of ways.   For me, there's something about surfing that teaches the virtues of patience.  I'd surfed a couple of times before, but the (life) lesson has always been the same.  This time I spent a...

Discovering Self Sufficiency at an Eco Yoga Retreat in Scotland.

Arriving at Inverliever Lodge, home of ecoYoga, what I expected was a beginner's course in Ashtanga yoga. What I didn't expect was to experience an eco yoga retreat in the truest sense: an inspiring example of sustainability and self sufficiency, in many different...

Venice and the Tide of Tourism.

The obligatory question: Is it sinking? Venice, as we all know, has been sinking---for many years.  But that is not solely due to the weight of visitor footsteps on its ancient lanes and bridges. Venice floods around 100 times each winter, and is estimated to be...

The Future of Ethical Travel: an Interview with Tourism Concern.

Ethical Travel, from where I stand at least, certainly seems to be attracting more attention of late. Many travel companies and travellers, are becoming more involved in the discussions around Ethical, Responsible or Sustainable Travel.  I caught up with Helen...

Train Travel in Sri Lanka: Beaches, Jungle and Tea Country.

Just the rails, glinting in the afternoon sun, a jagged slither of sand, and the crashing sea.  For miles and miles along the coast. That's one of my lasting memories of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has always looked like the tear drop of India on the map to me. In reality,...

Away from the Crowds in Rural Tuscany.

I'm lucky enough to be no stranger to Tuscany.  Over the past few years I've been able to enjoy a few visits to the region, mainly to Florence itself. This time, however, I was looking to escape the mad(ding) crowds of Renaissance masterpiece seekers in Florence, as...

My Ayurveda Experience in Kerala.

My Ayurveda Experience in Kerala. I'd heard about Ayurveda through Yoga classes, online research and tales from friends.  Planning my travels to India, it seemed natural to take the opportunity to spend a few weeks in Kerala - the home of Ayurveda, and experience it...