Will you help redefine tourism?

One of my greatest pleasures is travel. It has helped make me who I am; a global citizen, open and tolerant to difference (I hope). It has helped me to cope with bereavement, divorce and depression, made me more compassionate, and inspired a career dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. But as an environmental practitioner I face a significant dilemma about travel – I am passionate about wanting to explore the world but increasingly concerned about the impact of tourism. That’s why I’m reaching out to you today to ask you to join a conversation about how we can redefine tourism …

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Brecon Beacons: Camping at Penpont

When I began my search for sustainable places to stay in the Brecon Beacons, I did not expect to find a hidden gem like camping at Penpont. A magnificent family house set within delightful grounds on the banks of the River Usk, offering low impact camping within its historic walled rose gardens…

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Discover Brecon Beacons Waterfall Country

There is something wonderful about waterfalls. The roar of rushing water that builds louder as you approach; the sheer power as a river plunges over the precipice and downwards into a deep pool below. Stone worn by centuries of movement and the kinetic energy of water tumbling against a rock face. A mist gently rising above… And if you love waterfalls like I do, a visit to Brecon Beacons Waterfall Country in Wales will not disappoint.

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A Wet and Wild Green Man 2016

Green Man is held annually in the breathtaking beauty of the Brecon Beacons in Wales. Now in its 14th year, it is a four day celebration of live music, literature, film, comedy, and theatre, with a Beer and Cider Festival thrown in for good measure. I went along to Green Man 2016  to find out what makes this small award-winning independent music festival so magical…

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Myths and Mobility in Mexico City

When Mexico City was named as the New York Times’ number one city destination for 2016, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Whereas holidays to Mexico’s Caribbean coast bring to mind golden sands, turquoise waters, palm trees and a vibrant party atmosphere, the country’s capital has much darker associations – with gangs, drugs, congestion and pollution.

But away from the sensationalist headlines there has been something of a green revolution taking place in this much-maligned metropolis and perhaps its high time for a re-evaluation….

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Green Man Festival Preview 2016

It’s just two weeks until I head to Green Man Festival in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. It will be my first visit to this award winning independent music and arts festival, and I couldn’t be more excited. To make sure I don’t miss a thing, I’ve pulled together this festival preview with everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit too…

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3 Things I Love about Wild Guides (+giveaway)

If you’re planning a UK holiday this summer you must get your hands on a Wild Guide. Created by Wild Things Publishing, Wild Guides are the ultimate compendium to help you discover the best wild experiences the country has to offer. I’m giving you the chance to win your very own Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England. Read on to find out how you can discover hidden places, great adventures and the good life in my summer travel giveaway!

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A visit to Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

More than 180 years after six Dorset men were sentenced to transportation to Australia for swearing an oath to a new trade union, people still gather each year to honour their story. This weekend, I headed to the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival for the first time to help celebrate the roots of the trade union movement…

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What will be the impact of brexit on travel?

As the UK comes to terms with the outcome of the European Union referendum, the vote to leave has raised more questions than it has provided answers. It is too early to say exactly what the impact will be on the travel industry, but signs are that it could be significant. In this post I attempt to answer some readers questions about the likely impact of brexit on travel…

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