Five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar

Last week the news broke that Eurostar could cut train services and staff due to the ‘challenging environment’ following the UK’s EU referendum vote. I’m a huge fan of the Eurostar as an alternative to air travel, and couldn’t help thinking this could be a retrograde step for sustainable travel. So I decided to highlight my top five reasons to travel to Brussels by Eurostar…

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If you’re looking for travel options that are a little bit different, and offer an immersive, authentic and impactful experience, it can be hard to know where to start. But there is an online platform for engaging with not-for-profit and other community organisations that will help you find the right opportunity. Earlier this year I became a Visit.Org ambassador and I’d like to introduce you to some of the opportunities to travel with positive social impact that you can access through the Visit.Org site…

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Cadbury World: A legacy of more than chocolate

One of the ways you can make your travel more sustainable is to get the most out of every journey you make. So with a morning to spare before I caught the train home from a recent trip to Birmingham, I decided to drop in at Cadbury World where I discovered the legacy of the Cadbury Family is about more than just chocolate….

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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 and divorce, 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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