The United Nations has declared next year the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This is timely, as it comes at an important moment. On the one hand, the international community is preparing to embrace Agenda 2030 and the new Sustainable Development Goals. On the other, we have seen stark news about the state of the natural world in 2016. Even here in the UK, it is clear that the time to act is now.
In the latest guest post on Amanda’s Wanderlust, Nicole Noel from HighStyleLife takes us on a tour of Queensland – the eco heart of Australia…
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.
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!
The Surrey Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has been described as one of England’s finest landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and wooded valleys. It is also rich in heritage, and offers some unexpected surprises for anyone who explores a little deeper. I decided to find out what the area has to offer…
A new sustainable learning adventure due to launch this July, will offer guests the opportunity to learn through experience how to build sustainable communities, on location in the rain-forests and eco-villages of Costa Rica.
A visit to Forest Holidays is all about finding a little sanctuary deep in the forest. A place to relax and recharge your batteries, but also to reconnect with nature and rediscover your place in the natural world. So for the next stop in my tour of the best of South West of England sustainable tourism, I headed to the most northerly county in the region for a forest holiday in the Forest of Dean…
Today is the 46th annual Earth Day, and this year we are being encouraged to remember that Earth Day is more than just a single day, but a wider call to action. The theme of the campaign in 2016 is Trees for the Earth, with the launch of the most ambitious Earth Day target yet – a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees worldwide.
This month is National Garden Month in the United States, and since many of my readers are US-based, I thought I’d celebrate the occasion by showcasing one of my favourite gardens here in the United Kingdom – the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall.
I am currently in the running to win a trip of a lifetime to the Antarctic, a place I have wanted to experience since I was just a small child. But people keep asking me why I want to visit Antarctica. After all it is cold and inhospitable, and involves a long and often difficult journey by sea.
So I have put together my top 10 reasons to want to visit Antarctica and I have everything crossed that you (my wonderful readers) will help me get there by voting for me in the Oceanwide Expeditions Antarctic Contest.