Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Head to Yosemite

Last year, more than 4m visitors flocked to Yosemite national park in California to gape at the dramatic mountains, hike through the vast meadows and soak up the stunning scenery. It’s pretty clear why the park, which is 1,169 sq miles big and boasts 800 miles of trails, is a popular destination for tourists. Even…

5 eco-friendly Berlin hotels

Almodóvar Hotel The “bio hotel” offers guests the opportunity to rent a 100% green electricity car, and even has a 100% vegetarian organic kitchen. All the hotel’s meals and drinks are sourced from controlled organic farms, and the premises only serves fair trade organic coffee, and using regional suppliers and seasonal products where possible. The…

7 stunning Lighthouses you can holiday in

Argus Cottage, Cornwall The cottage in Pendeen, Penzance, boasts dramatic views from its perch on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast path runs through the headland, passing through part of Cornwall’s oldest mining areas. Pendeen lighthouse lies six miles north of Land’s End and two miles from…

6 eco-friendly festivals in the UK

Festivals have become infamous for producing tonnes of waste – not to mention the effect hundreds of thousands of people congregating in a field has on the environment. But it doesn’t have to be that way.. Shambala Festival, Northamptonshire In just five years, Shambala Festival has reduced the onsite carbon footprint by 81%. The festival is…

7 of London’s most eco-friendly hotels

Tooting horns; high-rise hotels; bustling streets. London might not seem the kind of destination you’d choose if you had an environmentally-friendly holiday in mind. But, as these seven hotels prove, some of the capital’s most famous hotels have pretty impressive green credentials. The Savoy Despite sitting in the middle of the busy, often-chaotic Strand, the…

Brooks Lodge, Sussex: Sustainable holidaying

This is a slightly retrospective post; I stayed at Brooks Lodge in 2014, but didn’t appreciate the full sustainable nature of the property until much later. The two bedroom “cottage” is an extension to an 18th century barn on the outskirts of Piddinghoe village, a charming civil parish nestled on the South Downs in East…