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How Deep Is Your Love: Vietnam’s Halong Bay

March 12th, 2013

by James Rippingale

Nine years after his first visit to Halong Bay James Rippingdale returns to find dramatic changes have taken place...... more...

Spring retreats

February 15th, 2013

by Hazel Sillver

You don’t have to fly to India to find spiritual nourishment. Hazel Sillver rounds up 10 of the best places in the UK to achieve inner calm.
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Review: Little White Alice

Lisa Stephens

31st May, 2012

Little White Alice The perfect country escape, Cornwall's Little White Alice is a green retreat that combines style and sustainability, says Lisa Stephens more...

Conserving the Wild West: Arizona’s green dream

Ruth Styles

29th May, 2012

Arizona The cowboys and Indians are still there but there’s more to America’s 48th state than reliving the glory days of the Wild West. Home to seven different ecosystems, it is leading the way in conservation and green tourism. Ruth Styles went to find out more more...

San vs wild: what the San people can teach us about living with climate change

Ruth Styles

23rd May, 2012

San vs wild: what the San can teach us about living with climate change Once derided as backwards, the southern African San tribe’s love of nature is now bringing them real rewards, as well as offering an insight into how humans can survive with little or no water. Ruth Styles travelled to meet them in Namibia
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Can festivals ever be green?

Mark Briggs

17th May, 2012

Can festival fun ever be green? From renewable energy to recycling, an increasing number of festivals are adding green initiatives to the line-up. Mark Briggs takes a look at whether their eco-friendly claims stack up more...

Top 10… water inspired breaks

Ruth Styles

4th May, 2012

Top 10… water inspired breaks Last month’s downpours might have put you off water for life but that doesn’t mean a watery getaway isn’t worth a look. Ruth Styles rounds up 10 of the best
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How to… power down your home while you're away

Rachael Stubbins

3rd May, 2012

How to… power down your home If you want to return from holiday to a low electricity bill and a guilt-free conscience, power down your home before you go. Not sure how? Rachael Stubbins has more more...

Review: Alde Garden

Rachael Stubbins

26th April, 2012

Alde Garden From the DIY ‘treebog’ to the solar powered fairy lights, bell tents and yurts, Suffolk’s Alde Garden is the perfect place for an eco-friendly weekend break. Rachael Stubbins paid a visit more...

PHOTO GALLERY: Fragile Earth app

Ruth Styles

25th April, 2012

Fragile Earth From shrinking seas to devastated rainforests, a new app, Fragile Earth, is helping to chart humanity’s trail of destruction while challenging us to do something about it more...

Five of the best... gypsy caravan breaks

Lisa Stephens

19th April, 2012

gypsy caravans Forget My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding; the UK’s Romany caravans offer discreet luxury, emerald eco credentials and the chance to get back to nature in style. Lisa Stephens rounds up five of the best more...

How green is your fuel?

Andrew Simms

12th April, 2012

How green is your fuel? In an exclusive extract from 'Ampera We're Electric', Andrew Simms takes a closer look at what powers our cars and asks whether motoring has a greener future to look forward to more...

On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

Ruth Styles

11th April, 2012

On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his epic 1879 journey through the Cévennes is one of the high points of travel literature but as Ruth Styles found out, there’s still plenty to be discovered more...

Five of the best… Easter walks

Simon Barnett

5th April, 2012

Five of the best… Easter walks What better way to round off a slap-up Easter feast than with a walk through some of the UK’s finest countryside? Walking charity, Ramblers’ Simon Barnett rounds up five of the best more...

Five of the best… electric cars

Ruth Styles

29th March, 2012

Five of the best…electric cars If you can’t use public transport, the electric car is the next best thing – provided of course, you power it up with renewable electricity. We round up five of the most planet-friendly

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Conservation sensation: how one small Cumbrian community brought their valley back to life

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2012

Wild Ennerdale Thanks to the efforts of local residents, Ennerdale has been restored to its natural glory. Matilda Lee takes up the villagers' inspiring tale more...

The Ecologist meets… UNESCO's Kishore Rao

Ruth Styles

15th March, 2012

unesco Can the planet’s cultural and natural heritage be protected during a war? Ruth Styles talks Syria, conservation and natural wonders with Kishore Rao, head of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
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Glorious Garda: olives, red wine and a biomass boiler by Italy’s largest lake

Ruth Styles

14th March, 2012

lake garda From wood chips to lights that turn themselves off, Lake Garda’s Lefay Resort and Spa offers an unusually green experience to travellers. What’s more, says Ruth Styles, the views of the lake and mountains are sensational more...

How to… pitch a tent (and make it stay put)

Ben Martin

8th March, 2012

How to…pitch a tent and make it stay put Camping is a Great British institution that won’t be going out of fashion any time soon. Former Scoutmaster Charles Rosin explains how to pitch your tent like a pro more...

Top 10… green travel blogs

Ruth Styles

2nd March, 2012

Top 10… green travel blogs Need some destination inspiration? Ruth Styles rounds up the travel blogs that are making greener getaways cool
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