Category: Travel

Sustainable tourism key to Cumbria’s new carbon neutral plan

Across Cumbria local communities, businesses and grassroots organisations are being mobilised to map out ways that they hope will help it become the UK’s first carbon-neutral county. The county has targeted 2037 to decarbonise, an ambition initially supported by £2.5m of national lottery funding, which was awarded last August and will be drip-fed over the […]

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Bleary eyes and chaste kisses at Heathrow as passengers beat air corridor deadline

The glamour of international travel long ago fell victim to baggage searches and belt-removals, retail-saturated terminals, low-cost airlines and long queues at passport control. The arrival of Covid-19, mask-wearing and the fiendish paradox of social distancing on cramped airliners has only added to the generally tedious business of getting from one country to another. Now, […]

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This Music Video Made With Ocean Plastics Is An Ecological Call To Arms

Skies may have looked clearer last year than in 2019 due to COVID-related lockdowns and a drop in air travel. But just because we were all locked inside, doesn’t mean our ecological problems suddenly vanished. Forests around the world continued to get cut down, protected lands continued to be threatened, and that island of plastic […]

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10 of the best virtual travel experiences for 2021

See Amsterdam’s Canal district as never before Starting from their artisanal chocolate shop in the De Wallen red light district, husband-and-wife team Ian and Salomé have devised a tour of Amsterdam that, right now, shows its canals quieter than you’re ever likely to see them in person. The tour is organised through Vancouver-based ToursByLocals, which […]

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15 wellbeing retreats and detox breaks – for better days ahead

The Clover Mill, Worcestershire Reopening in the spring, this ayurveda retreat in a converted 17th-century water mill in the rolling hills near Malvern offers two-, three- and five-night retreats throughout the year that combine ayurveda treatments, meals, nutritional advice and cooking demos with yoga. Its Rest and Digest retreats in particular are aimed at helping […]

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From coral reefs to 4×4 adventures, why sunny Queensland should be top of your post-Covid travel bucket list

BEING in lockdown need not stop you planning a dream holiday. That is why we are taking a closer look at some of our readers’ favourite destinations and seeing what makes them so incredible. Today’s candidate for your first post-vaccination holiday is sunny Queensland in Australia . . .  10 Queensland in Australia is a great choice for your […]

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