Destinations

Over the past 20 – 30 years due to the availability of information on the internet and the subsequent massive growth of social media the world out there is familiar – we feel we know it.  We have all seen David Attenborough’s encounter with gorillas, or videos and photographs of the Northern Lights or inside the pyramids of Giza….our bucket list overflows with the experiences of others.

Many of us are no longer happy with the package holidays to the Costa Brava (for us Brits anyway!) that typified travel for the generations before us. We want to experience all the things we have seen on TV or the internet (or shared by fellow travellers) for ourselves. We want to meet the people who live in the places we visit and experience their culture, learn about their history, sample the local cuisine, appreciate their wildlife and more………..

If you are one such traveler (like myself) you will want to know more, read more, and explore more. And we want to do it in a way that is sustainable and responsible ensuring that our visit does not negatively impact the people or the environment.

Sustainable travel is an  area which I (and many others) are becoming more conscious of and whilst yes I have included guides to some UNESCO World Heritage Sites I am aware that tourism is having a considerable impact on some of them.  Its a fact that not enough designated sites have tourism management plans in place at present.

If you are traveling where possible use companies that have socially and environmentally responsible practices. For example those who respect and work with the local community and invest in preserving the culture, nature, wildlife etc. Also consider what you can do to support the area – visit local markets, employ local guides, respect the area (do not litter/enter restricted areas)

I am also a huge advocate for train travel. Whilst I understand that often restrictions on our time make traveling to destinations by air more practical it is a fact that rail travel is more environmentally friendly (and more fun!)

My destination guides will help you plan your next trip with a focus on authentic and sustainable travel to European, Australian, North American, African and Asian destinations!

A 3 Day Itinerary for Vancouver Canada

A 3 Day Itinerary for Vancouver Canada

  This  ‘3 day itinerary for Vancouver’ post was updated in March 2019   If you only have 3 days in Vancouver and you want to fit …
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Top 10 things to do in Vancouver in summer

Top 10 things to do in Vancouver in summer

  (This post about things to do in Vancouver in summer was updated in March 2019)   The beautiful coastal city of Vancouver on the …
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Top 10 tips to make the most of your Tasmania trip

Top 10 tips to make the most of your Tasmania trip

  Are you planning a trip to the beautiful island of Tasmania? With fantastic scenery, beautiful beaches, a huge wilderness to explore and delicious …
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Top 10 things to do in Victoria Canada

Top 10 things to do in Victoria Canada

(This post about things to do in Victoria Canada was updated in 2019)   Victoria is the capital of the Canadian Province of British Colombia …
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Essential tips and things to know when visiting Venice (including 2 maps)

Essential tips and things to know when visiting Venice (including 2 maps)

This post was updated in 2019 The beautiful city of Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy and features on many bucket …
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Tasmania road trip (plus a detailed itinerary of things to do in Tasmania)

Tasmania road trip (plus a detailed itinerary of things to do in Tasmania)

Are you planning a Tasmania road trip?  We have recently returned from a 12 day road trip around Tasmania and in this post I will …
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