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The Green Traveller

Conscious adventure that doesn't cost the earth

Richard Hammond



ISBN: 9781911682219

Price: £ 18.99

Publication date: 5 May 2022

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

A knowledgeable and inspiring guide to help you avoid the greenwashing and plan responsible, low impact adventures

Travel is an intrinsic part of many of our lives. The places we visit and the experiences we have become part of our identity. Today, we are increasingly aware of the negative impacts our travel can have, and a cultural shift towards living more consciously and responsibly means many of us are reassessing our travel priorities. The knowledge that air travel is bad for the environment isn’t new, but it has long been considered a ‘necessary evil’.

Fortunately, in this new carbon-conscious era, consumer demand is seeing real change in the industry. New, faster and more comfortable rail and ferry services are making cross-continental travel easy and enjoyable, while many hotels and tour operators are improving their credentials and actively facilitating local conservation and community projects. With so many factors to consider and so much greenwashing to avoid, travellers need a knowledgeable guide to lead them through the issues and inspire them with practical ideas and itineraries.

Why the future of travel is, and must be, green
Planning for a green trip:
guide to low carbon transport in the UK and across to Europe and beyond; how to know if a hotel is genuinely green; how to pack, book a green hotel and be a greener guest;
Guides for the green traveller: including car-free travel; watersports (in, on and below the water); active winter; wildlife watching; rewilding; heritage holidays; slow travel; long distance journeys; and positive impact adventures
Spread breakers: including 10 of the best off-grid places to stay; 10 of the best campsites reachable by public transport, 10- of the best glampsites; 10 of the best hotels with natural swimming pools; 10 of the best railway station restaurants; 10 of the best citizen science projects; 10 of the best foraging courses; 10 of the best community-run enterprises


Richard Hammond is a writer, filmmaker and founder of the award-winning travel website He was previously the Guardian’s eco travel correspondent, Editor of Green Hotelier and Travel Editor of National Geographic GREEN and has written about sustainable tourism for a wide range of publications, including BBC WildlifeNational GeographicThe TimesSunday Times Travel Magazine, and Geographical – the magazine of The Royal Geographical Society (of which he is a fellow). Richard has written several books about sustainable travel, including Green Places to Stay (Sawdays) and he was co-author of Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World (Rough Guides). He was the consultant to the Guardian Green Travel Guide and for the Travel Channel’s series ‘How to Holiday Greener’.