Of all the many delicious dishes I enjoyed in Sri Lanka last summer, it’s the meals at Tamarind Gardens homestay, in the dry-zone near to Kandy, that really stand out. Partly because it was here that, by hanging around the kitchen and watching the cooks at work, I got a better idea of the ingredients, flavours and techniques that go to make Sri Lanka’s most popular dishes… Continue reading
Having cycled 34 miles last weekend without even meaning to (after getting rather lost in-between Richmond and Wimbledon), we decided that this weekend we’d try to cycle even further.
Intending to stray outside the M25 for the first time, I invested in a proper National Cycle Network map of Central Sussex and South Surrey, and planned a route from Redhill train station, near Reigate, down to Brighton: a not-too-shabby 37 miles in all… Continue reading
[This blog first appeared on ttgdigital.com]
National Geographic claimed earlier this year that Yasuni National Park in Ecuador may be the most biodiverse place on earth. But it’s not a crown Ecuador will wear for long, if a Peruvian conservation organisation has anything to do with it.
Crees is a charitable foundation based in the Manu region of Peru’s rainforest, where visitors can see conservation research and sustainable community development in action. In May, staff and volunteers at Crees plan to undertake their very… Continue reading
The gigantic Atlantis mega-resort in the Bahamas is not somewhere I’d normally choose to stay, but when I found myself there for a recent tourism conference, I was pleasantly surprised to learn how much conservation work is done by its team of marine experts.
Giant aquariums filled with fish, coral and sea mammals form an integral part of the resort, which is themed on the legend of the sunken city of Atlantis. I’m not sure I… Continue reading
My feature on Jarvis Smith’s family trip to Australia, including crocodiles, koalas and eco-conscious hotels. From Green magazine, Spring 2012… Continue reading
My blog on a new series of car-free walks in Shropshire is now live on Greentraveller.co.uk
The daily blogs I wrote while in South Africa earlier this year are now live on the Telegraph.co.uk site… Click here to read about my six days of training to be a safari guide, and 24 action-packed hours in Johannesburg.
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Blogs from my recent trip to the New Forest are now live on Greentraveller.co.uk, as part of an in-depth guide to sustainable tourism in the New Forest district:
A Q&A with Anthony Climpson OBE, tourism manager of the New Forest
Canoeing in the New Forest
My interview with Anthony Climpson OBE (tourism destination manager for New Forest District Council) is now live on Greentraveller.co.uk – which has this week launched a sustainable tourism guide to the New Forest. Read it here
My review of Primrose Valley Hotel in St Ives, Cornwall, is now live on greentraveller…click to read the full review
Primrose Valley is just one of the hotel’s featured on the St Ives tourist board’s new iPhone app. It features nine places to stay, lots of bars and restaurants, things to do and sites of interest, and lots of useful contact details for trains, taxis, boat hire and more – all pinpointed on the an interactive map… Continue reading