The Green Traveller

By Richard Hammond

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 ten of the best off-grid places to stay; ten of the best campsites reachable by public transport, ten of the best glampsites; ten of the best hotels with natural swimming pools; ten of the best railway station restaurants; ten of the best citizen science projects; ten of the best foraging courses; ten of the best community-run enterprises

Format: Hardcover
Release Date: 21 Feb 2023
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781911682219

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 Wildlife, National Geographic, The Times, Sunday 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’.