As the world grapples with the effects of climate change and the global population becomes ever more clued-up about our impact on the environment, it’s hardly surprising that talk is swiftly turning towards how to travel more sustainably. Whether you’re planning to reduce your carbon footprint in 2020, want to make more environmentally-friendly travel choices or are just ready to become a more socially conscious traveller full stop, we’ve pulled together a list of the very best destinations for an eco-savvy city break.
Romantic getaways often tell the same story: you might think that gliding down the Grand Canal on a gondola or taking photos in front of the Eiffel Tower are the ultimate in city-break romance, and why wouldn’t you? And yet, there are plenty of romantic destinations in Europe you probably haven’t ever thought of jetting off to, for a break from the tourist-filled chart-toppers without compromising on the love factor.
Joining the solo travel tribe may seem a little daunting, but it means discovering the treasures of the world exactly the way you want to – it’s the greatest form of self-indulgence. You can make new friends or be left in total peace, you can explore at your own pace and you can eat whatever cuisine you fancy, whenever you like. Whether it’s an action-packed trip of a lifetime or a laid-back city sojourn, these are the top destinations you should explore to master the art of solo travel.
Nothing compares to the freedom of hitting the open road, and with these nine incredible drives, you’ll get to witness some of the most jaw-dropping beauty in the world – all at your own pace. So, get yourself a sweet ride and explore the roads, from stunning coastal trails in Europe to bewildering salt flats in South America.
Contrary to the evidence of many light-pocketed tourists leaving Sin City, a trip to extravagant, flamboyant, downright infamous Las Vegas doesn’t have to entail spending the weekend sat at a blackjack table counting your losses. There are literally thousands of things to do in and around Vegas, and the iconic strip is truly just the beginning.
Once known as a place of all-night partying, the Balearic island of Mallorca has long since shaken its booze-fuelled reputation and has transformed into a wellness lover’s best kept secret synonymous with nature, health food and rustic beach living. Sound like your cup of tea? We’ve rounded up some of the best wellness activities this enchanting isle has in store.
Take it back to basics, before the skyscrapers of Bangkok and the oxygen tanks for deep sea-diving, and venture north to Thailand’s second city, Chiang Mai. Discover a land of temples, jungles, ruins and mountains, of festivals and celebrations – and, of course, markets. The former capital of the Lan Na kingdom, Chiang Mai has stayed true to its heritage whilst embracing the modernism of today.