The Italian writer Alberto Moravia once described Sana‘a, Yemen as a “Venice of dust.” Since his visit, the streets have been paved with stone, and the dust is less in evidence. And if you look closely enough, you will find gardens thriving within these ancient walls, writes Yemen-based travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith.
Behind the hyper-modernization that it is known for in mainstream media, South Korea is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern, tradition and innovation. This unique Food Sovereignty Tour allows you to explore South Korea’s world-renowned cuisine and the centuries-long struggle of South Korean farmers for land and democracy.
The CAN DO! Trekking for Trash duo, Camilla Howard and Michael Baretta, have reached the halfway point of the their seven month, 3000km trek across South Africa’s shoreline picking up litter and educating local communities about the importance of looking after the environment.
Extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe has set his sights on circumnavigating the Tropic of Capricorn in a bid to raise awareness for I-Saw, a charity that focuses on children with cleft palates and burn scars. To date he has risen over R2.5-million.
If you’re not passionate about the earth, don’t bother to do the 5 hour trip from Cape Town to Forest Edge along the Knysna forest. Although it is a multi-award-winning resort with very well equipped and serviced cottages, this is ultimately a Nature Lovers’ Retreat.
Sacred Earth Retreat, owned by Elizabeth Bardin once again offers a thrilling journey to Peru and Bolivia from 8-22 June 2012.
By raising awareness, Food With A Story hope to shift the choices people make, in turn encouraging more growers, manufacturers and suppliers to improve their ecological footprints.
Today we figured out from first hand experience why Kimberley is known as the city of diamonds. We might not have found a hidden bag of jewels, but what we did find was something far more valuable.
'Many hands make light work'. This idiom was particularly true for the Climate Train on Monday, 7 November, when the entire team came together for a collaborative AMbush (guerrilla gardening) on the corner of Market and George Street, Krugersdorp.
With the costs of fuel rising to ever-depressing heights, the time is right for an alternative option. Luckily, Tata Motors is ready to introduce MiniCAT, the car which runs on compressed air!
My mind was racing back to that first plastic sample we found in the ocean. Clear navy blue water filled with small coloured pieces of plastic. I stood in line at the supermarket, bursting with excitement because I had finally remembered to bring along my own shopping bag.
I am back in South Africa and more than ready to tell everyone about my experience on the Five Gyres expedition from Walvis Bay to Uruguay.
Overseas, sustainable tourism is a booming industry, arising from the fact that today's travellers are prepared to pay more for a greener travel experience.
When I go on holiday, I want to stay in certified green establishments. I have tried, believe me, but have I failed? The last time I was sent an invitation to visit and promote a new so-called green tourism site, I browsed through the list of beautiful places in search of the answer to my obvious question: What makes them green?
Sniffing out, or being sniffed out, by emerging green businesses is one of the most exciting aspects of my job. It reminds me of looking for Easter eggs as a child ' you never know when another unexpected treasure appears in the most unlikely place.
So when I'm called to visit a 'green annex' in town, I jump at the occasion. How green can a section of a hotel be, and what do they mean in this case by green?
When Mark Bleloch, electrical engineer, and a partner purchased a building adjoining the Hollow on the Square in the City centre, with his strong belief in green as an excellent niche, he was determined to redo this building the green and sustainable way.
Holland America Line demonstrates its commitment to responsible environmental practices through a comprehensive fleetwide program that emphasises waste reduction and recycling, compliance with all international environmental guidelines and a decision to incorporate cleaner-burning propulsion technology into the line's new ships. Holland America Line's ships currently meet or exceed all provisions of the international regulations governing the environmental management of marine operations.
The environmentally-aware traveller represents one of the fastest growing niche markets in the tourism, travel and leisure sectors today and this discerning market is set to become one of the key income generators in global tourism over the next decade. For the southern African travel industry, this global trend presents an opportunity for sustainable growth, but this will require tourism professionals to understand the profile of the 'green' traveller and how to meet their expectations as a service, establishment or destination.