Month: October 2018

Let’s Ride: Cycling together to ‘Share the miles’

Our previous blog post detailed one of the best ways you could explore a place – walking. A close second would have to be cycling. We recently met up with the HSBC UK Participation Programmes Officer at Scottish Cycling Melanie Toner. Melanie supports the development of the Let’s Ride programmes in Scotland – Breeze and Ride Social. Breeze supports more women to …

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New Athens Free Tour: A walk-through Greek history and mythology

Planning a trip to Greece? Make Athens your first stop. With a recorded history spanning over 3400 years, it is one of the world’s oldest cities and can be a great way for you to soak in the socio-cultural ecstasy the country offers. Like many of our featured bloggers have suggested, one of the best ways to experience new …

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The Wise Travellers: Sharing a mindful way of travel

Meet Tiago and Sandrina in our latest post. Tiago is a web designer and videographer and Sandrina a writer and photographer from Portugal. Their love for travel and nature, an eagerness to know other countries and other cultures, drove them to create something mindful – a platform to raise awareness of people of the environment and promote responsible ways of travel. So future generations can enjoy our planet …

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Vote to see One Planet Rating at the UN Climate Change Conference

Dear friends and followers, We have fantastic news. One Planet Rating has been selected as one of 20 finalists out of a field of over 300 applicants in the Global Youth Video Competition hosted by the UNDP. We are competing in the category for sustainable development goal number 12 – Sustainable Consumption. We need your help to win so we get invited …

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Earth Below Girls: Come and find the perfect destination for a girls getaway

Meet Jay from the Earth Below Girls who quit her job and left New York to indulge in her three loves – eating, drinking and traveling. Her travels have seen her live in some of the most prominent cities across the world, and also far-off places she only dreamt of. By way of her blog, Jay wants to inspire others by being living proof that you …

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Zero Waste Palestine: Adopting a zero-waste lifestyle in a non-zero-waste friendly environment

It’s amazing to come across stories across the world of individuals striving to make a difference. And we’ve seen many such on our platform. Our latest is from the Palestine, where Najla via her blog Zero Waste Palestine, shares a personal journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle in a non-zero-waste friendly environment. She is attempting to raise awareness among people …

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The Wandering Scholar: More than just a travel scholarship

In today’s post we feature a non-profit with a mission is to make international education opportunities accessible to low-income high school students. Founded in 2009 by Shannon O’Halloran Keating and Tamara Walker, The Wandering Scholar makes international travel opportunities accessible to high schoolers from underrepresented backgrounds, empowering them to become engaged, globally competent citizens. Here’s a quick chat we had …

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Crowded Planet: Meet the couple that’s ‘finding nature everyday’

Meet Margherita and Nick, a writer and photographer from Italy and Australia, long-term travellers and lovers of nature, wildlife and the outdoors. What started out in 2014 as a way to share their best travel tips and stories with friends after nearly a decade of backpacking together, their blog ‘The Crowded Planet‘ has grown in popularity with nature and adventure travel seekers. They write about ‘traditional’ nature …

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