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It’s “Midsommar”. Visit these places to experience the best of Sweden’s summer

Midsummer is probably one of the most important holidays’ in the Swedish calendar. The holiday originates from agrarian times, where celebrations were held to welcome summer time and the season of fertility. Celebrations typically include large gatherings of family, lunches including pickled herring, boiled potatoes with fresh dill, a grilled dish of some kind, such as spare rib or salmon, …

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5 of the world’s least visited countries and why you should head there

Okay, so we’ve all heard of overtourism and the ill effects it has had on destinations across the world. One of our featured posts with Silvija Rumiha, founder of Zero Waste Bali, highlighted the plastic problem the island of Bali has faced, a large part of it being the result of over-tourism. According to UK tour company Responsible …

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Soul Travel Blog: Travels with conscience

Meet Ellie and Ravi, a British-Indian couple wandering the world and trying to make a positive difference along the way. Through their site, Soul Travel Blog, they share stories of mindful travel and the most inspiring sustainable travel projects they stumble upon along the way! Soul Travel Blog is an inspirational and practical guide to sustainable travel. It’s for people who want …

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Take a train to travel green

Following up from our previous post around ways to make your travel sustainable within a budget, our latest blog post takes a look at travel by trains. In fact over the last weekend, we attended a very popular event hosted by Tågsemester.nu, a growing Swedish portal for train travel holidays. A look at the table below pegging train travel against air …

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Sustainable Life In Action – “Living sustainably is a journey”

Our latest blog guest describes herself as a farmer’s daughter, an activist, an educator, a mentor, an organizer, a person who cares about this place that we inhabit, a member of a community– of many communities actually. A resident of a small midwestern town in Minnesota, Amy Mondloch believes that people can create positive change. And she’s doing it via her …

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I want to travel sustainably BUT can I do it cheaply?

You’ve heard it across various social channels – “Reduce your carbon footprint while traveling”. This may at times trap some into believing that sustainable travel is not easy and may only be for the elite – “I may need to travel in green-cars”, “I need to look for a special kind of eco-friendly boutique hotel”. This could not be farther from the …

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The Fashion Pulpit – Transforming fashion from wasteful to resourceful

On a recent trip to Singapore, a team member at One Planet Rating came across The Fashion Pulpit and was left amazed. This fashion space aims to be a one-stop shop focused at revolutionizing the clothing industry. Not only can one swap clothing for the best selection of pre-loved fashion pieces, one can upcycle and learn fashion tricks, all at one place! We …

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Go Travel and Talk: Building a community to explore, share and impact

In our latest blog, we chat with Cj Sinclair and Maggie Saltiel, the duo at the helm of the team at Go Travel and Talk. This inspiring team is creating a community-driven travel platform that empowers each other to explore, share and make a positive impact in the world. The platform provides detailed travel guides to worldwide destinations, breaking down how to navigate transportation, budget accommodation, …

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Safaris

Featured Activities – Pugdundee Safaris

Pugdundee Safaris is one of India’s leading responsible safari companies. With six intimate wildlife lodges in Central India – the stronghold of Wild Tigers and many bespoke wilderness experiences, it presents the very best of the Indian subcontinent wildlife & hospitality. Starting out It begun in 1986 with a small tented camp at Panna – Ken River Lodge. Between …

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Eco Soul Hostel – London’s first ecological, community hostel

In our latest post we feature Eco Soul Hostel, an upcoming hostel and hub in London dedicated to bringing together people who share values of social change, sustainability and inner wellbeing. In the words of the Founder & Project Coordinator, Noah Walton, “Again and again, we see that staying in a community where people have shared values has the potential to catalyse and inspire people. We’re excited that our …

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