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Ethical Holidays

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Now the summer is in full swing, it is time to turn our attention to our summer holidays. This big decision needs a lot of careful thought and consideration with the ethical and environmental value of the holiday sometimes quite far down the list. But choosing a holiday which is either ethical or green is easier than you think. Here are a few of our favourite ethical holidays…

Head out to one of the friendliest countries in the world and meet some of the workers that benefit from Fair Trade.  Explore Nepal and Kathmandu the capital of this ancient land, you won’t want to leave!

See some of Norway’s most breath taking landscape in one of the most eco-friendly forms of transport.  Take the train around Norway and discover cities and country side without denting your carbon footprint.

Keep the kids entertained and bust with this family activity holiday to a beautiful part of Europe on the Adriatic coast. From canoeing and white water rafting to mountain biking and horse riding there are sure to be an activity to suit every member of the family.

There are some lovely camp sites all around the UK but we love this one in our native Somerset, just down the road from us. The Shepherds Hut Retreat in Crewkerne has a selection of beautiful shepherds huts set around an idyllic lake. Based on a working farm, the huts are made from local timber, powered by solar panels and are fed with filtered spring water.

Another activity for people who can’t sit still, why not take the Eurostar and train down to Montpellier and then keep the family entertained with canoeing, horse riding, mountain biking and a whole host of other activities around the beautiful Gorge d’Ardèche. Camp or stay in the hotel or château  the choices are endless.

Wherever you go for your holiday this year do not forget the little things can make all the difference. Packing light can help save fuel and reducing your use of electricity and air-conditioning really does help the environment. Flights are generally the worse thing about our holidays so where you can, try and avoid it (Trains and ferries are a lot more environmentally friendly). If you do fly, make sure you use one of the many carbon off-setting schemes available. Happy Holidays!

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