Higher Ground

Higher Ground : How to Travel Responsibly Without Roughing It

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Everybody loves a holiday but we often don't consider the effect our travel has on the environment and the communities we visit. We need to travel more responsibly, but no-one wants to wear a hair shirt or live on tofu. This comprehensive guide to ethical travel shows how you can enjoy your holiday in comfort and help save the planet at the same time, without it costing an arm and a leg. Explaining the global concerns, the pros and cons to carbon-offsetting and other initiatives, and the best way to be a socially responsible traveller, this book shows how you can travel responsibly and still enjoy a fun, fulfilling trip.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753513625
  • 9780753513620

About Rhiannon Batten

Rhiannon Batten has written for the Independent as well as the Observer, Elle and She magazines. She has been writing about travel for the past decade.show more

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"A great new book" * Independent * "Comprehensive...great reading for eco-warriors" * Scotsman *show more

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Planning your next beach break or a trip around the world, but worried about the footprint you'll leave behind? Never fear - it really is possible to travel responsibly in style. Here's how! This is the ultimate practical guide to environmentally friendly, socially responsible, fun and fulfilling travel. Full of advice and information on everything from packing and planning to carbon offsetting and choosing souvenirs, it is the perfect travel companion for anyone with itchy feet. With Rhiannon Batten's help, the only footprint you'll leave behind will be in the sand! Includes tips on: Finding the ideal ethically run retreat, hotel or campsite Treading softly in local communities wherever you go Choosing your equipment to ensure it ticks all the (ethical) boxes Ensuring your package holiday is as green and socially clean as possible Rhiannon Batten has been a travel writer for the past decade and her writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Independent, the Observer, Elle and She magazines. 'Comprehensive ... great reading for eco-warriors' Scotsmanshow more

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"A great new book"show more

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