108 The Green List

Discover the champions of sustainable travel, as we pick the countries, projects, regions, stays and cities that are making the world a greener place for us to experience, and why we can all play our role in helping to support those destinations actively making a difference

133 Green Transport

How to lower your footprint and still see the wonders of the world

136 Green Sleeps

From off-grid escapes that generate their own power to zero-waste country houses with their own closed composting systems -these are the stays going the extra mile

144 Green Escapes

We pick some of the best trips that offer you a chance to have an adventure and give something back; plus, meet the tour operators supporting the communities and villages in which they work



The ghosts of old civilisations scatter Algeria, but the North African nation is very much writing its own story now 152 lstria, Croatia

Cycling the Croatian section

of the Parenzana railway trail reveals medieval hilltop villages, Roman ruins and the last few vestiges of Venetian rule

172 Sustainable Costa Rica

Plot your next green getaway in Costa Rica, where there are

plenty of opportunities to lighten

your footprint and make a positive impact while you travel


190 World Heritage

The USA's Mississippi river runs through or alongside ten states, but its five UNESCO-listed sites are what has caught our eye

192 European Break

Bag a car-free escape in the twin capitals of Spain's Canary Islands -two cities linked by a fast ferry, an abundance of culture and the spirit of carnaval

198 Urban Spotlight

Chandigarh is a city born in the wake of India's 1947 partition, but few know this Modernist metropĀ­olis was the dream of one man

204 British Break

The tiny Welsh city of St Davids is best known for its cathedral, but a wealth of green escapes now invite you to see it in a new light

210 Top Guide

Papua New Guinea guide Joseph Tano on how he turned his love of flora and birds into a career