By Silver Traveller and pharmacist, Dave Harcombe Travelling with an emergency medical kit is no longer an option with tight airport security controls and restrictive luggage allowances, and so the travel and review advice site for the over 50’s, Silver Travel Advisor, has come up with a whole shelf-full of medical remedies that are easily available while away. Just reach for the menu or head for the supermarket
After 60 days of incubation on the beach at W Retreat Bali, 239 green turtle eggs have hatched and been released back into the Indian Ocean. Over the last three months six large green turtles have visited Seminyak Beach to lay their eggs. W Retreat Bali consulted local wildlife groups and were advised to guard the eggs to ensure they weren’t disturbed and once hatched release them back into the sea.
As more Americans are becoming conscious of their effect on the environment and saving energy, towns and cities throughout the country are embodying the green values of their citizens.
Situated in Madagascar on the island of Nosy Komba, the finest island in the Nosy Be archipelago and also known as “Lemur Island”, the 4-star Tsara Komba Luxury Ecolodge hotel proposes luxury holidays and honeymoons in an outstanding, invigorating natural environment with no shortage of excitement and exhilaration, where Africa meets the Indian Ocean.
This issue of Six is all about Adventure. Packed full of ethical fashion and beauty to get you ready for wherever you are heading - whether it is desert, mountains or under the sea! Plus adventure stories from Harriet Lamb of Fairtrade Foundation, Terri Potratz of larry designs, Bruno Pieters of Honest by, as well as essential travel kit of Rose-Marie Swift and some Wise Words from V V Brown. Enjoy!
On average, current estimates for taking a basic gap year are between three and four thousand pounds (GBP), a figure that’s minus project fees, an added cost on the growing number of voluntour schemes. According to Acacia Africa, the latter is now taking precedence, with many gappers leaning towards a more meaningful 12-month travelling stint.
"Burnout" - generally described as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress - became a real issue in the 20th century and continues to be a problem for many today. To help clients break out of the vicious cycle, luxury Italian health resort Alpina Dolomites has created a "Burnout Prevention Retreat", which can be booked between 14 October and 11 November 2012.
Adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is a worthwhile and highly satisfying experience. People who understand, and advocate, the need to make major changes in how the planet is treated by its human inhabitants take significant, and positively rewarding, actions at home and in the workplace.
July is Make Holidays Greener Month, a consumer awareness campaign led by The Travel Foundation which aims to increase the ways that local communities can benefit from our holidays. A pioneer in the world of responsible travel, Sunvil unveils a range of initiatives to help develop sustainable tourism in Greece – from promoting local produce to donating items to orphanages – and reminds us of its eco-friendly work worldwide.
One Off Places is thrilled to announce the launch of La Finca Paradiso, a luxury eco-retreat set on an estate 20,000 square metres of fruitful Spanish gardens, enjoying 360 degree views of the surrounding Sierra Cabrera Mountain Range and the Mediterranean Sea.
Buy souvenirs which benefit you, local people and the environment say industry bodies British holidaymakers could be unwittingly spending up to 10 per cent of their total holiday budget on souvenirs that are illegal, environmentally-damaging or destined to end up in the bin.
One off places recently added the Atlantic Surf Pods to their ‘glamping’ repertoire; so we sent intrepid Westcountry eco-warrior Star Khechara, and partner Louis, off for a mini-break to discover the joy of ‘podding’ - North Devon style: