Zoë Smith Travel Articles

 
Inspirational Eco-Friendly Pioneers
Inspirational Eco-Friendly Pioneers These 7 pioneering travelers rode across countries on horseback, sailed the seven seas, cycled the globe or clocked up some impressive distances on foot, becoming an inspiration not only for those of us who dream about expanding our travel horizons but for everyone who frets that the only way to bear the weight of their carbon footprints is to stay home.
10 Fuel-free Adventure Activities
10 Fuel-free Adventure Activities Whether they get your adrenaline levels soaring or simply offer a unique way to explore the sights, these 10 adventure activities offer mind-boggling heights and break-neck speeds without a drop of fuel in sight.
6 Ways to Stop the Excuses & Make Eco-friendly Travel Easy
6 Ways to Stop the Excuses & Make Eco-friendly Travel Easy Here are 6 of the mostly commonly used excuses for an escalating carbon footprint, and some hassle free ways to stop feeling guilty and make eco-friendly travel easy.
8 of the Best ‘Live Like a Local’ Experiences
8 of the Best ‘Live Like a Local’ Experiences From studying Islam in Turkey to helping out in the rice paddies in rural Indonesia or bedding down in a yak-hair tent with Tibetan nomads, here are 8 of the world’s best "live like a local" experiences.
10 Best Horse Treks Around the World
10 Best Horse Treks Around the World Whether you’re scaling the heights of the Inca Trail, blazing a trail along virgin desert plains, galloping along white sand beaches or riding alongside game on a horseback safari, horse trekking offers an exhilarating and environmentally sustainable way to explore some of the world’s most incredible landscapes.
10 Activities for Animal Loving Travelers
10 Activities for Animal Loving Travelers Whether trekking with llamas in New Zealand, searching for the elusive tiger in India, or learning to gallop the plains like a real-life cowboy, these 10 adventures will get you up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible wildlife.
10 Festivals that Celebrate Local Produce
10 Festivals that Celebrate Local Produce From sampling witchetty grubs at New Zealand’s Wildfood Festival to mud sliding in South Korea or munching on oyster tacos to celebrate the Californian oyster harvest, these 10 festivals are some of the world’s most unique celebrations of local produce.
Paradise on a Budget: Eco Retreats that Won’t Break the Bank
Paradise on a Budget: Eco Retreats that Won’t Break the Bank From a detox and yoga retreat in Thailand to Mexican eco-casitas and even a Hawaiian surf camp, here are 8 eco-conscious resorts where you won’t have to max out the credit card.
10 of Europe’s Most Eco-Friendly Cities
10 of Europe’s Most Eco-Friendly Cities From free bicycle rentals, hybrid taxi-cabs, and bustling farmer’s markets to inner city renewable energy zones, these 10 cities top the rankings when it comes to Europe’s most eco-friendly cities.
8 Ways to Get Up Close to Sustainable Beverage Makers
8 Ways to Get Up Close to Sustainable Beverage Makers There's a lot of talk these days about eating organic, local and sustainable food. But what about your favorite drinks? These eight beverage makers know a thing or two about sustainable practices, and the best thing is, their doors are open to visitors.