Sustainable Travel Guide: Warsaw

This was one of my favourite guides to write! Warsaw is a bustling, vibrant city with an emerging hipster scene (but not in an annoying way). They have heaps of vegan options, cute craft breweries, amazing bike paths and so many parks! The only thing I didn't love about Poland was the weather! It was…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Athens

Athens is a city of rich history, full of ruins and ancient artefacts. I reached Athens in mid August, expecting a bustling tourist hotspot. However it was more like a ghost town. Most of the locals leave Athens for the month of August and go abroad or to the local islands. There were still tourists…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a fascinating place. The war from the 1990s has left challenges for the economy and society. Tourism has become a strong part of their economic recovery and bullet holes still riddle many of the prominent buildings in Sarajevo and other major cities. Although a small population of about 3.5 million people,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Milan

Other than being the fashion capital, Milan is full of side streets with exhibitions, museums, statues and amazing food! I spent a week here exploring the interesting city and getting inspired about how they are creating a city that is ready for future trends including population growth and air pollution. Sustainable Food Around every corner…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Portugal

Portugal has bounced back pretty strongly from the global financial crisis, with employment going from about 16% in the peak to just over 6% today. The streets are bustling with tourists which has great implications for the economy, but challenges for locals. About 20% of their GDP comes from tourism so the country needs tourists,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: London

London...The world's most expensive city... Or at least that is the title I am giving it. I spent about 2 weeks there and had the amazing opportunity to meet with a range of leaders from across the business sector who are committed to driving sustainable change in their work. I also had enough time to…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Berlin

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Where do I even start? On every street corner of Berlin there seems to be a vegan, up-cycled, sustainable, organic and socially responsible shop of some description. I was in heaven!!! Spending just over a week walking through the streets of Berlin and meeting locals, I got a good sense of the sustainability scene. However,…

Sustainable Travel Guide: The Baltics

Over the Easter break, I decided to spend time in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It was a great choice, albeit slightly too cold for me! These countries are known as the Baltic states as they all face the Baltic sea. I arrived into Tallinn, Estonia via Ferry from Helsinki. It is a very convenient 2-hour…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Helsinki

After docking the trusty old 'Viking' ferry, it was time for me to explore my next stop, Helsinki. I battled like nothing else trying to navigate my big blue bag through the cobblestone streets and found myself repeatedly cursing my decision to switch from backpack to wheely suitcase. It was all worth it in the…

Sustainable Travel Guide: Stockholm

'Sometimes we joke that our children are owned by the state and we just borrow them.' A local shared this anecdote with me after telling how his children have to do an annual survey that asks about their food habits at home. If the school deems that they are not eating healthy enough then a…