Inspira Santa Marta: eco-chic hotel in the heart of Lisbon

Inspira Santa Marta: eco-chic hotel in the heart of Lisbon

Lisbon is a fabulous city to visit for a shortbreak, as I recently discovered for myself, and being further south than most European cities, the mild weather makes it an excellent choice for an out of season escape. I’d never been before and while I was eager to explore the city, my main reason for being there was to learn about the sustainability and corporate responsibility policies of a very special hotel, the Inspira Santa Marta.

From a cave hotel in Turkey to the ultimate in luxury in St Moritz

From a cave hotel in Turkey to the ultimate in luxury in St Moritz

We all love a bit of luxury, but there is so much more to making a hotel really memorable. I recently asked 5 well-respected travel bloggers what were their favourite luxury, boutique or eco chic hotels. They replied with a very interesting mix, from the ultimate in luxury to something a little more unusual.

5 favourite eco-chic holiday homes

5 favourite eco-chic holiday homes

Holidaying in a ‘green’ way used to mean camping in a field surrounded by cow manure. How times have changed! The emergence of eco-chic holiday homes means that now you can play your part, respecting the planet, whilst relaxing in comfortable or even luxurious surroundings. Here’s five of our favourites…

Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

Top 5 Central & South American Eco Resorts

Top 5 Central & South American Eco Resorts

Central and South America’s diversity of wildlife is simply breathtaking as is the natural beauty of its landscapes and the warmth of its people. Here are 5 of the best environmentally friendly and responsible ways to enjoy these magical lands in style.

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