It's true... I've emerged from the rock I've been hiding under this past weekend to bring you the latest in green travel news, as well as an apology for my severe lack of posts. (A slight stomach bug... no major worries.)
Now, to satisfy your eco cravings, the announcement of a new book, published in the UK by Markam Publishing. Written by Laura Burgess, editor and blogger of http://www.ecoescape.org/, this new paperback - Eco Escape: UK - offers up 208 pages of "landscape, attractions, foods and dwellings," highlighting the art of slow travel with a complete Slow Travel Toolkit.
As you may have guessed by the ever-present colon in the title, this is the first of a new series of travel guides that will celebrate escapism "closer to home." You can expect to see the following guides released this year:
Ireland (May 2008)
Islands of Britain (September 2008)
Budgets and Backpacks (September 2008)
Says Burgess, "ecoescape begins at home. It's about reconnecting to familiar places - our cities, villages, birthplace or countries - and finding ways to escape that we may never have realised were there. We also want to discover new spaces to think and breathe. ecoescape helps you find ways to get off-grid at home and further afield without sacrificing the quality of travel experience or the potential to relax and escape everyday life."