The 16 best hikes in the world
Dust off those boots; it is time for a walk. This planet of ours is brimming with incredible ocean views, magnficent wildlife and spectular canyons and there's surely no better way to experience all that than switching off and heading out for a big fat hike. This form of adventuring has been embraced from the moment we began walking upright. There's something for all abilities out there but be sure to do the proper research and planning ahead of time. From epic treks up summits to steady strolls around the coast and historical pilgrimages, read on for our curation of the very best of the best. RECOMMENDED: 🌲 The best national parks in the world🌊 The 15 most spectacular places to swim in the world🏝️ The best beaches in the world🚂 The most incredible train journeys around the world At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
14 sustainable travel companies you can feel good about booking with
Whether you call it eco-travel, green travel, sustainable, ethical or regenerative travel, if you’re an impact-minded traveler concerned about your imprint upon the Earth’s ecosystems and local cultures, you probably want to choose your travel experiences and providers carefully. But being a responsible traveler doesn’t have to be a buzz-kill. Diving unspoiled reefs, hiking remote mountaintops in the world’s best national parks, observing Africa’s big game, building wells in a remote village – the sky is the limit when it comes to where and how travelers engage with destinations in meaningful, exciting ways. The critical link often comes down to the travel company who plans, organises, stages and conducts your trip. So, when it comes time to plan your next purposeful adventure, you won’t go wrong by enlisting the expertise of the following travel companies. From flight-free holidays to ecotourism activities, these are some of the more ethical and environmentally driven players in the global travel business. RECOMMENDED: 12 ways to be a better tourist right now