Louise is a multi-award-winning freelance travel writer who's passionate about simple, sustainable travel. Originally from Sydney, she now lives and writes by the sea in northern NSW, Australia. She’s the author of three books: Japan: A Working Holiday Guide; Surf’s Up: The Girl’s Guide to Surfing; and Adventures on Earth. Follow her nature-based adventures on No Impact Girl.
14 Articles published
With the new year comes fresh opportunities to travel more responsibly. Discover new wildlife initiatives, innovations in transport, and eco-friendly tours that benefit the traveler as well as the planet.
Swimming ranks as one of the most popular activities for travelers worldwide, but unfamiliar waters come with risks. Here are our tips to keep you safe.
How Intrepid Travel is helping to decarbonize the global travel industry under Global Environmental Impact Manager, Dr. Susanne Etti.
Staying up-to-date with the latest sustainability terms can ensure we’re all on the same page and may even broaden our ideas of what the future of travel could look like.
From quiet parks and silent hikes to quiet hotel rooms and train carriages, quiet travel is on the rise, reconnecting us to an ancient, intuitive way of experiencing the world.
How can we make sure we act appropriately when visiting places with customs different to ours – and what even is cultural appropriation anyway?
Tourism pledges help us do the right thing when we travel, and understand what “the right thing” is for a destination, but do they really change attitudes and behaviors? And how can we as travelers help make pledges more effective?
When it comes to accommodation, small is beautiful – and eco-friendly. Here is a range of pint-size options with tiny carbon footprints to match.
More than just leaving a place better than you found it, regenerative travel offers a new way to think about and experience the world.
Contrary to popular belief, sustainable stays don’t have to be expensive. In fact there are more budget eco-options than ever before.
It’s not where we go but how we travel that matters. Here’s how to choose an ethical tour operator for your next trip.
From cabins in the woods to leisurely stays in the world’s great cities, ‘slow travel’ can be better for us and the planet.
Is it ever OK to ride camels when we’re traveling, and how can we ensure we’re not harming them in any way?