As travel hungry tourists, how can we keep our negative impact on the world around us to a minimum? Whilst I think travel is so important for widening horizons, I am always super-aware that it can have a detrimental impact on the environment if taken carelessly. In an effort to be a more mindful, eco friendly traveller, these are the simple steps that I take every time I leave Blighty and hop on a plane.

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Keen on supporting small, local businesses? Care about provenance and traceability? Looking to reduce your food miles? You won’t go far wrong with any of these.

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It’s been a busy month for Cardiff when it comes new openings – we can now add drinking super-strong cocktails in secret speakeasy bars like The Dead Canary, and eating curried goat at Turtle Bay to our list of things to try. However, my unexpected front-runner in the recent new arrivals list is The Stable, situated at the bottom of the massive Admiral building behind St David’s shopping centre.

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I’ve been meaning to visit Humble By Nature working farm in Monmouth for absolutely ages. I finally made it last week thanks to a press trip with porc.wales, and it turned out to be the perfect setting for learning all about the pig farming industry in Wales.

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