From a traditional wine-making family in Austria, Birgit Pfneisz, 26 and her sister, Katrin, 22 broke the mould and located their own venture across the border in Hungary. Shaking off convention, they released their combined talents: Birgit as a vintner and Katrin as a businesswoman. The result: a whole new approach to wine making
‛Go stay somewhere else if you want nice plush hotel carpets’ says Walter Micklethwait, proprietor and host of Inshriach, summing up his attitude towards guesthouse management.
Ten years ago in Cape Town, a group of major players in the tourism industry gathered to discuss the future of a type of tourism that would do no harm, indeed even aim to improve conditions for the ecology and people of the destinations visited. They called this 'Responsible Travel' and the result was the Cape Town Declaration
For most teenagers the moment the school bell rings and summer rolls in, it means parties, non-stop video games, movies, and a time to kick back with friends. But for four teens in Freeport, Maine, spending their summer feeding the hungry and learning to be sustainable farmers, happily redefines their definition of summer fun
A team of cyclists from London will be taking on three stages of the Tour De France in a gruelling challenge through the Alps. The event, called Trois Etapes, is fronted by 2008 Tour de France winner Carlos Sastre and takes place from 29th to 31st July.