New, Free, Eco-Travel Magazine
Steph Ashman and Joe Hayhow, two young eco warriors from the green village of Chew Magna, launch Bello Mundo, a new travel magazine in a new format with a new attitude. A free rich media virtual magazine solely dedicated to the concept of Sus Travel.
Like organic food, Sus Travel is not only better for you – free of artificial colouring, tastier, authentic, real – it is also better for the Earth, and in the long run for all of us. Currently known by a confusing profusion of names that sound strictly commercial, we decided to coin our own with the accent on sustainability and the accumulated wisdom of well-informed travellers.
Co-founder Steph Ashman tells Natural Matters how it all began:
“While others blew their student loans exploring the alien culture of student life, we blew ours exploring the world beyond the campus walls only to witness the often destructive impact tourism can have. Why does the shade of natural fauna have to be replaced by more shady hotel chains? Why do towns once bustling with locals have to become overcrowded resorts rammed with tourist attractions?
In this era of greener living we want to make sure our ecological footprints don’t tread on the colourful history, unique environment and distinctive culture of the places we love to visit.
Disappointed by the lack of independent, incisive, detailed information - the kind of inspiration and advice that can’t be relegated to the page of a brochure, confined to a text box in a guidebook or discussed in the occasional article, the kind usually provided by a dedicated, specialist magazine - we set about creating our own.”
“Bello Mundo is written by Sus Travellers, for Sus Travellers. We want to inspire people to enjoy the world without spoiling it for everyone else, to support those who seek to preserve it and expose those who don’t. It is a magazine for travellers not tourists, for those who want to venture outside the confines of a resort, put something back when they travel as well as take something with them. It is for those who realise that enriching the lives of locals, the economy and the environment will only enrich the experience for themselves.”
So Sus it out! Explore the Australian outback, lounge in eco-luxury in Dubai, rescue sea turtles in Brazil, dive pristine reef in the Red Sea, mountain bike in Bulgaria, uncover the heritage of Eastern Europe, take a bus ride from Kathmandu or a 10,000km expedition across rural Russia and get on board, before we all miss the boat and one more pristine stretch of coastline becomes another Costa del Sol.
Visit www.SusTravel.co.uk to download the magazine, catch up on all the latest Sus Travel news, reviews and events, swap stories with like-minded Sus Travellers, post photos and show us where your foot’s been. It’s free, because that’s how it should be.
Sus Travel does more than promote the image of a perfect world. It takes you there.
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