SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL IDEAS AND EUROPEAN RAIL ADVENTURES FROM REISEDEPESCHEN — RECOMMENDED BY AIDA BAGHERNEJAD
Few things beat a trip away. But as I sit on an Italian piazza licking my gelato, I feel a pang of guilt: shouldn’t I be travelling in a smarter way – one that protects the climate and tames gentrification? Enter Berlin publishing house Reisedepeschen, who have the solution on a page. They’ve just published two books which, besides giving you endless wanderlust, offer practical tips for travelling sensibly. Gute Reise: Handbuch für nachhaltiges Reisen by Jacqueline Albers is a must-have guide to sustainable travel while Europa mit dem Zug: Geheimtipps von Freunden from Cindy Ruch is a collection of some of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe. With attractive illustrations and tips on behavior and insider tips that are as helpful as they are practical, both volumes make you want to explore – inspiring you to dream even when you’re not on the go. For journeys closer to home, the lovingly-designed Spielplatzguide Berlin from the same publisher has been updated and expanded again for the second edition.
Text: Aida Baghernejad / Photos: Laura Droße & Reisedepeschen
Aida Baghernejad, who can’t believe she’s been living in Berlin for 13 years, is an award-winning cultural journalist.
Gute Reise: Handbuch für nachhaltiges Reisen (2021, 192 pages, German); Europa mit dem Zug: Geheimtipps von Freunden (2021, 192 pages, German); Spielplatzguide Berlin (2021, 2nd Edition, 192 pages, German)
You can order all three from Reisedepeschen.