Mark Bibby Jackson

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.
Walking Tour of Potsdam Germany and Sanssouci Park

Walking Tour of Potsdam Germany and Sanssouci Park

Mark Bibby Jackson stops off at Potsdam Germany on his way to Berlin, and falls in love with the wide-open spaces of Sanssouci Park. There is something wonderfully rewarding about…

Tromsø Norway: Reindeer and Northern Lights

Tromsø Norway: Reindeer and Northern Lights

Mark Bibby Jackson concludes his trip through Norway from Bergen to Fjærland in the city of Tromsø in the Arctic Circle where he follows the Northern Lights, watches a reindeer…

Fjærland Fjord Norway and a Ride on the Flåm Railway

Fjærland Fjord Norway and a Ride on the Flåm Railway

On his journey through Norway from Bergen to Tromsø, Mark Bibby Jackson discovers an unexpected pleasure in Fjærland, Fjord Norway, and rides the Flåm Railway. Sometimes it is the unexpected…

Farai Chimba: Involving the Community in Sustainability

Farai Chimba: Involving the Community in Sustainability

Mark Bibby Jackson talks with Farai Chimba, President of Climate Friendly Travel Registry (CFTR) member, the Hospitality Association of Zimbabwe about sustainable travel. “Sustainability is about how you involve the…

Bergen Norway Things to Do in Winter

Bergen Norway Things to Do in Winter

Mark Bibby Jackson discovers the vast array of things to do in Bergen Norway during winter, from its great gastronomy to rich culture and trolls! It is not very often…

DUKES London Hotel Review

DUKES London Hotel Review

Mark Bibby Jackson stays at DUKES London Hotel in St James and has a brush with 007 while enjoying a vegan afternoon tea. One of the great features of staying…

5 Fantastic Festivals in Colombia 2023

5 Fantastic Festivals in Colombia 2023

Colombia is a fascinating and colourful country to visit, with a rich history and wide culture. There are a number of festivals in the South American country throughout the year…

Things To Do in Dublin in 48 Hours

Things To Do in Dublin in 48 Hours

Mark Bibby Jackson discovers the sustainable things to do in Dublin, many of which are free. Since I have been writing about sustainable tourism, I have been struck by how…

5 Things To Do in Toulouse France in Two Days

5 Things To Do in Toulouse France in Two Days

Is Toulouse worth visiting? Mark Bibby Jackson visits the fourth largest city in France, and stands in awe at the Halle de la Machine before making a pastel fabric in…

Room2 Chiswick : Net Zero Hometel

Room2 Chiswick : Net Zero Hometel

Mark Bibby Jackson chats with Melisa Gooding, Sustainability Specialist, Lamington Group that owns the net zero room2 Chiswick hometel in London.  Can you briefly explain how the room2 brand came…

Murderous Things To Do in Essex

Murderous Things To Do in Essex

Thinking of things to do in Essex this weekend? Mark Bibby Jackson takes the short trip to Essex to land in a bit of a pickle as he is charged…

The Future of Tourism is Positive

The Future of Tourism is Positive

Mark Bibby Jackson looks forward to 2023, predicting the future of tourism could be positive, albeit that we have to be conscious of its negative impacts. My New Year’s Resolution…

Where to Travel for Veganuary 2023

Where to Travel for Veganuary 2023

Whether it is for ethical reasons or health, increasingly large numbers of people are turning towards veganism. According to the Veganuary website 620,000 people tried being vegan last January, from…

Regeneration in Hoge Kempen National Park Limburg

Regeneration in Hoge Kempen National Park Limburg

Mark Bibby Jackson visits the Rivierpark Maasvallei and Hoge Kempen National Park in Limburg, Belgium to discover the regeneration of the former industrial region. It was in Germany while visiting…

Gilpin Lake House, Lake District

Gilpin Lake House, Lake District

Mark Bibby Jackson takes a break at the Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in the Lake District and receives a Michelin Star experience. There is something about the Lake District…

11 Things To Do in Barbados

11 Things To Do in Barbados

When people consider Barbados holidays they probably think of sun and sand – and perhaps rum – but while you can find all three in abundance in the tropical Caribbean…

Unearthing Sustainable Barbados Tourism

Unearthing Sustainable Barbados Tourism

For most visitors Barbados is an island of beaches and possibly rum, but there is so much more to the country as Mark Bibby Jackson discovers investigating sustainable Barbados tourism…

Seeing Stars in Trentino in the Italian Alps

Seeing Stars in Trentino in the Italian Alps

Mark Bibby Jackson goes stargazing and trekking in Trentino in the Italian Alps, and visits the Forest of Violins as well as Trento Italy. It was 5.45 am when Arild…

Vienna House Andel’s Berlin Review

Vienna House Andel’s Berlin Review

Mark Bibby Jackson checks into the Vienna House Andel’s Berlin and checks out its sustanability credentials. Walking up from the S-Bahn station along Landsberger Allee, there is one building that…

Cayuga Collection : Keeping It Local

Cayuga Collection : Keeping It Local

Mark Bibby Jackson talks with Hans Pfister the President and Co-Founder of the Cayuga Collection of sustainable luxury hotels and lodges in Central America. Location, location, location used to be…

Keeping It Local in the Wilder Kaiser Austria

Keeping It Local in the Wilder Kaiser Austria

Mark Bibby Jackson travels to the Wilder Kaiser in Austria where he detects a very local approach to sustainable tourism. As I arrive in the Wilder Kaiser I notice the…

FREA : Zero Waste Vegan Restaurant in Berlin

FREA : Zero Waste Vegan Restaurant in Berlin

On his recent trip to the German capital Mark Bibby Jackson visits FREA, a vegan restaurant in Berlin that has taken cuisine to the next level becoming a zero waste…