Even if you’re doing your best to avoid flying, chances are that most of us are going to end up on a plane at some point. It’s become so ingrained in our lifestyles in developed countries (and now in some … Continue reading How to make flying more eco-friendly, if you really have to fly
When I first heard about the zero-waste movement, years ago now, my reaction was a little scornful. It was an article in the newspaper. (Yes, a real newspaper, it was that long ago.) A lady in a tasteful (expensive) house … Continue reading Is this zero flight living?
I write less on here than I’d like about not flying. Which is, after all, ostensibly the focus of this blog. I suspect that this is not least because it’s hard for me to talk about something that’s so confronting … Continue reading Will you join me?
We choose to travel without flying. It’s an unpopular choice. Most of our friends and family regularly use planes. Other travellers we meet along the way have almost all come by plane. Sometimes it can feel we’ve made outcasts of ourselves, yet we stick to our guns. This may baffle you.
I’m going to try and explain. Continue reading “Why we don’t fly, and why it’s hard to talk about it”
Climate change just opened a gateway to the underworld in Siberia Absurd headlines notwithstanding, it’s saddening to read about such an visible sign that our climate is changing, in the most pristine part of the world we’ve visited on our … Continue reading Vice article: melting permafrost in Siberia
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how a blanket ban on flying doesn’t necessarily make our trip greener, it still requires thought. One thing we’ve been ‘failing’ at recently is using disposable plastics, particularly plastic bottles. We’re pretty good at minimising waste at home, but it’s a bit trickier on the road. Here’s some inspiration for us: travelling without using disposable plastic is absolutely possible. Continue reading How to Travel Without Using Disposable Plastics
I’m going to eat my words. Ready? The worlds largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem This cropped up on my radar (who am I kidding, my facebook newsreel) this morning. Southampton, the place where I was born, incidentally, … Continue reading An apology: why we’re giving up cruising before we start