No fly holidays
As people have become more aware of their own carbon footprint demand for no-fly holidays has increased. The number of options are increasing and in some surprising ways.
Newhaven Ferry – www.newhavenferryport.co.uk
In the 1980s the local papers often gave away £1 when daytrips to Dieppe. It’s not quite so easy now but access to the continent is still available on our doorstep.
Interrail – www.interrail.eu
Interrail gives you the chance to roam freely on Europe’s vast rail network. Think this is only for students? Since 1998 there has been no age limit.
Eurostar – en.oui.sncf
Paris, Brussels, Lille, Bruges, Amsterdam, Dijon, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Rotterdam, Marseilles, Tours, Frankfurt or Cologne. So many options. It’s also possible to go skiing in the French Alps on the Eurostar Ski-Train.
Eco cruise – www.ponant.com
We’re not talking about simple carbon offsetting. A new breed of cruise ships with hybrid-electric power are appearing. There’s even the option of a high-tech sailboat!