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Why You Should Carbon Offset Your Flight

carbon offsetting flightsWe all love to travel to broaden our horizons, our experiences and our cultural boundaries, but planes consume fuel, generate carbon emissions and pollute the planet. In fact, air travel is the fastest growing source of the greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for climate change. If you dream of heading off to a far flung and exotic part of the world but you’re worried about the damage you’re doing to our planet, you should think about carbon offsetting your flight.

 What is carbon offsetting?

Carbon offsetting scheme providers, such as Carbon Footprint, Carbon Neutral Company and Climate Care agree that while everyone inadvertently produces carbon dioxide emissions (some more than others of course!), there are ways that you can help to reduce the earth's total emissions to balance it out. By making a small contribution to one of these offsetting scheme providers, you can render the carbon emissions produced by your flight neutral. This is usually a tiny percentage of the cost of your flight and can be simply done online after making your purchase.... read more

Europe’s Most Spectacular Train Journeys

Sure, it’s not the fastest way to get from A to B, but train travel has ten times the romance of that hectic and overcrowded flight you’d normally be squashing yourself into and it’s a hell of a lot better for the environment. So why not slow down the pace of life and enjoy not just the winning, but the taking part? Here we share a few of the most stunningly scenic train journeys through Europe – so pack your bags and hop aboard! 

bergen to osloThe Bergen Line

Route: Bergen to Oslo      Time: 7 hours

Boasting the highest altitude train track in Europe, the Bergen-to-Oslo journey is often described as one of the most beautiful in the whole world. Journeying between striking mountaintops, deep blue fjords, stunning glaciers and sprawling pine forests, you’ll feel like you’re voyaging through an enchanted kingdom, millions of miles from the nearest civilisation. Built in 1875 and the highest point standing at 1,222m above sea level, the Bergen-Oslo journey is nothing short of magical. Check out nsb.no for more information. ... read more

How to Recycle Your Unwanted Christmas Presents

So Christmas day rolled around at last and you were so excited to finally unwrap those shiny parcels twinkling wickedly at you from underneath the Christmas tree. But what if what you unwrapped was not everything your heart desired? What if – and don’t be shy here – you simply hated it? Now that it’s safely post-Christmas, we bring you our top tips on the best ways to recycle those lovingly gifted but simply off-the-mark presents.

 

Regift it

This one can be tricky! Don’t fall into the obvious trap of accidentally giving your unwanted present back to the very person who bought it for you. Combat this by jotting down who got you what and hopefully you’ll never make the ultimate gift faux pas. The golden rule with regifting is to make sure you give your unwanted present to someone who would actually like it - no palming it off at the first opportunity!... read more

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