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Winter in Lakeland

There’s nowhere quite like England’s Lake District. Each season brings its own charms. But there’s nowhere on Earth quite like the winter wonderland the Lake District is capable of becoming in heavy snow. And if the whole place really gets a deep freeze as it does most years, you can be forgiven for thinking you’re […]

Get the right gear to go travelling

Going travelling is a good excuse to go out and buy yourself a whole lot of new gear – suitable to the climate and terrain you’ll be visiting on your travels. If you’re going backpacking, you’ll want stuff that’s light and easy to carry.  Fortunately most of the clothing produced by outdoor brands like Craghoppers […]

Holiday cheaply in your car

If you like travelling more than you like working, you can travel aroundEuropevery cheaply and very easily in your car. Here’s how; first of all, if you have a car that is an estate or in which you can put the seats back and you don’t mind sleeping in it now and again – you’ll […]

La Dolce Vita

One of the most magical times of year to visit Italy is in the month of September. The light at that time of year seems to make the hills and valleys of regions such as Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche look even more perfect than they usually do. Of course, September is also school time, […]

Backpacking with a car

It may not quite fit with the idea of getting back to nature and travelling with all you need on your back, but backpacking with a car is more usual than you’d think in a country like New Zealand. And it can be just as cheap as using public transport if you are travelling with […]

Driving a car in Europe

Many backpackers are usually on a tight budget, so the idea of having your own transport doesn’t really go hand in hand with the traditional backpacker image. However, it can be an inexpensive way to see more remote locations, and to get off the beaten track.  And it’s even better to share costs if there […]

Greener travel by bike

Many people live a green lifestyle at home and this often includes the car they drive as so many family cars now have better fuel efficiency and are low on emissions.  However, it can be hard to keep up that green behaviour when travelling. If you’re catching planes here, there and everywhere, you can quickly […]

Tent holidays are special

Though the majority of tourists to the UK seem to look no further than London, Edinburgh and York, there are many who love to take advantage of the British countryside. It’s actually surprising to most people who fly into the UK for the first time just how green the country is. Perhaps they have an […]

Take the car, but drive it green

Although driving a car may not be the most environmentally friendly way to travel, you can take steps to make sure you’re driving in the greenest way possible. Old school thoughts about using up more petrol when you restart your engine are not relevant to today’s cars.  For example, it’s more environmentally friendly to park […]

Hire a hybrid

For the many people who love travelling and exploring the world, but also want to make sure they are not causing any more damage to the planet while they do so, there’s a new alternative. The most logical choice for eco-friendly travellers is to take the train, bus or other forms of public transport when […]

Vegan meals on the move

It can be hard to be a vegan on the road – you’re generally better off taking your food with you, or having ingredients with you that can be prepared easily en route.  If you’re going on a long car journey, it’s important to have some snacks ready, especially if you have children with you. […]

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