With the summer many of us are finalizing their vacation plans if they haven’t already done so. In these difficult financial times many have chosen to stay in the UK instead of traveling abroad, providing a great opportunity to get to know our own country and also reducing the need for air travel. For those who still travel to other shores, there are various ways to travel, which can actually be an adventure in itself.
Traveling by plane produces large amounts of greenhouse gases, and completely reducing or eliminating air travel can make a big difference to your carbon footprint. Especially when traveling abroad, it’s easy to immediately think about flying to your destination, but there are often options that will almost certainly be green, can be cheap, and will often become a fun part of the holiday.
There are plenty of options to travel by ferry, train or coach, especially in Europe. The numerous ferry ports in the UK travel to various destinations in both northern and southern Europe, making long trips often a short holiday in itself. Once at your destination, look for a train or coach trip for the rest of your journey. Coach travel from the UK is also an alternative to various package providers across Europe.
Using Eurostar you can of course travel by train from the UK to mainland Europe. There are a variety of travel tickets that allow you to work on the most cost effective and fastest (or the longest if you want to take a few more scenery and locations) route. With sleeper carriage on long distance trains, you can travel comfortably with the whole family.
If you travel more than in Europe, the options will certainly be more expensive and take more time, but it is worth looking for available options as you can make the trip part of your vacation.
Whether you plan any of your travels this summer or beyond, consider flight options; This will probably make a fresh change for your trip and also help the environment.