Is a flight really quicker than a train? I put it to the test from London to Lyon

Is a flight really quicker than a train?  I put it to the test from London to Lyon

Though many of us regularly take trains within our own country, we often don’t think of doing the same when traveling abroad. We can easily come up with excuses for plane over train: not enough holiday leave from work, planes are cheaper or, even, that we wouldn’t know how to book long distance train journey. … Read more

Flight-free travel: Europe’s latest long-distance train routes for 2022

Flight-free travel: Europe's latest long-distance train routes for 2022

As flight-free travel gains momentum, European train journeys are experiencing a renaissance. Changing the way you travel is one the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint. According to Eurostarflying from London to Paris emits 14 times more CO2 than traveling by train. Luckily, countries across the EU are investing in railways that provide better … Read more

Subscription flights: All-you-can-fly tickets could ‘incentivise’ avoidable air travel

Subscription flights: All-you-can-fly tickets could 'incentivise' avoidable air travel

An airline in New Zealand is launching a subscription service that offers purchasers a three month ‘all-you-can-fly’ ticket. Sounds Air general manager Andrew Crawford told local news that the airline had 17,000 spare seats available during the time the tickets are available. The subscription service is aimed at filling these seats as people return to … Read more

New flight-free food adventures: Three slow and sensual trips across Spain and Italy

New flight-free food adventures: Three slow and sensual trips across Spain and Italy

True travel lovers want to get the most of their holidays while making the smallest environmental impact – or even contributing positively to the destinations they visit. Heading abroad to enjoy a mindful itinerary is all well and good, but have you factored in the impact of your transport choices? UK holidaymakers looking to visit … Read more

Want to beat the crowds in Europe? Go off track in beautiful Armenia

Want to beat the crowds in Europe?  Go off track in beautiful Armenia

For many of us, Armenia is unlikely to leap to mind when planning a holiday abroad. The former Soviet country, sitting between Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan, is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to tourism. Now, in our post-pandemic era of travel, it is positioning itself as an off the beaten … Read more

‘Eco sexy’ rooms and urban beaches: How to make the most of your Amsterdam trip

'Eco sexy' rooms and urban beaches: How to make the most of your Amsterdam trip

With its gorgeous streets strung together by trams, buses and bike lanes, Amsterdam is both a travel and transport-lover’s dream. Appreciation for the Netherlands’ capital is on the up. It now ranks as the world’s ninth most liveable city according to the Economist’s annual rankings. ‘Liveable’ is on the tip of tourists’ tongues too, but … Read more