By now, most of us know that we should be trying to fly less. Travelling by aeroplane accounts for 2% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, and those 39.4 million annual flights pump out toxic nitrogen oxide, cancer-causing exhaust particulates and carbon dioxide; the latter of which absorbs heat and re-emits it back to earth.
But for most people – with beloved friends and family often spread across the globe – completely quitting on flying is unlikely to be an option. So what can we do to reduce the impact of our aviation travel?
A couple of weeks ago, I spent a couple of days chilling out in the most idyllic location; holed up in an old, crooked (but exceptionally gorgeous) riverside cottage in a tiny village in South West Wales.
Get your diary out before you read this post, you’re gonna want to book a weekend here ASAP!
This beautiful cottage, laid out over five different levels, has got its own Swedish sauna, and an outdoor hot tub which boats the most spectacular views over the Wye Valley and beyond. And you won’t believe the price!
From excellent vegan, vegetarian and organic restaurants; to sleek yet sustainable places to stay; there’s plenty of eco-friendly excitement to be had in the big smoke. Also, did you know that a whopping 47% of London is green space!?