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?
As a 30th birthday present to myself, I spent 7 days drinking in all of what this magical country has to offer. From breathtaking landscapes to amazing food and wonderful wildlife, these are the highlights.
In 48 hours time I’ll be stepping on to a Royal Brunei plane at London Heathrow, and starting a trip that will take me to lavish Dubai for a three night stay in a four-star hotel, before moving on to beautiful Borneo for a seven night stay at the five star Shangri-La Rasa Ria resort. The total value of the trip comes to around £4,000 but I have paid just £1200 for the whole thing. Read on to find out how I did it…