sustainable travel Feed

Many of us will head off on a car trip at some stage during the festive season. I used to dread long car trips, but a change in attitude, a little planning, some snacks and a thermos of tea (just like my Gran used to pack) have helped me embrace the journey. I've learnt to love slow travel. The concept of slow travel is part of the slow movement - a movement that advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life's pace. Slow travel is about engaging with communities along the route and not letting the anticipation of arrival undermine... Read more →

Simple living isn't about deprivation, it is about making choices. It's about choosing what is truly important and grabbing it with both hands. It's about learning to live without all the other less important stuff that clutters your space and time. Not everyone's simple living will look the same. What's important to one person will be different to what is important to another. I struggle to accept what my simple living looks like. Coming to terms with my style of simple living is a recurring theme in this space: 2011: I'm not gardening, I'm barely cooking, and i'm not even... Read more →

You won't find these in a McDonalds playground

I've changed my attitude to car trips over the past few years. The journey has become almost as important as the destination. I used to dread long car trips, but a change in attitude, a packed lunch, some snacks, and a thermos of tea have changed that. I now well and truly love slow travel. We had to drive to the south coast of NSW last weekend. It's supposed to be a four hour journey, but it took us almost seven hours. We stopped to forage apples from the side of the road. Little Eco enjoyed exploring the huge old... Read more →