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Carry on camping…by bicycle

The preoccupation in Britain with cycling as a sport makes it easy to overlook other aspects of life on two wheels. For example, cycle touring is a pursuit as old as the bicycle itself. Now reinvented as ‘bikepacking’ the business of setting off to ride and camp, taking with you only as much as you can carry, is as pure…

The portable wind turbine that fits in your backpack

Who knows when, or if, travel will ever return to what we once regarded as normal. The pandemmic may have forced a slower pace of life, but the long term effect may be a diminished appetite for the cheap, unsustainable air travel. Perhaps we’ll see the current upsurge in domestic camping holidays become a trend. Maybe cycle touring trips will…

Rising use of private jets sends CO2 emissions soaring

CO2 emissions from private jets in Europe increased by nearly a third (31%) between 2005 and 2019, rising faster than commercial aviation emissions, finds a new report from campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E). The report, Private jets: can the super-rich supercharge zero emission aviation?, reveals the climate impact of private jets across Europe. It finds that private jets are…

Staycation 2021: Is the bicycle caravan about to have its day?

With the prospect of foreign holidays this summer as uncertain as ever, there has been a surge in demand for domestic breaks. Holiday lets and campsites are overwhelmed with bookings there’s a roaring trade in motorhomes and caravans. Might the bicycle caravan about to have its day? In an age preoccupied with speed and gizmos, their snail-like pace and diminutive…

Summer 2021 staycation special – bag yourself an inflatable sofa

Who knows what summer 2021 will bring, but one thing is certain. For many, this year’s holidays will spell staycation. So what better way to eek all you can from the British summer than with a pop-up sofa that’s ready to use in seconds? The lightweight Lamzac pop-up sofa is the brainchild of Marijn Oomen, who first presented the idea…