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Austria tackles air pollution with 90p travel card

German cities are seeking to reduce car dependency and deadly air pollution by slashing public transport fares. The cost of an annual travel pass in Vienna has already been reduced to 365 euros – the equivalent of 90 pence per day – and now German cities want to follow suit. The mayors of Bonn, Essen, Herrenberg, Mannheim and Reutlingen have pledged…

Britain’s most ethical insurance company 2018

The ETA has been voted Britain’s most ethical insurance company for the eleventh year in a row. The Good Shopping Guide each year reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, with a view to supporting the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society. Beating household-name…

Build your own caravan

If you’re a fan of self-sufficient holidays and DIY, have you ever considered building your own caravan? The Slidavan is a lightweight 2-berth telescopic DIY caravan designed to fit on a small un-braked trailer with a gross capacity of 500 kilos. No special materials or skills are needed to build a Slidavan, but you will need to dedicate around 200…

Pop-up inflatable bicycle caravan

Little beats the satisfaction of cycle camping, but after a hard day in the saddle, what better than the promise of a comfortable mattress? Gernot Rammer, Jürgen Haller and Martin Kladensky have spent the last four years refining their idea for an inflatable bicycle caravan – working hard to find the optimum balance between design, weight, pack size, stability and…

Cycle Travel 101

When Canadians Friedel and Andrew first started cycle touring, they two commuter bikes that were, by their own admission, in terrible shape and almost no cycling experience. It was a desire to travel independently and to experience the ‘places inbetween’ that encouraged them to try cycle touring. The couple started with a big dream – to cycle around the world. They…