Although we all want to be green, it can be difficult, especially when on the move. Here are my top four tips for a great green trip to a holiday cottage!
Go On Public Transport
Travelling by public transport is a great way to get around. Not only is it better for the environment, it is also a brilliant way to meet fellow travellers who are going the same way. Strike up a conversation and find out something you didn’t know about the place that you are going to. If you’re feeling like being a little less sociable, a train or coach trip is a great chance to sit back and take in the views of the countryside, enjoy a treat from the buffet cart and catch up on a little sleep.
Travelling by public transport isn’t always possible, but you can still be green! How about clubbing together to hire a mini bus rather than travelling in numerous cars. You could even take your bikes with you so that once you get there you can leave the car and get out in the great outdoors.
When travelling make sure you don’t take the kitchen sink with you, travelling light can save on fuel and space. Happy news all round.
Turn It Off!
A holiday is a great chance to get away from the numerous electrical devices that have become part of modern day life. Do you really need your laptop, iPhone, PSP and kindle? Just taking the essentials means you will have time to enjoy time with your family and friends and save electricity!
Before going away also make sure you have turned off all devices at home that you don’t need too.
Research in Advance
Planning is the key! Before setting off, research things to do in the local area to make the most of the time you have when you get there. Finding out about bus services or a park and ride service into a local town or city is not only good for the environment but also saves on the stress of finding somewhere to park when you arrive!
Stay in a Holiday Cottage
A holiday cottage makes for a great green escape. A self catering cottage is a great opportunity to buy food and drink from local producers and support the local economy by shopping at farmers markets or maybe visiting a pick your own. You can also take your dog away too. There are many pet friendly cottages in the UK, meaning that a man’s best friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun.
Visit www.sykescottages.co.uk for a great selection of holiday cottages and enjoy your next green break!
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