Norway has long been the European country with the most domestic flights. This is not so strange when one considers how geographically isolated it is, it’s length, difficult topography, distributed population and wealth. But the Norwegian NGO Framtiden i våre hender (Future in our hands) has compiled some rather shocking statistics placing Norway in relation … More The Oslo-Trondheim example of rail vs plane
During my adult life I have been a frequent flyer. After finishing high school, I moved to a city nearly 4 hours flight away to start university. That year was 2008. I had of course taken some long distance trips prior to leaving school, but there was a step change when I left home. It began with … More My life’s long distance travel in one graph
I have recently been following some of the work of a colleague of mine, Kjartan, who is a recently graduated PhD working in my university’s Industrial Ecology department. He has an impressive number of publications behind him for someone who’s just finished his PhD and has been quite active in the media lately (both local … More Long distance ground transport – is it worth it?
At the end of the month I’m travelling again. Going to France for a conference. But combining the trip with a visit to some friends who live in Switzerland. They’re not exactly that close together, but certainly a distance that can be done by train. So whilst the majority of my journey is going to … More Work and Play
It’s been a relatively good start to 2015. At least in terms of my flying miles reduction. Or flying kilometres since using miles is silly. What I’ve done over the past few months is data mine my travel history. Sounds like I’ve got too much time on my hands doesn’t it? But the result is really … More Personal data mining: Air miles and non-air miles
I sometimes wonder what my small group of readers think of my blog musings. And since they don’t tell me, I have to speculate. I think that most people try to do the right thing by the environment. Especially when it’s easy to do. And I think most people are interested in doing more, again … More But is flying really so bad?
Hey there avid reader! Long time no see! (I mean, sorry Mum for not posting in the last 11 months…) I thought to revisit the issue of costs of my Christmas train game as I am again taking the slow way ‘home’ for Christmas this year (maybe it’s a tradition!). Although Christmas 2015 will probably … More A Christmas Tradition – Slow Travel!
My initial goal when writing this blog was two fold. It was to investigate: Sustainable transport through attempting to not fly or minimize flying distance. Sustainable food through supporting local producers of food and minimizing the food miles of consumer produce. As an element of coursework for my masters, I should probably try to wrap these up … More On flights, fridges and fishes.
So as a follow on to my last brief post, I have (I think) figured out the times and dates of all my travels to Norway. Time is now not such an important factor as I won’t be travelling the entire distance in one go, which would have been a rather unhelpful metric to measure … More Pretty much decided then
The choices are getting more and more numerous as I delve deeper into the transport options available between here and Norway. I’ve tried to compare them all for a departure on the final day of our classes, Friday the 20th of December. This doesn’t give the best results as Fridays are inevitably more expensive than … More Optioneering