Slow it down
Resist the pressure to see everything in one trip and spend a bit longer getting there instead. There’s a growing movement for employers to offer ‘journey days’ on top of annual holiday allowances to encourage people to take the long way round and lower their carbon footprints. These days, traveling by train or boat doesn’t have to mean compromising on luxury. The Caledonian Sleeper between London and Scotland now has double rooms with en suites and eggs royale at breakfast. Or explore Indonesia on a traditional wooden sailing ship such as the Silolona, which Gwyneth Paltrow has chartered for her family holidays. Apart from anything else, making the journey part of your vacation creates a deeper appreciation of your surroundings.