I consider myself an environmentalist and an avid traveller – is that a contradiction?

Strictly speaking, I suppose so, yes. As an environmentalist you are expected to live as lightly on the planet as possible, but flying has a huge carbon footprint. We could purchase carbon offsets for every flight we travel on but that doesn’t change the fact that boycotting the aviation industry would be more effective. Yet, despite being aware of that I’m still a huge advocate for overseas travel, and here’s why: 

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