If you have given up flying, you’ve doubtless also discovered the costs – and not just financial ones. You can meet uncomprehending attitudes from family and friends, and cut yourself off from activities they enjoy. It can be hard, as I have found since I took my last flight 12 years ago.
But we are not alone. Researchers at the University of the West of England think there are enough of us out there to be undertaking a survey of our experience.
So if you have given up air travel for environmental reasons, take this survey and tell them how you find it. You might find the questions they ask encouraging.
And why not share here why you don’t fly, and how it’s working out for you. Leave a reply below.
For me, the choice not to fly is intimately linked with my faith. It’s about ‘hugging the earth’ which is God’s world and our common home. It keeps my feet (or at least, wheels) on the ground, which is where every goodness comes from.
It opens me up to contact with people, landscapes and towns along the way, and somehow makes the whole experience more ‘real’ and more relational. In short, it’s travel with love.