ijournaler (ijournaler) wrote in lj_uk,
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Third Runway: Is your journey really necessary?

Few lj members are old enough to remember this wartime poster -



- but maybe it's due a revival. These days trips abroad are taken for granted but I'm often surprised, talking to people of my own age group (retired/granny), how many of them go to Spain once or twice a year but have never visited half the beauty spots in our own country - the Lake District, the Peak District and Dales, the Welsh Borders, the Cotswolds, Constable country - and that's excluding Scotland and Wales.

At the other end of the scale my brother, who is a medical consultant, goes on regular trips to Australia or America - though he hates flying - to meet with colleagues 'face to face' - this in an age where communication via phone, fax or email has never been easier.

Am I alone in thinking this is a little crazy?


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