Ironically, the inspiration for this blog came from a friend who consumes rather a lot of fossil fuel. Because I try hard to consume less - in particular, by travelling as little as possible - she labelled me an 'extremist'. She likes to jet around the planet on holidays as do most people and her point was that I was taking an extreme position by not doing the same. I disagree. I think the time has come for 'frivolous travel' to be labelled extremist behaviour and it is the purpose of this blog to help propel my 'extremism' (!) into the mainstream: ex-treme to main-stream. I hope you will help!