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Top 5 Australian Road Trip Itineraries.

A road trip through Australia has to be one of the most popular bucket list items on any gap year. Here are some of the best road trip itineraries to inspire you to take one of your own.

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Posted in Travel Lists

The Benefits Of Local Tourism On Your Gap Year.

Local  tourism is more than just the latest buzzword, it is a very real and tangible way of travelling that has a positive impact on not only the wider environment, but also the local people in the destinations we visit.

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Posted in Responsible Travel

Australia Bans Tourists From Climbing Uluru. And It Is A Good Thing!

Climbing mount Uluru has been one of the top gap year bucket list items for any backpacker heading to Australia for decades, but as of 2019 all travellers will be banned from climbing the famous landmark, and despite some protestations

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Posted in Responsible Travel

How To Decide What Travel Vaccines You Really Need.

Do you really need travel vaccinations on your gap year? Is saving a bit of cash on the cost of the vaccine really worth the risk of contracting a life threatening disease? Or are the risks so low and the

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Posted in Travel Health

Is Airbnb Unethical And Irresponsible?

Airbnb is now a staple fixture in any travellers accommodation choices, but is the company really as ethical or responsible as it says it is? Are travellers unwittingly contributing to unsustainable tourism practices by using Airbnb and helping to destroy the

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Posted in Responsible Travel, Travel Talk

The Evolution Of Khao San Road.

Khao San Road is a microcosm of the tourism industry in Thailand, and its evolution into a package tour shell of its former self is reflective of Thailand as a whole, but is it too far gone for backpackers to

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Posted in Destinations

Should You Travel To Dangerous Countries?

The world is filled with countries that are seemingly off limits to any mere mortal traveller. With tales of extreme danger and endless conflict or terrorist attacks filling the headlines, is anywhere safe to travel to? And should you travel

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Posted in Solo Travel, Travel Safety, Travel Talk

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