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Greenwashed Gap Years, How To Spot And Avoid Greenwashing On Your Travels.

With sustainable travel becoming increasingly popular, how do you know if the travel choices you make are truly responsible, or if they are just falling victim to a cynical marketing ploy by big business? Here is everything you need to

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Saving Donkeys In Aruba.

Tucked away in a desert island paradise in the middle of the Caribbean, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary protects and cares for some of the islands most vulnerable and at risk inhabitants. As regular readers will know I am a huge

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Child Beggars And The Travellers Dillemma.

To anyone who has travelled the world the sight of young children running up to tourists and travellers, palms outstretched in expectation of a small trinket or a few coins is a familiar one, but should travellers be giving anything

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Thailand’s Tiger Temple Is Reopening.

After being shut down and having the full extent of it’s abuse and illegality put on full display for the world to see last year, now the infamous Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi is to reopen with a new name.  Last

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Tripadvisor Is Finally Stopping Ticket Sales To Irresponsible Wildlife Attractions. But Is It Enough?

Tripadvisor has finally announced that it is to end its practice of selling tickets to cruel and unethical wildlife attractions, but is it too little too late? And is it enough?  Tripadvisor, the once proud review site and now the

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The Good And The Bad Of Elephant Tourism In Sri Lanka.

Elephant Safaris are a major part of Sri Lanka’s eco tourism industry, but are they all as responsible as they claim to be? Sri Lanka is renowned for having one of the most biodiverse and species rich countries on the

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The Horrible Truth About Animal Sanctuaries.

Animal and wildlife sanctuaries are a huge part of the gap year industry now, with countless travellers, backpackers and tourists alike all hoping to get up close and personal with some of their favourite wild animal. But not all of

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