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It Is Time Airlines Dropped The Mask Mandates.

Wearing masks on flights is becoming normalised now, but it is time the mandates ended and it is time airlines stopped demanding masks on flights.

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Restarting Travel Respectfully.

After a prolonged period of forced lockdowns the world is once again starting to open up to travel, but are backpackers themselves ready to return to travel? Will we go back to a world of overtourism, disrespecting local cultures and monuments and using the world as a drunken playground? Or will travellers take the time to reflect, leave a positive impact and practice respectful travel?

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The Post Pandemic Gap Year.

As pandemic restrictions come to an end and there is a light at the end of the tunnel for travellers wanting to see the world. The gap year is coming back! The return of the gap year is both inevitable and will be monumental, but some things will be slightly different, at least in the short term. This is your complete guide to what that travel landscape will look like and what you will need to know taking a post pandemic gap year.

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It’s Time To Open Up International Travel. Now.

The international travel industry is dead. After two years of being effectively shut down, then made illegal, and then have rays of hope in the form of ridiculously limited traffic light systems cruelly ripped away, international travel from the UK is once again effectively impossible. A travel industry that was already on its knees is now fighting for its last breath, with absolutely zero clinical evidence, data or justification for it. But it is not too late to revive it. Enough is enough. It is time we stopped listening to the fearmongering zealots, it is time we demand real data, it is time we stopped pandering to Covid derangement syndrome and make a real, genuine risk assessment for ourselves, and it is time we revived travel for good. It is time international travel reopened, fully and without restrictions, now, before it really is too late.

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Why Covid19 ‘Vaccine Passports’ For Travel Are Wrong.

Travel has always at it’s most fundamental level been about freedom. Over the years there have been necessary limitations on that freedom, for security needs or the purposes of public health for example, and by and large they have been reasonable and acceptable, but this newly proposed ‘vaccine passport’ for Covid19 is a step too far. It places unparalleled restrictions on our freedom to travel with no clear clinical justification, is immoral, unethical and even illegal in many countries, and should never be imposed on any traveller anywhere.

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Save Space Camp!

Space Camp needs your help! NASA’s Space Camp and the US Space and Rocket Centre, two of the most iconic and spectacular tourist attractions in the US are at risk of permanent closure due to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and NASA’s Save Space Camp Campaign needs your help to stop that from happening.

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Can You Imagine If Planes Were Like Trains?

Travelling by plane has never been cheaper or easier, unfortunately the experience of flying has become almost untenable and something need to change. This has led me to think that air travel should definitely be more like train travel. Hear me

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Aruba Opening For Happiness Again!

Aruba, like the rest of the world, has been hit hard by the Coronavirus outbreak, but you can’t keep such a happy island down for long and Aruba is starting to open up and welcome visitors once again!

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What Travellers Need To Know About Sharia Law In The United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, is a Muslim state that has a culture and a legal system based largely on Sharia law. As travellers to the UAE, it is always worth familiarising yourself with the laws, rules and customs so you don’t find yourself unexpectedly in trouble. Here is everything all travellers need to know about Sharia Law when travelling to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the wider United Arab Emirates.

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A Rare Travel Surprise In The United Arab Emirates.

After 20 years of travel I still haven’t lost a sense of wonder or bemusement about the world, but it is not often now that a destination can really surprise me. A recent visit to Abu Dhabi not only threw me a huge curve ball with how much I ended up loving the country, but gave me a timely reminder of why I love travel too.

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