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Making And Breaking Friendships When You Travel The World.

Travelling the world is a glorious adventure, and one where you will meet some of the most amazing, decent, crazy and sometimes downright mental people on the planet. But playing the game of social roulette and constant hellos and goodbyes

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Brexit Package Holiday Surcharge? Just Travel Independently Instead!

Some travel companies are starting to add surcharges to already paid for holidays because the pound has supposedly crashed since Brexit, and traditional holidaymakers are not happy. Is this right? Mark Warner Holidays are the latest company to invoke a

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Why United Airlines Basic Economy Tickets Worry Me.

United Airlines has just introduced a new basic economy ticket, which strips away the already bare bone ‘luxuries’ of economy class travel completely, including the use of the overhead bin. This is just another landmark in a worrying race to

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Travel Safety Month On Bemused Backpacker.

November is Travel Safety month on Bemused Backpacker and the whole month is going to be devoted to every aspect of gap year safety and staying safe on your travels. Travel safety is an extremely important topic, and one I

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I Don’t Care If Your Holiday To Thailand Is Ruined, Show Some Respect.

After the sad death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Thailand, the famously monarchist country has gone into a period of mourning, which has prompted many Western tourists to complain that their holidays have been ruined. King Bhumibol Adulyadej died on

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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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Hitting The Language Barrier Hard.

Languages are hard. Really hard. I’ve never had a knack for them and ever since my bombastic French teacher at school decided my head was better as target practice for her board rubber rather than as a repository for the

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