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Maya Bay in Thailand May Be Finally Closing To Tourists!

Maya Bay, ‘the beach’ on the Thai island of Koh Phi Phi Leh that was made famous in the 2000 movie starring Leonardo Di Caprio and has since seen a phenomenal surge in tourism as a result, is finally being closed off to tourists as of June 2018 because of environmental concerns.

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Why Taking A Career Break To Travel Is A Good Idea.

Fitting your work and your life around your dreams of travelling the world is not only possible, but by taking career breaks when it suits you and not your employer you could be doing yourself a whole multitude of favours too.

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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 places they are visiting? With the company facing such a huge backlash, the question really needs to be asked should travellers be using Airbnb at all?

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Posted in Responsible Travel, Travel Talk

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 to those countries that are deemed unsafe?

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Posted in Solo Travel, Travel Safety, Travel Talk

Should Ryanair Lose Their License To Operate?

Many travellers have a love/hate relationship with the Irish budget airline, but after decades of controversy and shocking customer care, are recent problems with the carrier and thousands of cancelled flights the straw that finally breaks the back of Ryanair?

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Why I Love South East Asia.

After fifteen years of travelling the world there are so many places that I genuinely love and even many that I would happily call home, but no region has ever affected me more than south east Asia. This diverse, enigmatic and enchanting region just keeps drawing me back time after time, and I will never tire of it. Here is why I absolutely love south east Asia, and why you will fall in love with it too.

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How Can I Afford To Travel The World?

I get asked how I can afford to travel the world so much a lot. There is often an assumption that you need to be rich to take a gap year or travel long term, or that you need to be of a certain background to be able to throw some things in a pack and travel somewhere new. This is ridiculous. The fact is none of this is true at all. Anyone can travel the world if they want to and they certainly don’t need to be rich to do it. Here is how I can afford to travel as much as I do.

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Hi, I'm Michael! I'm a published author, qualified nurse and world travelling professional adventurer! I have spent 15 years travelling over 100 countries and I want to inspire you to do the same! Want to know more about me? Just click here!

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