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It’s Time To Travel Like It’s 1999.

Backpacking and travelling the world has changed drastically since its heyday in the late nineties and noughties, is it time to get back to basics?

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Is 2023 Your Year To Travel?

2023 is the year travel truly opens up again, will this be your year to travel the world?

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Why Backpackers Don’t Just Stay In Hostels. (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)!

Backpacking around the world doesn’t mean you are limited to just staying in hostels, there is a whole re of accommodation options you can choose from!

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On Quiet Quitting And Returning To Travel.

As the world wakes up from the collective insanity of the last few years, many people are taking stock of their lives and are learning a valuable lesson about what is important, specifically about work life balance. Quiet quitting may be a new buzz word, but it is part of a larger mentality that backpackers and travellers have preached forever.

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When Is The Best Time To Take A Gap Year?

How do you know when is the right time for you to take a gap year and travel? Is the economy going to make it difficult? Can you afford it? Maybe you are career focused or think you are the

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It Is Time Airlines Are Held Accountable.

Airlines have gotten too used to treating customers in an appalling manner, throwing out any semblance of customer service and have acting in any way they wish with impunity for decades. It is time they are reminded that they are not a law unto themselves and paying customers do come first.

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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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