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Should Travellers Boycott Controversial Destinations?

There are plenty of destinations around the world that have controversial political or cultural stances on many issues, from women’s rights and human rights abuses to LGBTQ rights and oppressive dictatorships, but does that mean you should boycott a destination? Should your ethical or moral viewpoint dictate where you travel to? What would you do?

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Posted in Responsible Travel, Travel Talk

Travelon Anti Theft Active Daypack Review.

The Travelon Anti Theft Active Daypack is a small yet feature packed backpack that is designed to significantly reduce the risk of your belongings being stolen or pickpocketed whilst you are travelling, but still be agile enough to be practical as a day to day travel exploration pack or a small carry on backpack.

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Posted in Reviews, Travel Safety

How To Tell Your Parents You Want A Gap Year Instead Of Going To University.

Choosing what to do with your life after school or college can be difficult enough, but when you decide to not go to university and have a gap year instead, how do you tell your parents that? Will they be disappointed? Angry? Try and dissuade you? It depends on how you can sell the idea to them.

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Posted in Travel Tips

Dealing With Reverse Culture Shock After Your Gap Year.

Reverse culture shock refers to the experience of isolation, disorientation and struggle to readjust after you come back from your gap year, and it can hit you hard if you are not careful and should not be ignored or underestimated as it can lead to a lot of serious mental health problems. Here are some ways you can deal with the shock of returning home from your travels around the world.

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Posted in Travel Video

Confessions Of A Travel Blogger. I Ate Fast Food!

I am a backpacker and proud of it. I have travelled the world for over twenty years, immersed myself in local cultures, travelled slowly and ethically, I am proud of that traveller status, yet on a recent trip I committed

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Posted in Travel Talk

How To Make Your Travels Deeper And More Meaningful.

Travel has changed drastically in the last decade, with the rise of social media and Instagram fuelling the shift to a ‘look at me’ and selfie focused way of travelling, as if travel itself is only real if it is

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Posted in Travel Lists, Travel Talk

How Travel Styles Can Change. And How That Is Okay.

For any backpacker who has travelled for any length of time they may have noticed that the way they travel changed over time. I travelled the world throughout my twenties, then my thirties, and had an amazing time doing it. But as I approach travelling the world in my forties I am starting to reflect more and more on how different my experiences were from when I first started travelling to now, how the way I travel has changed, and how that is okay!

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Posted in Travel Talk

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