A lot of people who suffer from depression or any number of other mental health issues for that matter sometimes get this belief that travel will fix them, that travel will cure their depression, but will it? Is travel a magic panacea for the soul? Willtaking a gap year help your depression?
What exactly is Flashpacking and why and how do I do it? Upgrading to more comfortable accommodation, eating out at nicer restaurants and splurging or spoiling yourself from time to time can be done on a backpackers budget, if you…
The Coronavirus pandemic has been unprecedented, not in the scale of the disease, but the scale of the response. It has shut down the world on a level never seen before and could have a profound impact on the way we travel in the future. It is important to remember that we will travel again and the travel industry will resume, but some changes may be with is for a long time yet.
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.
I have always said travel disasters can often become your best travel stories, but there can be a more practical advantage when things go wrong too, if you know how to take advantage of them. Be creative, stay positive and learn how to turn a problem into a golden opportunity when you travel.
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The COVID 19 Pandemic has caused mass disruption in the travel industry, and many travellers have been left lost, dizzy and confused at the rapidly changing situation. Here are the most common questions and answers about your consumer rights, how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic disruption to your travels and what to do next.
Many people who dream of traveling the world have a bucket list, and wildlife experiences are quite often right at the very top. The big problem is ensuring that you aren’t contributing to the widespread abuse of animals in the tourism industry and that you are instead observing animals in an ethical and sustainable way to ensure that travel and tourism has a positive impact on wildlife. Here are the top 10 ethical wildlife activities you can safely add to your bucket list right now.
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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?
Whether you are trekking into a jungle, walking a desert trail or enjoying a hiking adventure to a specific attraction, hiking is a hugely popular activity for many backpackers on the gap year or travels around the world. Here is your ultimate guide on what to pack for a day’s hiking adventure.