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Backpacking VS Flashpacking.

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

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How The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Change Travel In The Future.

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.

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A Rare Travel Surprise In The United Arab Emirates.

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.

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How To Turn Travel Disasters Into Travel Opportunities.

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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Posted in Travel Tips

FAQ About Travel During The COVID 19 Outbreak.

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.

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Top 10 Ethical Wildlife Experiences For Your Gap Year Bucket List.

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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Posted in Responsible Travel

Travelling In Gujurat During Navratri.

India is already one of the most colourful and vibrant destinations on the planet and Gujurat is no exception to that rule. Already one of India’s most diverse and culturally rich states, the festival of Navratri turns Gujurat into one long, extravagant, over the top and dizzying celebration, and visiting Gujurat during Navratri will be one of the most lively and sensory overloading experiences you will ever have, even if you don’t get to play the Garba yourself!

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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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The Essential Guide On What To Pack For Day Hikes On Your Gap Year.

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.

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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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