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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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What Can You Do To Help Overtourism?

Overtourism has become a serious problem in recent years, to the point that many authorities are calling for restrictions on tourism to reduce damage and harm to local ecosystems and populations, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Travel itself is not a bad thing and can have a positive impact if it is done right, so here are the best and easiest ways you can help as an individual traveller by reducing the impact of overtourism on the destinations you love.

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The 20 Best Street Food Cities In The World.

Street food is celebrated all over the world as being one of the best foodie experiences you can have and is often one of the best ways to get to know a destination, but where in the world has the best street food? Where should you head to on your round the world travels if you truly want a gastronomical adventure? Here are the 20 best cities in the world for discovering street food!

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10 Best Unexpected Travel Hotspots.

Many of the worlds popular travel hotspots are popular for a reason, but that doesn’t mean they are a travellers only option. For every major destination there is a nearby alternative that is often underrated and a lot less busy. Here are some of the worlds best underrated or unexpected travel hotspots.

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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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Will Taking A Gap Year Help Your Depression?

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?

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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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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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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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