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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Climbing Ethiopia’s Ancient Mountain Churches.

In Ethiopia’s desolate northern Tigray region, the unique Gheralta mountains reach out to the heavens, the formidable peaks guarding almost inaccessible ancient churches hewn into the rock itself. Climbing may not be the first thing that comes to mind here, but doing so barefoot alongside the faithful hoping to get closer to God is a spiritual, as well as an adrenaline fuelled adventure.

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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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Bringing Back Tourism Is Vital To Animal Conservation.

Coronavirus restrictions have devastated the tourism industry over the last two years with many businesses and livelihoods lost, and this has had a cataclysmic effect on conservation efforts around the world. As tourism begins to slowly get back to normal, a focus on responsible wildlife tourism is needed to save and protect so many species and habitats at risk of destruction and extinction.

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What Questions To Ask Before You Visit A Wildlife Tour Operator.

Wildlife tourism is a huge industry and there are a lot of ethical and responsible wildlife tour operators that are using tourism’s positive impact to care for animals and help fund conservation issues. Unfortunately there are also lot out there who are still exploiting animals for profit and greenwashing their services. But how do you as a traveller tell the difference? What questions should you ask to make sure that the wildlife tour operator you choose to support is really ethical and responsible?

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20 Best Travel Destinations For Geeks, Nerds And Comic Lovers.

Geeks, nerds and comic book fans have taken over the world! Passions and interests that were once hidden and mocked have now gone mainstream, and from Hogwarts to Metropolis, there are plenty of destinations that celebrate the Geekverse. Here are the best destinations around the world that every geek, nerd and comic book fan must visit at least once!

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Top 10 Q&A On Flight Cancellations And Passenger Rights.

When flights are delayed or cancelled, EU and UK airlines are legally obliged to look after their passengers and provide care packages, hotels and alternative flights, as well as compensation in certain circumstances, even though they will do everything they can not to. Here are the top 10 questions and answers about flight cancellations, delays and passenger rights in the EU and UK.

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How To Stick To And Stretch Out Your Budget When Travelling On Your Gap Year.

One of the most important aspects of taking a gap year is your budget, but saving up and planning your travel budget well is only part of it, you have to know how to manage your money on the road as well, and that means knowing how to stretch your budget out so that it lasts.

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What Is Second City Tourism?

With the rise in overtourism causing significant problems for destinations and local communities, a new trend has emerged called second city tourism where travellers are leaning toward visiting less crowded places. But what is second city tourism? Why does second city tourism help local destinations and why has it become so popular all of a sudden when backpackers have technically been doing it for decades?

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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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