Improving Animal Welfare In The Travel Industry With Global Spirit.

I have been writing about ethical and responsible wildlife tourism for many years now to raise awareness about the many conservation issues involved in the industry and to help travellers avoid unethical and abusive wildlife tourism operators. But it is time to take that next step and not just write about the issues, but to actually help to make a physical change in the industry too. This is why Bemused Backpacker is proud to announce our new service, the Wildlife Tourism Consultation and Audit, in partnership with Global Spirit!

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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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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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Flights To Cairo Suspended Amid ‘Security Concerns’. What Is Happening And What You Need To Know.

British Airways and Lufthansa have cancelled all flights between Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich and Cairo, citing unspecified ‘security concerns’, but what is actually happening and what are your rights as a passenger if you were due to fly to Cairo?

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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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We All Have Bad Days When Travelling. And That’s Okay.

There is a definite perception, probably fuelled by the rose tinted lenses of social media, that when we are travelling everything is perfect, every moment is an Instagram moment and we are all perfectly happy all of the time. Well that isn’t true, life isn’t like that at all, but the important thing to remember is that no one should really expect it to be.

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Europe In The Summer. The Best Places To Travel To In The Peak Summer Rush.

Everyone knows to avoid travelling through Europe in the height of summer, right? To avoid the vast summer holiday crowds it is always best to travel in the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Or is it? There is definitely a lot of truth to that advice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t travel through Europe in the summer high season. Here are the best destinations to see on the continent in the peak travel season to ensure you have the best summer ever.

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