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The 6 Rules of Responsible Travel

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Original blog post featured on The Journal by Intrepid Travel. There’s being a traveller, and there’s being a responsible traveller. As you’d imagine, there’s a big difference between the two. From the way travellers interact with local people, to the way they behave and where they spend their money – there’s a lot to consider. […]

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5 beautiful islands in Europe you haven’t discovered yet

Original post featured on The Journal by Intrepid Travel, by Rebecca Shapiro. Lazing on a beach, gazing in wonder at the deep blue sea. Strolling through narrow, cobbled streets, ones you’ve been dreaming of for months. Tucking in to a feast for dinner, fish so fresh it would’ve been caught that day… Europe’s islands offer […]

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11 unusual Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

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Soon, store shelves will be brimming with kissing teddy bears, heart-shaped chocolate boxes and other novelty marketing gimmicks designed to make single people weep. Yes, Valentine’s Day is here again. But although February 14 has become synonymous with Hallmark in many parts of the world, not every culture chooses to declare their love via a romantic greeting card […]

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The 6 best destinations for solo travel

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Travelling alone doesn’t mean you have to travel alone. One of the best ways I’ve found to explore a country, during my two years of solo travel, is to join a tour group. Travelling solo in a group means you still get to feel like a wild adventurer exploring the world (because you are) but you’ve […]

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Your ultimate guide to trekking with mountain gorillas

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A mountain gorilla trek often comes second on travel Bucket Lists to a classic Big 5 game drive in Kruger or Serengeti National Park. Which is understandable – getting to the gorillas takes more effort, more time and more expense than a traditional safari. But you know what they say: you get what you pay for. […]

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A guide to Mexico’s best Maya temples

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Since the Spanish first set foot on Mexican soil in 1519, the stepped, crumbling and jungle-covered scattered ruins of the south-eastern Yucatan Peninsula have fascinated the outside world. They’re the legacy of the most sophisticated and formidable people ever to dominate Central America: the s. These pyramids, temples, holy places and sacrificial sites attract the […]

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Our easy-to-follow guide for ethical animal tourism

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An encounter with some exotic animal makes its way onto many a traveller’s Bucket List. Unfortunately, all too often, the need for a unique travel experience and a great profile pic is put before animal welfare. As Wildlife Alliance have demonstrated in Chi Phat, a community based tourism project in Cambodia that is helping protect the precious Cardamom […]

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24 hours in Phnom Penh

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It reads like a quiz question: “What capital city has streets named after Charles De Gaulle, Mao Tse Tung, Tito, Pasteur, and Jawaharlal Nehru?”. In case the headline didn’t give it away, it’s Phnom Penh. In this city, which walks in the present while shrouded in shadows of its past, you’ll find enough history to keep […]

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