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12 Things Travel Lovers Can Do During Coronavirus Isolation

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The Coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic has not only meant global travel bans, but many of us are also being required to self quarantine or isolate. It's a bizarre time, we know. But one thing is for sure, if you're one of the many people having to isolate, you're absolutely not alone (even though you may feel like it). You may not be able to travel ri[...]

The travel trends of 2020 you should know about

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The travel industry is constantly changing and as travellers, we try to keep up with it yet influence it at the same time. A new decade is bound to bring with a myriad of changes and it seems that they are already here. Planning your trips for 2020, there are a few of this year’s travel trends to keep in mind. Last year, it was all about chasing the night[...]

What I wish I had known before traveling to Japan

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I consider myself to be a seasoned traveler whom, apart from Antartica, has been to all continents numerous times and who doesn't usually shy away from a new country, even when it seems a bit daunting from the outside. Daunting is however a pretty good word to describe the way I've been feeling about Japan these 37 years and even though a part of me was eage[...]

How to spend 24 hours in London

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The first time I visited London was on a stop-over from Australia to Rome and I had a measly 24 hours to explore the city. My quick stay consisted of frantically moving from one tourist attraction to the next in an attempt to jam as much into my one day in London as I possibly could. I left feeling overwhelmed and deflated, crushed by the hectic pulse of the[...]

Lessons from the world's most sustainable country: Slovenia

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Sustainable Tourism Sustainable travel is increasingly becoming an important theme, not just for travelers but also on a much more global scale. With the monumental dangers of climate change, environmental degradation and decreasing numbers of endangered species, the travel industry and tourists themselves have a big role to play in reducing our ecological [...]

A weekend in Boston

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Boston is a city of firsts – it’s home to the first public library, the first institution of higher education, the first subway system and the first marathon was run in Boston. It was also in Boston that Alexander Bell invented the first ever telephone. Because of this, the city is steeped in history and has a rich heritage which surpasses that of many other[...]

5 simple ways to reduce your plastic use whilst traveling

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It was when I was living out in the Middle East that I really got to thinking about my plastic use. I’ve not always been conscious of it. Over the past couple of years, with the help of the media focus on plastic use, I have become extremely aware of how much I use and the impact on our environment. The reason I got to thinking about it when I was liv[...]

Traveling in an era of terror: Overcoming Fear

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Reading the news in today’s climate can be depressing. Sometimes I feel that the state of the world is in disarray and hostility has become so endemic in global affairs that the future of our society seems doomed. The repercussions of this cascade into various aspects of life, and I really feel it when traveling. Even the most experienced and passionate trav[...]