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Local and Sustainable Travel See Surges in Popularity Amid Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the travel industry forever, with one impact being the acceleration of trends for more local and sustainable tourism. The pandemic has been hugely disruptive for tourism, with travel restrictions and lockdowns implemented worldwide since March in order to contain the spread of the virus. This has affected all kinds of …

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10 Christmas Getaways with Direct Flights and No Quarantines

As the holidays are fast approaching, many people are wondering if they can travel abroad for Christmas and New Year’s. Are countries welcoming back tourists? And how difficult is it to actually go on vacation? The short answer is:  Many countries are actively campaigning for travelers to return and some have even removed quarantine requirements …

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Top 10 Staycation and ‘Local Travel’ Ideas

Here’s why you should be considering a Staycation as travel restricts are lifted. As we all try to return to some sense of normalcy, that doesn’t include international travel at this point. However, as many states and provinces start to lift restrictions, people are looking to cure their cabin fever and get back into the …

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Is Mazatlán Safe To Visit? Top 5 Things To Know Before Visiting

When we first told our friends and family we were moving to Mazatlán for the winter, some of them thought we were crazy.  Mix in the word “Sinaloa” vacationers might not think about making Mazatlán their first choice for a holiday destination. The most important thing to remember is that violence is rarely ever targeted …

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13 Best Countries for Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Travel

Over the last 2 or 3 years, travelling while being a vegan or vegetarian has become dramatically easier! Plant-based restaurants been popping up at record rates all over the globe, offering more vegan friendly choices than ever before. Also, there are now apps and sites to help you find meat-free dishes… no matter what country …

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Top 8 Vegan Restaurants in Amsterdam with The Best Desserts

Amsterdam is a heavenly city for vegan foodies! There are a ton of different restaurants that all offer something unique and innovative. Something that vegan restaurants in Amsterdam do amazingly, but don’t get as much credit for, is desserts! There truly is nothing better than sitting back with a coffee and enjoying a slice of …

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7 Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands – They’re only 3 hours from Brisbane, yet surprisingly, they remain a hidden gem of the South Pacific. Many people haven’t heard of them, but that’s all about to change. You can’t keep over 900 pristine islands a secret for long. I was one of those people. I had just gone through …

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Stay With A Host Family – The Best Way To Live Like a Local

The words “host family” and “homestay” are usually associated with foreign exchange students, but living with host families isn’t just for young people studying abroad! My first time staying with a host family was as an exchange student during university. Since it was such a valuable experience, I have continued to seek out host families …

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7 Eco-Friendly Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

If we’re being honest with each other, we can agree that travel isn’t the most eco-friendly thing in the world (long-haul flights, I’m looking at you). However, there are some easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling. We’ve compiled a handy list for the keen and conscious adventurer to reduce their environmental impact …

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Overtourism? The World’s Most Visited Cities and Where To Go Instead

Overtourism. The biggest buzz word in travel for 2019.More people than ever before are travelling the world. The global number of tourists has more than doubled in the past 15 years to exceed 1.3 billion last year, and is forecast to rise to nearly 2 billion by 2030 The most visited cities in the world …

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