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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 4 TOURIST TRAPS to Avoid To HELP Stop Animals From Being TORTURED

The shocking truth about many tourist traps has been going on for decades.  Fueled by a massive amount of tourist dollars, these attractions continue to torture animals for profit. Whether it’s getting on the back of an elephant or attending a show with killer whales, we are inadvertently paying to support the harm of these …

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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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7 Plastic-Free Travel Beauty Products Worth The Swap

I’ve always been environmentally conscious, but it was a recent trip to South-East Asia that changed my outlook on waste forever. After witnessing the impact our over-consumption of plastic products is having on our oceans and beaches, I’ve made some changes to my beauty regime for the better. Plastic waste.  It has become a big …

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Stop Elephant Rides – Find An Ethical Elephant Sanctuary

David Montgomery once said: “For nearly all of human history, these highly intelligent, largest of land animals have been figures of fascination.” He was, of course, talking about elephants. Elephants have been a part of our lives for centuries. They were traditionally used in the military and the logging industry. This was before commercial logging …

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Why We’ll Never Count Countries – We Slow Travel and Love it

We slow travel and wouldn’t have it any other way.  Have you ever heard someone bragging about how many countries they’ve been to? They’re your typical Instagram junkie hitting all the major tourist attractions, snapping a photo, contributing to over tourism and could care less about responsible travel. Let’s break this down. If you want …

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