Destinations

Why you should still travel to Myanmar (responsibly)

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From the ancient temples of Bagan to the iconic fishermen of Inle Lake, Myanmar is one of Asia’s most alluring cultural travel destinations. Yet the continuing Rohingya crisis has led some travellers to question whether it’s ethical to visit a…

5 of the best: ecofriendly sunscreens

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Could your sunscreen be harming the environment? This isn’t something I had given a lot of thought to myself until recent years, my primary concern having been to avoid UV damage and ultimately prevent the risk of melanoma, which kills…

Why every traveller to Jordan should do a homestay

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What first springs to mind when you think of Jordan? The ‘lost’ city of Petra? Maybe the Dead Sea? Fair enough – these are classic Jordan travel experiences for good reason. The highlight of my visit to Jordan, however, was something I…

Feynan Ecolodge: Do yourself a favour and stay here in Jordan

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It would be an understatement to say that I was a little bit excited to be staying at Feynan Ecolodge. Nestled in Jordan’s stunning Dana Biosphere Reserve in the nation’s central-west, this idyllic, ultra-sustainable (and completely off-grid!) luxury ecolodge has…

10 simple ways to minimise plastic while travelling

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Do you justify your plastic use by tossing it in the recycling bin? Unfortunately, it’s not a long-lasting solution. With 300 million tons of plastic produced around the globe every year, and only 85 per cent of the world’s plastic…

A local’s guide to Byron Bay

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Byron Bay is a special place. I was incredibly lucky to grow up in this beautiful northern NSW town, and after upping sticks 15 years ago to move to Sydney and then work and travel all over the world, I’m…