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What every traveller can learn from Tilikum’s passing

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Tilikum, the floppy-finned SeaWorld orca who helped to sway public opinion against keeping killer whales in captivity, died at SeaWorld Orlando on Friday morning. Thought to be about 36 years old, Tilikum had been reportedly experiencing declining health and was receiving…

6 reasons to take that trip to Alaska right now

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To fall back on an overused but oh-so-apt cliché, Alaska really is one of the world’s last great untamed wildernesses. I’ve been lucky enough to visit this vast, gobsmackingly beautiful state twice – the first time on a road-trip through the southeast…

5 epic places to swim with dolphins in the wild

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Graceful, curious and highly intelligent, dolphins are pretty awesome animals. No wonder swimming alongside one is right up there on many people’s travel bucket lists. Thanks in no small part to the worldwide success of Blackfish (if you haven’t seen…

50 ways to travel more sustainably

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It’s fair to assume that most travellers would prefer to travel responsibly rather than irresponsibly. And to travel responsibly, is to travel sustainably. But what does that even mean? Does it cost more? Does it suck out the fun of…

10 of the best apps for eco-conscious travellers

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As responsible tourism becomes ever more popular, there are more and more ‘green’ smartphone applications available to can help you be kind to the planet on your travels. These handy apps can help you do everything from track your CO2…