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Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro? Here’s how to do it responsibly

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Topped with its iconic dome of ice and snow, Mt Kilimanjaro has beckoned hikers since its 5895m peak was first summited over a century ago. Last month, I made the journey myself. While ascending Kili alongside British-Australian explorer Tim Jarvis…

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…

8 tips for responsible travel in Argentina

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The home of tango, gauchos, iconic natural sights and some of the world’s best wine, Argentina is a special place. I’ve explored the country extensively over the course of several visits, from Patagonia to Iguazu Falls, and my fair share…

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…

8 souvenir purchases worth rethinking on your next trip

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If you love a bit of holiday shopping, make your contribution to the local economy (and the environment) count by making responsible and sustainable purchases. It’s not always easy to make the right choices, but if you care about the…

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…