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Is Dark Tourism ethical? What you need to know

Sometimes called thanatourism or black tourism, so called dark tourism is on the rise. From concentration camps to disaster sites, the question arises: is dark tourism ethical? Trigger warning: this blog post discusses subjects which some may find distressing. Is dark tourism ethical? Few things compare to the sticky, raised purple of clumped blood on … Read more

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The Best Gifts for an Outdoorsy Girlfriend

Looking for the best travel gifts for her? It’s been a strange old year but that’s all the more reason to treat women who love to travel to something that will make them smile! Here’s our travel gift list for 2020, from luxury travel gifts to stocking fillers. Let’s finish the year strong!

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Your Essential Cycling Holiday Packing List

Having the right gear with you makes all the difference in the world when it comes to having a successful adventure travel holiday. This cycling holiday packing list sums up hours and hours on the saddle and on the road. But it’s not all hardcore.  These cycling essentials aim to help you enjoy your holiday … Read more

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The 50 Best Travel Websites and Travel Resources 2023

From dreaming about a trip, planning a trip, writing up a trip and reviewing trips for work, it’s hard to find a day when I’m not zig-zagging across various travel websites.

I’m also honoured to be a regular contributor to The Independent’s 50 Best Travel Websites feature since 2013 as well.

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The Only Car Rental Checklist You Need

Let our car rental checklist put your mind at rest before you head off on that next road trip. Here’s everything you need to think about. And the things you don’t. You may also be interested in our Road Trip Planner & Toolkit and the list of Road Trip Essentials here. The Perfect Car Rental … Read more

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review: What You Need to Know

Cathay Pacific have been scooping up awards left and right and centre for their new business class design and, after a comfy twelve hour flight with them, it’s easy to see why. To Hong Kong on the new and back on the old, I managed to compare and contrast side by side flights so to speak to then get back and give you the lowdown.

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The Best Wales Road Trip Itinerary

Ah, beautiful, beautiful Wales! Bizarrely overlooked by the rest of the inhabitants on this shared, windswept island, I love the place so much, I’ve made it home. This is the Wales road trip itinerary that I’ve been meaning to write about for years and finally, here it is. Move over muddy sheep on country roads, a Welsh road trip will bring you history, architecture, wild skies and landscapes to set your heart on fire. Here’s how to do it.

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The Best Gifts for Someone Going Travelling

Looking for the best gifts for travel lovers after the horror show that was 2020? Well, you need to tread carefully but it can be done. Here are the best gifts for someone going travelling after the year when travel stopped