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New Orleans: the only Bourbon Street guide you’ll ever need

The Big Easy is back, baby, and Bourbon Street is open for business! I've read about all kinds of incentives to get vaccinated, but New...

Green list countries which tick the adventure travel box

Adventure travel destinations around the world have been given the green light from the British Government as tourism slowly takes its first steps towards...

What is virtual kidnapping?

You could become a victim of virtual kidnapping. Note: this is an update of an article previously published in 2016 It usually starts with a phone...

Hiking gear: what to wear (without the jargon)

Choosing the right hiking gear can feel a little overwhelming. There’s layering and wicking, complex-sounding synthetic materials and prices that could make an oligarch blush. But...

Travel in 2021: how to Covid-proof your holiday plans

When should I book a trip? Will I need a vaccine passport to travel? Can I get a refund if I have to cancel? Will...

How to de-escalate conflict while travelling

Learning a little about recognising the signs of conflict and, crucially, how to de-escalate a potentially violent situation are crucial skills for anyone who...

Travel health: the other diseases to watch out for

COVID-19 may have dominated news cycles for the past 12 months, but it’s far from the only infectious disease that travellers need to take...

Close calls with solo traveller Gwendolyn Janke

Two eye-opening experiences come to mind when I think about my solo travel as a woman and they occurred to me during the #metoo...

Crisis Response Insurance, how does it work?

Headed somewhere that's remote, unstable, a conflict zone, or all three? You need insurance that covers more than a sunburn.

Do you need high-risk travel insurance?

What is high-risk travel insurance? Do you need it? Read on for the basics. Note: This is an update of an article originally posted 5...

The Covid survival guide: how to stay safe when travel resumes

As the UK approaches the anniversary of entering its first lockdown, there are tantalising signs that the battle against covid-19 may be nearing victory. Falling...

What’s happening in Myanmar?

A rundown of what’s happened in the Southeast Asian country as it marks a month since the military coup. Since the first day of February,...
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