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Ten cats who took solo travel to the next level

They wander to the end of the garden. They wander to the end of the street. And sometimes you receive a weary phone call. ‘Hello? Is that Mouser’s owner? He’s at my place in [insert next town], eating my cat’s food and sleeping in my child's bed.’ Cats enjoy a bit of a mooch; this much is true. But... Read more

How to spot an ethical safari company

John Coppinger started up Remote Africa Safaris with his wife Carol in 1995 after working for 12 years in the Luangwa Valley. We spoke to him about working so closely with nature, and how he makes sure his company gives tourists the best possible experience of African wildlife without harming the a... Read more

Responsible Travel reveal how to be an ethical tourist

How do you travel ethically? We've spoken to Saul Greenland at Responsible Travel about travel and ethical tourism, and how people who want to see the world with a guilt-free conscience can make the most of their time abroad. Please can you give us a bit of background about Responsible Travel; whe... Read more

Doors to manual: What was working as cabin crew in the 1970s and 1980s like?

Even though we’re all still fascinated by the world of air travel, who doesn’t wonder about the glamour of yesteryear? We’ve spoken to two members of cabin crew who worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Jaqui Perry worked as cabin crew from 1968 to 1971 for British United Airways, which then became Briti... Read more

Jonathan and Angela Scott from Big Cat Diary talk big cats, Cecil the lion and the future of conservation

When the news broke that Cecil the lion had been killed by recreational big game hunter Walter Palmer, there was a worldwide outcry. Politicians and celebrities waded into the argument, and Palmer and his wife went into hiding. Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel helped raise $150,000 in donations in less ... Read more

World Horse Welfare show tourists how they can look after horses abroad

It's often upsetting when you're on holiday and you spot what appears to be an animal in pain - and plenty of tourists are especially upset by seeing horses working in other countries. However, you're not totally powerless - and there are ways of seeing if an animal is being genuinely mistreated, o... Read more

Gap year medical claims double in two years

When you're exploring options for your gap year adventure, certain parts of the planning process may be forgotten - but travel insurance definitely shouldn't be one of them. It may be an expense you think you don't need, especially if every penny's going towards your adventure - but if things go wr... Read more

When travel meets art: Wildlife artist Bas Evans shows how jetsetting has shaped his work

Bas Evans has been a wildlife artist for over 20 years, and during that time, his work has taken him all over the globe. Widely recognised as one of the world’s most highly acclaimed wildlife and nature artists, his work receives recognition from museums, galleries, art critics and collectors alike... Read more

The best things to do during a family holiday in Florida

With its golden sands, balmy weather and fantastic selection of fun things to do, it's no wonder that Florida is such a popular destination among holidaymakers. Every year, millions of people flock to the Sunshine State to experience its thrilling attractions, but which are the best? We spoke to Fl... Read more

The ultimate guide to Harbin Ice Festival in China

Head to the Harbin Ice Festival for an ultra-cool time. Why should you go? China’s tourism industry has been preparing for increased numbers of visitors for years; Beijing has already been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The country’s getting ready to up its winter sports game, so if you’re... Read more

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