Entries in travel (263)

Wednesday
Nov252015

How To... Survive In The Wild

Most of the guides in this series have looked at how to look after your physical wellbeing in a survival situation, but mental health is just as important—and often overlooked—in a survival emergency.

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Wednesday
Nov252015

QUIZ: Which Island Are You?

From the Atlantic to the Pacific our planet is full of beautiful islands! There are so many choices between the climate, the ocean, the animals, the landscapes...Find out which island you are and maybe how you could go and visit it!

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Wednesday
Nov182015

How To... Build A Shelter

If you’re caught in the wild for some time, building a shelter is a vital survival step—both for the physical safety a shelter offers, and the feeling of well-being and morale it can create. Exposure to the cold can cause fatal hypothermia, but it can also cause excessive weakness and fatigue that can reduce the desire to survive.

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Monday
Nov162015

Into The Wild Meets: Jodi Ettenberg

Jodi Ettenberg is the founder and writer of Legal Nomads, a blog which explores her love for both travelling and food. After quitting her job as a lawyer, her adventures began, and they are yet to stop. We interviewed her to find out more about her journeys and experiences so far.

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Thursday
Nov122015

Don’t Be A Tourist, Be A Traveller! 

Now, at first glance, you may see little difference between a tourist and a traveller. However, the difference is vast and what you gain from being a traveller is far more than any tourist can experience.  So, what are the differences? Read on to find out...

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Wednesday
Nov112015

QUIZ: Which Country Suits You Best?

Are you starting to feel to get away somewhere? Or perhaps you have always felt like you didn't quite belong. With 196 countries in the world, there's a place for you somewhere!

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Tuesday
Nov102015

The World's Most Ecologically Sustainable Countries

It is now appraised that 86% of the world's population live in countries that demand more from nature than their ecosystems can supply. Pursuant to the Global Footprint Network, if everybody were to live like American people, it would take 4 Earths to sustain the global population.

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Monday
Nov092015

Survival School: 6 Species That Cheated Extinction 

Low and behold we have entered the apocalyptic-sounding Sixth Great Mass Extinction, and perhaps we should fear the worst for the more endangered of our animal acquaintances. Yet some animals are refusing to play by the rules. Here are six of nature’s finest who refused to give up despite having the odds stacked against them.

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Thursday
Oct292015

5 Sinister Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants are a force to be reckoned with for insects! Growing in areas deprived of nutrient-rich soil, theyare equipped with cunning ways to trap and digest their prey. Among 630 species, five different kinds of trapping mechanisms have been identified, and it may only be a matter of time before these plants develop a taste for blood…

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Thursday
Oct292015

How To... Purify Water

If you’ve ever been travelling in the back of beyond, you’ll be familiar with the usual ways to purify water—purification tablets, chlorine or iodine tinctures, that kind of thing. But how do you keep yourself hydrated if you’re stranded somewhere without even these basic supplies?

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Tuesday
Oct272015

Why Study Abroad

A student's life is one like no other. Throwing yourself into the unknown to meet new people, study hard and create memories for life will be the best experience of your life. And hey, why not make it that little bit better by taking your studies overseas!

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Friday
Oct232015

A Guide To Choosing Your Perfect Volunteering Adventure

Holidays are coming up, a compulsory internship is part of your course or you might just fancy a career change  – the reasons you may be thinking of volunteering are endless! The journey from the initial idea to being on site as a volunteer is long, confusing at times, and full of pitfalls. It is easy if you just follow simple steps.

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Thursday
Oct222015

How To... Treat Wilderness Injuries

Imagine it: you’re up in the mountains, hours from civilisation, and you sprain your ankle. The temperature’s dropping fast, and getting back before dark is becoming a real issue. Knowing the basics of treating common injuries and illnesses can mean the difference between an unpleasant memory and a survival emergency.

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Wednesday
Oct212015

Seeing Double: How Many Orcas Are There?

It is seen as one of the most fearsome marine predators on the planet, and recent incidents at SeaWorld, as well as the 2013 documentary Blackfish, have thrust it into the limelight, but just how much do we know about the killer whale?

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Wednesday
Oct212015

QUIZ: Which Cuisine Are You?

Do you like sweet or savoury? Do you grab the chopsticks or prefer a knife and fork? If you were food, which cuisine would you be? Take the test to find out where your palate feels most at home!

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