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What I learnt travelling in Africa

Serenity recently adventured to Kenya with us on our first yoga and safari adventure. Little did she know how much the experience would empower her to make some big changes in her life…
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Mt Everest: Open to all?

Should Everest be open to everyone? If not, who gets to climb? The over-crowding of the highest mountain in the world has got us thinking about ways to fix the issue…
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10 Things You Should Know: To Travel Responsibly in Cambodia

It is important to understand the differences between your culture, expectations, economy and politics and Cambodia’s. Here’s a few things to get you started.
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4 Ways to be a Responsible Tourist When Travelling to Developing Countries

Being a responsible tourist is about being aware and taking responsibility. Here’s a few tips you can use on your next adventure to ensure you doing the right thing.
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Why you should ALWAYS travel with a responsible tour operator

Every decision we make has a good or bad impact. As tourists, we know we could try harder to do the right thing, but is it really worth the extra money to travel with a responsible tour provider?
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Overtourism. What do we do about it given we are certainly NOT over tourism?

How to plan the trip of a lifetime without having to deal with the crowds. Annie better explains overtourism and how you can avoid it on your next adventure.
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Tourism’s responsibility towards climate change

Are your travel habits killing the environment? How do you know and what can you do to become a more responsible tourist?
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A globetrotters guide to using tourism for good

Concerned about your environmental footprint, your impact on local communities, carbon emissions, …? Here’s how you can reduce your negative impact on your next adventure.
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7 off the beaten track things to do in Ethiopia

Not many countries have as much adventure to offer as Ethiopia. Here are 7 reasons this undiscovered gem should be at the top of your bucket list.
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Using tourism for good: 3 ways to make a difference on your next adventure

Want to travel for good? Here’s a few ideas to consider on your next adventure that will help you make a positive impact.
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5 African Page-Turners to Help You Through Your Post-Africa Blues

My first African adventure left me desperate for more! I couldn’t quit my job and move to Africa, so I did the next best thing, immersed myself in Africa through books. Here are some of my favourites.
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Started at the bottom

I believe success and greatness have a price, and that price is responsibility. Responsibility demands relentless hard work and focus in life.
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Education changed my life

It is hard to imagine what my life would have been like without an education. Now education isn’t just something done in preparation for life. Education is life itself.
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5 things I wish I knew before I climbed Kilimanjaro

The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro, I was a 20-year-old uni student, in peak physical condition who believed he was invincible. Add a team of local guides with a policy of ‘summit at all costs’ and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Here are 5 things I wish I knew before I climbed.
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What makes an unforgettable adventure?

Living, volunteering and traveling across the globe, I’ve realized I’m an adventure junkie. I enjoy sitting by the pool, nursing a beer and relaxing but it doesn’t excite me. Meeting new people, immersing in different cultures, tasting funky foods and experience LIFE in all its raw, imperfect beauty – that’s where the real fun is. Hiking...
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The Dangers of Panic

It should come as no surprise that mountaineering is an inherently dangerous endeavor. We face many challenges when we decide to go high; altitude sickness, rock falls, snow/ice conditions, weather, equipment failures to name a few. Many of these factors can be mitigated through quality equipment, training and an experienced climbing team. There are of...
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7 Kilimanjaro Packing Essentials

If you’re about to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world, you’re probably pulling your hair out over the never-ending list of gear you’ve been told to bring. I understand how overwhelming (and expensive) it can be. Rather than give you another long list, here are the 7 ESSENTIALS YOU MUST PACK (ranked in...
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20 Essential Kilimanjaro tips

Kilimanjaro is a once in a life time experience that you will never forget. Whilst there are some basic steps you need to take to make sure you are safe, here are a 20 "unsung hero" tips that will ensure you enjoy the journey as well. 
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7 tips to successfully summit Mt Kilimanjaro

When I tell people how many times I've climbed Kilimanjaro, the first thing they ask is if I'm crazy. The next is, "what's your secret to success?" Here's my 7 tips to ensure you enjoy a successful journey on Kilimanjaro. 
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Summiting Kili – New Years Day, 2017

In December 2017, Meady realised a dream. To stand on the summit of the World’s Highest Free-Standing Mountain. Here’s a detailed description of his adventure.
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Don’t feed the children

In every developing country I have visited, I see children begging. Each time I am torn about helping. I know they probably do need food or money but I also know it is dangerous to give them either. Here is one perspective from my time living in Tanzania & Kenya and from my experience on...
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Volunteering: What you need to know

Empower someone more disadvantaged than you is one of the most rewarding experiences you could ever have. Before you quite or day job, buy a one-way ticket and head off to save the world, here are a few things you should consider to ensure you are truely making the positive impact that you want to.
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Chris’ Kilimanjaro Vlog

In Dec 2016, Chris climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with Adventure Out Loud. Originally planning to complete the Machame Route in 7 days, we were forced to amended our itinerary due to persistent rain and snow. Here is a Vlog of Chris' journey trekking the highest free standing mountain in the world.
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86 year old summits Mt Kilimanjaro

Having successfully climbed Kilimanjaro on multiple occasions, I think this is an unbelievable achievement. I'm sure there was a lot of training involved but what I love most about the feat, it proves that "where there's a will there's a way".
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