As travel hungry tourists, how can we keep our negative impact on the world around us to a minimum? Whilst I think travel is so important for widening horizons, I am always super-aware that it can have a detrimental impact on the environment if taken carelessly. In an effort to be a more mindful, eco friendly traveller, these are the simple steps that I take every time I leave Blighty and hop on a plane.

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In 48 hours time I’ll be stepping on to a Royal Brunei plane at London Heathrow, and starting a trip that will take me to lavish Dubai for a three night stay in a four-star hotel, before moving on to beautiful Borneo for a seven night stay at the five star Shangri-La Rasa Ria resort. The total value of the trip comes to around £4,000 but I have paid just £1200 for the whole thing. Read on to find out how I did it…

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I spent 4 days in this amazing city at the beginning of July and fell head over feet for it’s chilled out atmosphere with a cool city edge. After much deliberation, I’ve managed to condense an unforgettable few days in to this – my guide to the perfect 48 hour mini-break in Lisbon.

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Around this time 12 months ago, I had just returned from an absolutely epic trip to New Orleans, thanks to being invited to attend a friend’s wedding. This week, I realised that I never got around to blogging about our time spent in one of the coolest places on earth. So here I am, making up for it, with a round-up of how we spent an amazing few days in New Orleans.

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