Is Elephant Tourism Ethical?

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Riding an elephant in Thailand is at the top of most backpacker’s bucket lists, but is it ethical? Pamela shares some insights into elephant tourism, and how to make ethical choices while in Thailand.

How the Indie Manifesto Informs My Travels

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Myanmar: Where to Go & What to Do

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At one time Myanmar was a scary place to be; dead bodies in the street, an unstable government, and rolling black-outs that lasted for days, but as Pamela discovers, Myanmar is a very different country now. One that is completely safe and welcoming to solo travellers.

Overweight Travel: Empowering Everyone

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Travelling while overweight can be a frightening endeavor for those suffering with weight issues, but Pamela has been doing it for five years, here is what she has to say about overweight travel, and why it’s not just about weight, but body image in general.

Is Mexico Safe for Solo Travel?

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You’ve heard and read the news stories, stories of people disappearing or being murdered in Mexico, but does that mean it’s too dangerous to travel through Mexico, solo? Pamela MacNaughtan says no, she’s travelled Mexico solo, and you can too.

Planning a Realistic Travel Budget

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Do you need to have a realistic travel budget, or can you just wing it? According to Pamela, creating a realistic travel budget is the key to making your round-the-world trip a success.

Mexico: It’s More Than Just Beaches

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While many travelers prefer the white sandy beaches and azure blue waters of Mexico’s tourist hotspots, Pamela MacNaughtan gives four reasons why you should leave the beach behind and travel through interior Mexico.

Inspiration to Get You On the Road

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When someone starts planning a long-term trip, usually one of the first things they do is look at photos to inspire them. In 2014, there is no better place than Instagram to be inspired by travel photography. Here are 30 of our favorites to follow for amazing travel photography.

Buses and Tacos: An Indie Travel Experience in Mexico

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There is more to Mexican culture than beach resorts and cruise stops. For a real cultural experience, Pamela MacNaughtan suggests travelling through Mexico by bus and eating as many tacos as you can.