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When going abroad, most people choose to travel by plane. It’s often quicker, more comfortable if a little more pricey than other options. Plane etiquette; some follow these unwritten rules to the letter, others flout them carelessly. As more and more of us cram into economy class, spare a thought for your fellow travellers and heed this advice, following good etiquette when travelling can make the journey more pleasant for both you and the people around you. Here are some key dos and don’ts when travelling in the flying metal tubes.

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When you pick up a carrot in your local supermarket, the veg with five different heads probably isn’t your first choice. In recent years there’s been a surge of interest in the market for this unusual “wonky” produce, so why are we becoming so interested in the slightly more misshapen picks in the supermarkets?

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Hong Kong, known for its businesses, bright lights and big city feel, is a must visit destination for many. If you’re thinking of planning a trip or are just curious, have a read of these top 5 facts about Hong Kong!

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El Nino will be round again El Niño, the natural cyclical weather event, may be coming around again. This week, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) announced that there is a 70% chance of another El Niño by the end of 2018.

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Singer-songwriter SZA sent sustainable fashion into frenzy after posting social media clips of her new fashion range advocating an anti-plastic mantra. But can a singer-songwriter really change the fashion industry coining jumpers with sustainable taglines?

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Plastic became trending when we started to realise that the straws in our cups and the boxes from our takeaways might be adding to the already polluted oceans. But should we be ejecting that massive single-use waste material, or are we just ignoring every other waste problem?

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The passport – the must-have document that is sometimes left in the drawer at home when you’re rushing to the airport. It’s useful for getting to far flung places and for identifying yourself. However, there’s more to passports than meets the eye. Different passports have different amounts of strength, with some doing the heavy lifting in the gym while others barely lift themselves off the sofa.

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Recent research has found that consumers are more concerned about the amount of plastic food packaging on products than how much they cost.

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44 million birds have disappeared from the UK countryside since 1966. The toad population has fallen 68% over 30 years. The UK wildlife is in decline, but we’re not listening anymore. Naturalist and fan-favourite TV presenter Chris Packham hopes to make change on his initiative the People’s #PeoplesWalkForWildlife, a peaceful demonstration at Hyde Park in London on the 22nd September 2018. Into the Wild Meets sat down with Chris to talk about the movement, the declining wildlife figures and how the British public can change our ignorance.

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It’s the place to visit, reigning strong on many a traveller’s bucket-list and Pinterest board. You’ve Googled, you’ve Pinned, you’ve added to the Machu Picchu Mood Board. You’ve read everything. Or have you? Here are five facts to give you even more wanderlust and make you the ultimate expert on the Peruvian paradise…

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