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If you are travelling to the island of Tenerife and are looking to venture outside of your holiday resort, you have chosen the perfect location. With just over 2,000km2 of versatile landscapes, Tenerife is the biggest island of the seven main Canary Islands and offers an ideal opportunity to combine a traditional beach holiday with an adventurous road trip. A drive around the island takes about 3,5 hours and buses between the biggest towns run regularly, making exploring Tenerife cheap and efficient.

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Solheimar, the world’s first fully sustainable village was established in 1930 by driven young Sesselja Sigmundsdottir. Located in South-West Iceland, Solheimar has a distinctive advantage to other eco-villages around the world.

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In 1944, at the height of the war in the Pacific Ocean, US soldiers were becoming painfully aware of the damages sun causes to skin. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the Pacific experienced severe sunburns and blisters from being exposed to the more direct rays of sun light for long periods of time. This was something many of the American soldiers weren’t used to, causing them to struggle significantly with the burning sun. Something was to be done.

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Frontier has over 500 projects spread over the entire world. Do you know where some of these projects take place? Take the quiz and find out!

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According to NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), last year was the fourth hottest year on record since 1880 when the independent recording of temperatures first started. This makes the last five consecutive years, from 2014- 2018, the warmest period in the modern history.

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By now, you must have heard many times how useful and eye-opening experience volunteering is. This is all true. Obviously, it also depends on your own attitude and what expectations you set yourself while volunteering, but in general, as long as you keep an open mind, you are guaranteed an adventure that will benefit you a lifetime.

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New Year inevitably means a new outlook. Not only in terms of resolutions, but also the planet. In this changing world you need to keep your eyes open, especially regarding travel.

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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Tanzania? Exceptionally diverse wildlife? White-sand beaches along the long coastal line? Beautiful national parks and safari tours? Tanzania is all of those things and so much more. The national capital of Tanzania, Dodoma City, offers a travel experience unlike anything else in the country. For many, this capital city might come as a new acquaintance, and no wonder, because it is actually not the biggest city, or even in the top 3 most populous cities, in Tanzania.

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We live in a world where the evidence of human actions affecting our environment through transformation of land for agricultural use, emissions and increasing temperatures of, both air and oceans, is well-supported with scientific research and can even be seen with our own eyes. All this is a threat for biodiversity.

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Flying is a huge contributor to climate change, but often the only way to get from one place to another, which is why it is important to take the environment into consideration by contributing to a more sustainable way of living in the actual destination.

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