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Coming soon to Into the Wild:

Interview with Adventurer Levison Wood!



A report by the EAT-Lancet Commission has issued a set of global messages calling for a change to healthier diets including much more fresh produce and a lack of red meat to keep a sustainable planet.

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This humid city of Suva is the largest metropolitan in Fiji– not to mention being the cultural hub and largest city in the South Pacific. Towards the southeast coast of Fiji, the city was made the capital back in 1877 (after replacing former settlement of Levuka on Ovalau island). So, what can you find in this vibrant city?

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The U.S. pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement in last June forced the European Union to take a leading role in the fight against global warming. Now, the EU is aiming to become the first major climate neutral economy by 2050, paving the way for others to take action.

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Take a breath on your next holiday with slow travelling; say goodbye to that tourist fatigue and make the most out of where you’re staying.

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Gyms are full packed out for the next few weeks, diets have come to kick in and pubs are going out of business with ‘Dry January’ taking its toll. New year, new me? With 2018 crammed with climate change, summer heatwaves and inescapable plastic headlines, the world seems to be telling us to change our ways.

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We’ve all heard of the stories of wild tigers being hunted for fur and medicine, or African Elephants poached for their tusks but what species do we need to be looking towards in the new year?

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Forget ‘Dry January’, ‘Veganuary’ is now taking over; more Brits are taking on the vegan lifestyle for their new year’s resolution instead of banning the booze.

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Got the travel bug? Here at Frontier gap years, community development, sustainable research and even adventure is right at the heart of what we think makes a worthwhile travel. No traveller is the same and everyone knows the typical gap-year destinations but it’s hard to find the best gap year destination made to match your own style. Whether you’re a nature explorer or adrenaline junkie, we’ve found something for everyone. Here’s our list of the best gap year destinations for the new year.

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In Paris, you’ll find a mass of queues to go up and down the Eiffel Tower; in London, don’t bother hitting up the London Eye unless you’ve booked; in New York, you’ll be barging people out the way to make it to the middle of Times Square. It’s no surprise that popular cities are a tourist’s haven, but places like Phuket and Venice which were once remote and rural have now become with picture-taking and souvenir selling just as bad. So, what is this “overtourism”, and how detrimental has our travelling become?

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Although a small country just off Central America, Belize is not to be missed. A marine paradise with islands and historical culture to be explored, the pocket sized country should be next on your bucket list. With a big focus on diving and marine exploration, we’ve put together the best things to do in Belize and what you need to do when you go.

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