Airfare can be expensive, whether you’re flying across the world or to the other side of the state. In fact, the average cost of an international flight is $991.82 — enough to cover a mortgage payment or fix the family car. The flight is often the most expensive part of a trip, sometimes costlier than food, accommodations and entrance fees combined. But that doesn’t mean you have to empty your bank account to afford a vacation. Instead, follow the five tips below for finding cheap airfare and saving money.
The aim of World Ocean’s Day is give us an opportunity to honour, protect, and conserve the ocean.
Right now, our Oceans need all the help they can get.
Oceans are swimming in plastic. It reaches every single part of our world, from the depths of the Mariana Trench to the remote Cocos and Galapagos islands. We have all heard about the Great Garbage Patch!
Humans and all marine life are eating and ingesting plastic. Plastic becomes wrapped around animal’s mouths so they suffocate. Plastic they eat becomes stuck in their stomach and they choke. Huge whales are washing up on our shores from Indonesia to Italy, their guts filled with plastic.
Cigarette butts litter our oceans even more than plastic. Some people believe the butt will biodegrade. It doesn’t.
46% of the plastic in our ocean comes from fishing nets, and our oceans are over fished to brink of extinction. Huge trawlers scrape the ocean bed killing coral and everything in its path.
Bycatch is killing dolphins, turtles, whales, sharks and birds. As fisherman target a specific fish, these marine species are unintentionally caught in their nets, but because they are useless to the fishing industry, they are discarded. Sometimes they are dead, sometimes they are half-dead. Either way, they died so you can eat fish.
Sir David Attenborough pleaded with us all on "The Blue Planet" to do something before it’s too late.
How can you make a difference on this World Oceans Day? Feet Do Travel have listed easy, practical solutions to help you make a start TODAY. The time for change is NOW.
Before you embark on any type travel, you need to pack, which is sometimes daunting. Deciding what to pack can leave you with a headache, and you ask yourself "which essential items do I need", and "what should I not pack?"
We have been travelling full time in Asia for over two years, and have perfected the ultimate packing list. Whilst we may not have perfected how to travel light, we certainly know which items we cannot do without.
We have been using this essential international travel packing list for many years, and it’s worked for us so far!
We have stayed in All Inclusive resorts, been on luxury tours, gone camping and now we are backpacking, plus we have stayed in every type of B&B and hotel in between. In other words, we know what we are talking about. Regardless of your age, how you are travelling and where you are going, we know the essential items to pack for worldwide travel.
We cover everyday essentials such as toiletries and electronics, how to travel plastic free, which medication you should take, anti-theft protection, plus even what bag to take.
This is Feet Do Travel’s ultimate packing list; all tried and tested! What we carry and why.
Do you want to reduce your single use plastic but don’t know where to start? Have you become more aware how much plastic waste is around? If you need tips for living with less plastic, I’m here to tell you that it’s a lot easier than you think – honestly!
If you are having these thoughts, you have made the first step – you are aware that something needs to be done.
Recycling plastic is fantastic, but we are producing and using more than our planet can handle. The way forward is to use less plastic in our life, and stop being a single use plastic society.
I'm sure you already know about the Great Garbage Patch, but here are a few more frightening facts for you that are closer to home:
Scary isn’t it - but it’s not too late. Large companies all around the world are taking steps to reduce their single use plastic so you are not alone, and if we all do our bit, we can #beatplasticpollution.
If you don’t know where to start, we will break it down for you. Our aim is give simple ideas for you to switch every day products that will be the most effective. These suggestions are very important for when you travel, because not all overseas countries have effective recycling/waste management systems.
Feet Do Travel share tips for living and travelling with less plastic.
Palm Oil is the new bad-buzz word right now, and rightfully so. You may have seen the various campaigns about how we are killing Orangutans at an alarming rate.
Palm Oil is the new plastic. It’s a secret killer.
The Palm oil industry is contributing to the extinction of the Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhino and Sumatran Elephant who are all in critical danger. If we don’t act now, these beautiful creatures could be extinct because of us.
Deforestation of Borneo’s rainforests is also escalating climate change. As humans we need trees for a healthy planet.
Palm Oil is in 50% of the products on our supermarket shelves, and in 50% of the green biodiesel in our cars. Not so “green” after all. In some parts of the world, there are no alternatives to buying products that contain palm oil. Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world.
Yes the orang-utans are losing their habitat and have been annihilated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s not palm oil that is killing the Orangutans, it’s the unsustainable methods used.
So what can we do about it? Why don’t we stop using palm oil completely? Are there sustainable methods? The keywords to remember here are sustainable palm oil, simply boycotting or cutting out palm oil completely causes other issues.
If you care about the Orangutans, if you want to be someone who makes a difference, we explain the various ways in which you can. Feet Do Travel show you palm oil free and sustainable palm oil products for men, women and for when you travel.
The world is becoming more conscious about the environment every year, and there should be no exception at Christmas time.
Green is the colour associated with this festive time of year, but we want to show you how you can be green in an environmental way. Implementing just a few of this ideas can make a big impact, remember the saying “it’s only one straw, said eight billion people”, the same is true at Christmas, and all the wastage produced for one day.
Before you think having an eco-friendly Christmas means being “bah humbug” read on! We show you it’s actually the opposite. With just a bit of extra thought and switching to a couple of these suggestions, it will in fact mean you have more fun, and show more thoughtfulness.
Feet Do Travel share 10 easy tips for a green, eco-friendly Christmas this year … and every year.
Extreme weather conditions can happen anywhere in the world at any time, but would you know how to survive a natural disaster?
It’s devastating for residents living within a country, but as travellers, any one of us could be visiting somewhere when a natural disaster occurs.
When we were in the Lombok earthquake on 5 August, we had no idea what to do, we just tried to think rationally and survival mode kicked in. When a tsunami warning was in place, for this we knew what to do – get to high ground.
This post isn’t intended to scare, but to educate us all on what to do when faced with circumstances we are unfamiliar with. I haven’t endured all the situations within this post, if I had, I’m unsure if I would be the luckiest person still alive, or the unluckiest to have been in these disasters in the first place! So I spoke with my travel blogger friends to create this post.
I hope we are all able to learn how to survive a natural disaster.
As winter draws nearer, more and more people will be looking for some winter sun. However, one cause for concern is having to carry around a large amount of cash. For most people, this is the first time they will have such a substantial amount of money on them, especially if you have worked hard saving money to travel. This is an understandable worry. After, all the hazards of carrying around hundreds or even thousands of pounds/dollars are evident. If the money was lost or stolen, then you would have a disaster on your hands struggling to find a way to accumulate funds for the rest of your trip.
However, there are solutions when it comes to keeping your holiday money safe. Before you travel abroad with your pockets bulging with cash, we help you discover other options at your disposal.
Plastic Free travel is easier than you think.
Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years, you will know our world has a plastic problem.
Sadly plastic pollution is everywhere. No country, no matter how remote has been spared.
When we travel, it’s so easy to forget that many countries don’t have the same facilities we are used to, and consumption of single use plastic creeps into our travel. Despite our well-meaning intentions back home, when we travel, it’s so easy to end up using far more plastic than we would like or need to.
But it’s possible to do something about it. I am here to tell you that it is possible to reduce our single use plastics when we travel.
Next time you pack, remember these 7 plastic free travel tips.
The 5th August 2018 was just an ordinary evening on Gili Air, Indonesia. We were in a restaurant eating dinner, choosing not to take our phones with us. We didn’t plan to be out for long.
At 6.46pm everything changed. A slow rumble could be heard, but it wasn’t thunder which comes from above. This thunder was surrounding us.
The ceiling and walls started to shake. Sy and I looked at one another, we knew what this was, we had felt it a few days before.
Suddenly the lights went out. As the island was plunged into darkness, screams could be heard up and down the street.
We didn’t know it at the time, but this Magnitude 7 North Lombok earthquake, the force of which caused Lombok to rise by 10 inches, would turn Gili Air into a ghost town.
This is my story of being in the Lombok earthquake, and Gili Air’s plans to be paradise again soon.
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