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Rewilding: Saint or Sinner? Responsible Travel CEO and founder +Justin Francis debates whether turning our farmland over to wilderness is as good as it sounds:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/blog-post-seven
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"You could with the best intentions be propping up a system that is harming children." JK Rowling

Exactly why we removed all orphanage volunteer projects from our site in 2013, and worked with ECPAT & Save the Children to put together formal guidelines for volunteering with vulnerable children.
Read more about the issues with orphanage volunteering here:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/volunteering-with-children/travel-guide

https://twitter.com/Channel4News/status/777931461307621376
Channel 4 News – Verified account @Channel4News .@jk_rowling warns Western teenagers against volunteering in orphanages abroad—as @Lumos raises awareness of the 8m children in institutions. 2:130. 11:04 am - 19 Sep 2016. 1395 Retweets2799 likes. Reply to @Channel4News ...
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A big shout out to our #FolksWeLove  Karen Darke who won Paralympic GOLD yesterday in the road cycling time trial. What an inspiration! We caught up with her a few weeks ago - read her story here:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/folk-we-love/Karen-darke
Interview with Karen Darke, a British Paralympian who successfully skied across Greenland’s ice cap, cycled the length of Japan and climbed El Capitan, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. She describes the challenges that being paralysed poses and shares her experiences of going on numerous challenging adventures despite her disability.
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Inspired by Joanna Lumley's Japan on ITV last week? We can help you get there:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/japan/travel-guide
Japan travel guide. Honest & easy to read Japan travel guide with our views on what's rated, underrated or overrated including maps, itineraries, family info, photos & responsible tourism tips. Travel like a local with our Japan travel guide.
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We need responsible tourism more than ever. +Justin Francis explains why via +Matador Network 

http://matadornetwork.com/change/need-responsible-travelers-now-ever-heres/
Bigotry is on the rise. But we can fight it with responsible travel.
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Folks We Love: Conservationist, TV presenter & author +Saba Douglas-Hamilton speaks about her experiences growing up in the African bush and what inspires her sense of duty to protect wildlife: #DreamersDo  

http://www.responsibletravel.com/folk-we-love/saba-douglas-hamilton
Interview with Saba, a conservationist, author and TV presenter who presented wildlife documentaries for the BBC and Discovery Channel. She is also well known as the face of Save the Elephants charity.
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"It slowly dawned on us that we were each going to drive our own dog sleds." Our own +Justin Francis recounts his first (and slightly unexpected) experience husky sledding in Norway:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/blog-post-three
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Over the past 35 years or so, it is thought that Africa's elephant population has fallen from 1.3million in 1979 to just 400,000 in 2016.

We're supporting +Born Free Foundation "Bloody Ivory" campaign to bring an end to the legal and illegal trade in ivory and stem a huge decline in elephant population numbers in Africa.

Born Free president Will Travers, tells us more about the campaign + why we should all sign the petition to reject the ivory trade ahead of the CITES conference next week:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/bloody-ivory
Bloody Ivory; Born Free focuses on protecting elephants in Africa through its dedicated Bloody Ivory campaign
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Responsible Travel's +Justin Francis shares the sights and sounds of a night spent with the Maasai in Kenya. Read more + listen here:

http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/our-latest-thoughts
Responsible Travel's latest thoughts on issues in the news, from wildlife conservation to indigenous people.
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Folks We Love: Two months after being discharged from hospital after a climbing accident left him paralysed from the chest down, Jimmy Goddard completed the standard distance event at the London Triathlon. We find out what motivates him to keep challenging himself, and how he rises to these challenges: http://www.responsibletravel.com/folk-we-love/jimmy-goddard
Interview with Jimmy Goddard on his passion in travelling the world after a tragic accident that left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. He talks about his travelling experience and what makes him stand strong when facing life threatening challenges.
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Overnight in a garden shed with a bear in Finland.
http://www.responsibletravel.com/copy/our-latest-thoughts

Responsible Travel's founder and CEO Justin Francis gets a little too close for comfort to brown bears in Finland's Wild Taiga forest as he shares the first in a series of his most memorable travel moments.

""As the bucket startled to rattle, my wife said there was a small horse coming out of the woods. Closer inspection revealed it to be a very large bear."
Responsible Travel's latest thoughts on issues in the news, from wildlife conservation to indigenous people.
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ANNOUNCING OUR 2016 WORLD RESPONSIBLE TOURISM AWARDS FINALISTS

http://www.responsibletravel.com/awards/media/finalists.htm

Chair of Judges, Professor Harold Goodwin: “They have come through the most rigorous and competitive judging processes for an Awards scheme of this kind and have emerged as international leaders in their respective fields.”

The 13 finalists now need to wait until the Awards ceremony World Travel Market London to find out whether they have won.
#‎WRTA2016‬
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responsibletravel.com is the world's leading company for responsible holidays.
 
Since 2001 we’ve been handpicking inspiring holidays from around the world, linking up travellers and responsible operators & places to stay and we still offer the largest selection of responsible holidays online.
 
Whether you're after an action-packed adventure, a relaxing beach escape or a charming countryside getaway closer to home, there's something to suit all tastes and budgets.
 
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