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5 of the Safest Developing Countries to Visit

Safety is one of the most critical factors that travelers consider when traveling to developing nations. A recent global study conducted by CNN Travel asked consumers to identify the key influencing factors in their decision-making process. The primary factor was safety. The following are 5 of the safest developing countries to visit: 1. Rwanda Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with a 6.8% expected growth in 2018. Some of the factors attributed to this increase are political stability and the robust security network in the country. The homicide rates are low, police response is reliable, and the business cost of violence and crime are low. 2. Bulgaria Bulgaria is a country that’s undergoing a transition of...

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Sensible Scents — Are Essential Oils Sustainable?

Essential oils have gained popularity as a natural alternative for wellness, cleaning, and helping one’s home smell terrific. In order to produce a small amount of essential oil, much larger volumes of their source plant are often required. For example, 3 pounds of lavender flowers will only yield about 15mL of oil. This leads to an important question: Are they sustainable? The answer to this question varies by distributor. Both small and large essential oil distributors have been known to cut corners, the growing and harvesting methods should be researched before buying. Because the term "sustainability" has not been clearly defined in the marketing world, there are not strict regulations placed on use of the term. For the purposes of...

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How to Relax and Find Your Zen on Long Flights

Let's face it: unless you're an aviation enthusiast, flying is probably the least enjoyable part of your trip. Increasingly packed flights, rude fellow flyers, and potential turbulence are just a few things that could zap the anticipation and excitement you feel about getting to the destination. With a few easy steps, however, you could find yourself enjoying your next flight, and even find it to be a more relaxing experience. Here are some ways to cope and find inner peace and more Zen on your next flight.   Enjoy the View Any flight gives you access to views that are impossible from any other venue. Instead of stressing about the conditions on the plane, expand your world, at least figuratively,...

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How to Travel With Traditional Film Cameras

As the digital world of photography has gained momentum, there are still many photographers out there who love to shoot film. Many appreciate the art that goes behind not just taking the picture, but of developing. The entire process is an art in itself. Traveling with film cameras can be a little tricky though. It is easy to ruin the film, especially after it has been exposed. Too much radiation or too much heat can destroy the photographs you have captured completely. X-rays are the number one contenders for radiation; this includes X-rays used at the airport during a security check. Here are some tips on how to travel safely with a traditional film camera.   What Exactly do X-rays...

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Why it is important to keep a ban on Ivory trading worldwide

Prеѕіdеnt Trumр on November 17, 2017 brоught uр the idea of reversing thе gоvеrnmеnt’ѕ dесіѕіоn on іvоrу trаdе bаn, to ѕtаrt allowing huntеrѕ tо іmроrt trорhіеѕ оf еlерhаntѕ that wеrе killed in twо Afrісаn соuntrіеѕ, реndіng a furthеr rеvіеw. Why should Ivory trading be banned worldwide? In 1979 thеrе were an еѕtіmаtеd 1.3 mіllіоn Afrісаn elephants. A dесаdе lаtеr, wіdеѕрrеаd роасhіng hаd rеduсеd that fіgurе by more thаn half. Juѕt 600,000 African еlерhаntѕ rеmаіnеd. Africa’s ѕаvаnnаhѕ аnd fоrеѕtѕ wеrе no lоngеr ѕаnсtuаrіеѕ fоr еlерhаntѕ; they had bееn turnеd into grаvеуаrdѕ. In 1989, a wоrldwіdе bаn оn ivory trade wаѕ аррrоvеd bу CITES. Lеvеlѕ оf роасhіng fеll drаmаtісаllу, аnd blасk mаrkеt рrісеѕ оf іvоrу ѕlumреd. CITES had ѕаvеd the African elephant...

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