Global travel

McDonalds international menu: Why eating at McDonalds is more cultural than you think

Did you know that the McDonalds international menu is often more cultural than you might think? McDonalds has been a dominant player in globalisation and can now be found all over the world. Whilst most outlets do serve the usual Big Mac and fries, McDonalds does make...

Things to do in Burnham on Sea

We spent a lot of time in Burnham on Sea this summer. Before moving to Cheddar, I had never heard of this coastal area. And now I wonder why! Burnham on Sea has beautiful sand, its not crowded and there are lot of things to do in Burnham on Sea. Here's what I learnt during my visit there... Tourism in Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea has a long history. Burnham on Sea's rise to fame occurred during...

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The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby airports and high speed trains. The Yellow Mountains are great for all types of tourists. Whether you're a keen hiker, a family with...

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Things to do in Sanya, the ‘Hawaii of China’

Sanya is a popular tourist area for Chinese domestic tourists as well as international travellers. Famous for its exotic beaches and serene coastlines, there are also lots of things to do in Sanya other than lazying around on the beach! For those of you who follow my travel stories on Instagram, you will know that I like to mix things up on my travels. Lazy beach days are great, but so are zip...

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The best UK national parks to visit and why

A national park is a great place to visit for a staycation or for a short break. Fresh air, the opportunity to take part in active pursuits and having the ability to just get away from it all, makes visiting a national park more than worthwhile! But which are the best UK national parks to visit? In this article I will tell you all about the most highly rated, and my personal favourite, UK...

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10 cool things to do in Axbridge, Somerset

During our time Somerset we discovered a beautiful little quintessentially British town called Axbridge. This town makes for a lovely day out if you're close by in neighbouring Cheddar, Wells or Burnham-on-Sea. There are lots of cool things do in Axbridge, read on to find out what they are... Why visit Axbridge? Axbridge is a great little town that is well worth a visit if you're in Somerset. We...

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Visiting the Strawberry Line: Everything you need to know

Steeped in history and filled with spectacular scenery, the Strawberry Line is one of Somerset's hidden gems. Situated close to the major tourist destinations of Wells, Cheddar and Burnham-on-Sea, a visit to the Strawberry Line is easily incorporated into any Somerset travel itinerary. But why you you venture to this fascinating area? Read on to find out... What is the Strawberry Line? Labelled...

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Amsterdam’s red light district: What, why and where

Amsterdam's red light district is one of the most fascinating places that I have ever visited. In the society that I live in the UK, prostitution is illegal and is generally not something that is openly spoken about. So Amsterdam's red light district is a world away from what I am used to! You might think it is only for sex tourists, but I recommend that every (adult) visitor to Amsterdam pays a...

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Things to do in Wells,Somerset

Marked as the smallest city in England, Wells is a special place to visit. Full of culture, history and entertainment, there are plenty of things to do in Wells to make for the perfect staycation or day trip from nearby Bath, Bristol or London. In this article I will tell you all about my favourite things to do in Wells, Somerset. Why visit Wells? Wells was always been a place on my domestic...

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A guide to hiking through the Mendip Hills

This summer we spent several weeks in the Mendip Hills area. With spectacular scenery, ancient ruins scattered around and distant views of the ocean, we really couldn't ask for a better place to get some much-needed fresh air during the COVID lockdown in the UK. The area surrounding the Mendip Hills makes for the perfect staycation. You can go to the beach one day and visit the caves of Cheddar...

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Hiking in Yunnan: Everything you need to know

China is a vast country with a wide variety of types of tourism. From shopping in Shanghai to visiting the ancient sites of Xian to relaxing on the beach in Hainan, there is something to suit everyone in China. If you're an active person who enjoys walking and stunning visits then hiking in Yunnan makes for a great holiday. If you're thinking about going hiking in Yunnan, then I have it all...

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I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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What does the World Travel and Tourism Council do?

The World Travel and Tourism Council is an important player in the world of travel. But chances are, you might not have even heard of them! This post looks at what the WTTC is, and what it does… What is the World Travel and Tourism Council? Founded in 1990, the WTTC...

How to renew a UK passport | A step by step guide

Are you wondering how to renew a UK passport? When it comes to travelling abroad, there is one thing you need that is more important than anything else. And that’s a passport! You can’t travel across country borders without one, except in very particular circumstances...

The sex hotel: What, where and why

Whilst many people are ignorantly unaware of the concept of the sex hotel, others are frequenting them on a regular basis. An important part of the tourism industry in some parts of the world, sex hotels give people a safe and secure place for intimacy and bring in...