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Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi dress code | What to wear to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque

The Grand Mosque Abu Dhabi is a must-visit attraction when in the UAE. And if you’re planning a trip to Abu Dhabi, then the Grand Mosque may already be on your to-do list! Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the biggest mosque in the UAE, hence the nickname. It is also absolutely...

The Best Eco Lodges in the World

Which are the best eco lodges in the world? Well, this is a difficult question to answer! After all, there are soooo many eco lodges all over the world nowadays. However, some ecotourism entrepreneurs have mastered the eco lodge business more than others, and in this article I introduce you to some of the best eco lodges in the world.... read on to find out more! The best eco lodges in the world...

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Hogmanay: Everything you need to know

Hogmanay is a festival that is BIG for people in Scotland. But people outside of Scotland.... well, they may never have heard of it. After having a fantastic time celebrating Hogmanay, however, I thought that should change! So through this article I intend to teach you all about what Hogmanay is, why it is celebrated each year and why you might wish to join in the celebrations! What is Hogmanay?...

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Cloud Forest Costa Rica: A guide for visiting Monteverde

The Cloud Forest Costa Rica is an incredible place to visit and should absolutely be on any Costa Rica itinerary! In this article I teach you all about the Cloud Forest Costa Rica, where it is, what to do whilst there and why you should visit. Intrigued? Read on to find out more... What is the Cloud Forest Costa Rica? Located in stunning Costa Rica, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is an area...

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Silk Road China Itinerary- 2 weeks

Are you planning a Silk Road China itinerary? Well I can guarantee you are going to have an amazing trip! We were lucky enough to be able to travel along the Silk Road in China this past summer and we had an action-packed Silk Road China itinerary! Living in China definitely has its benefits sometimes! Travelling along the Silk Road in China is a very unique and special experience. Whilst the...

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10 Day Inner Mongolia Itinerary- Do It Yourself

Planning an Inner Mongolia itinerary for the DIY traveller isn't an easy feat. China has a group tour culture, with limited information in English on how to travel independently. But you absolutely can plan your own Inner Mongolia itinerary (and I think it is way better this way!). In this article I am going to tell you all about our 10 day Inner Mongolia itinerary and which are the best spots...

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The most expensive universities in the world

Which universities are the most expensive universities in the world? This is a question many undergraduate students-to-be are asking themselves nowadays. The cost of a university education has risen considerably in recent years. In fact, most universities have become, at their core, a commercial business. But are the most expensive universities in the world worth the extra money? University fees...

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Things to do in Guilin that are not in the guidebooks

There are so many great things to do in Guilin and the surrounding area. With some of the most spectacular scenery in China (and I would argue in the world!), Guilin should be on every China travel itinerary. Whether you are moving to China as an expat, backpacking through the country or travelling in China with kids, there is something for everyone in Guilin. In this article I will tell you all...

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Robben Island: South Africa’s most educational tourist attraction

Robben Island is an incredible place to visit and is the perfect tourist attraction to take students who are learning about history, psychology, travel and tourism and a range of other subjects. We visited Robben Island as part of our tour through southern South Africa, and it was a highlight of our trip. A form of dark tourism, it was a little macabre at times, but the educational benefits of a...

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The best mountains to climb for beginners

Which are the best mountains to climb for beginners? This is a question that most people ask when they are just starting out with their mountain climbing journey. Whilst you can go straight to a big mountain, like I did when I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, many people prefer to start small. But which mountains are best? Below I have outlined the best mountains to climb for beginners. The best...

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Is it ethical to visit the Killing Fields in Cambodia?

Is it ethical to visit the Killing Fields in Cambodia? This is a question that many travellers will ask themselves. Whilst it is fascinating to learn about this horrible history, and education is always a good thing, is it right that we as tourists are taking photographs of the victim's skulls and walking along the paths that once saw such extreme terror and devastation? Ethics is always a...

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Dr Hayley Stainton

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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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Ethnography: A SIMPLE explanation

Ethnography is a term that many students and researchers will come across. Associated with cultural and social anthropology, ethnography involves the study of people. Whilst the term ethnography might sound complicated (and many research books will explain it in a...

Likert scale: A SIMPLE guide for beginners

If you are wondering what the likert scale is and how it work, then you have come to the right place! Whether you are about to do a research project or dissertation, conduct some market research or do some quantitative data analysis, I will teach you everything that...

The Best Eco Lodges in the World

Which are the best eco lodges in the world? Well, this is a difficult question to answer! After all, there are soooo many eco lodges all over the world nowadays. However, some ecotourism entrepreneurs have mastered the eco lodge business more than others, and in this...

Hogmanay: Everything you need to know

Hogmanay is a festival that is BIG for people in Scotland. But people outside of Scotland.... well, they may never have heard of it. After having a fantastic time celebrating Hogmanay, however, I thought that should change! So through this article I intend to teach...