Africa

Visiting the Valley of the Kings: A complete guide

If you like history, then visiting Egypt is probably already on your bucket list. There is SO much history to see and explore in this beautiful African country. From pyramids to pharaohs, ancient Egyptian history is full of stories and colour and monuments. And one of...

Is Gambia safe to travel to?

Gambia is beautiful. It such a colourful part of the world with fishing villages, bright blue skies, soft sandy beaches and so much nature to explore. It comes as no surprise that it’s on many people's travel bucket lists! But for a lot of travellers, there’s a big question mark when it comes to this West African country: is Gambia safe? In this article I will tell you the pros and cons to...

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The ultimate three week Egypt itinerary: Do it yourself in Egypt

Egypt is a magnificent country! We had a three week Egypt itinerary and were able to see most of the top sights during this time, as well as enjoy some relaxation time. In this post I will give you the details of our three week Egypt itinerary as well as recommendations for things to do and places to stay. Why you should travel in Egypt right now Egypt has so much to offer! From ancient...

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Gambia Bumsters: What are they and how to stay safe

Gambia Bumsters. If you've ever travelled to The Gambia, you will almost certainly have heard of this term. But what exactly are Gambia Bumsters? And how will they affect your holiday? In this blog post I will explain all... What are Bumsters in Gambia? A Bumster is a term used locally in The Gambia for a beach boy. The term Bumster is thought to have its origins from the English word for bum,...

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The truth about your tour to the Maasai Tribe

Are you planning a visit to the Maasai Tribe? Visiting a tribe while travelling throughout Africa might be high on your bucket list. But is it really all it’s made out to be? Read on to find out about the Maasai tribe, and the truth about your trip to see them in the flesh… Who are the Maasai tribe? The Maasai tribe live in northern, southern and central Kenya as well as northern Tanzania. Known...

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The best eco lodges in Gambia

There are plenty of eco lodges in Gambia. Whilst the country might be better known for its Gambia beach holidays and sex tourism in The Gambia, it does also have a thriving eco tourism scene. In fact, the government have been trying to have a push in sustainable tourism practices in order to diversify the tourism industry and to bring a new, more conscious, image to The Gambia. A more conscious...

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Gambia nightlife: The best night spots in The Gambia

When you think of The Gambia in West Africa, you might not think too much about Gambia nightlife. Gambia beaches? Sure, there’s loads. Lush tropical greenery in every direction? Of course! Wildlife that lives in harmony with the human population? To be expected. But Gambia nightlife might just pass you by when planning a trip. Let’s change that - read on to find out about the very best Gambia...

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Gambia beach holiday: The best beaches in The Gambia

One of my first major holidays was a Gambia beach holiday and I've since returned several times since because I loved it so much! An affordable, winter sun destination with lots of culture is always a win for me! In this post, I will tell you why I recommend a Gambia beach holiday and which are the best beaches in The Gambia. Why go to The Gambia for a beach holiday? Located in West Africa, The...

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The best hotels in Gambia

Knowing which are the best hotels in Gambia can be a challenge (trust me, I know- I stayed in one that I would NOT recommend). Reviews can be few and far between and many are outdated. As a big travel fan of The Gambia and someone who has travelled there multiple times and planned a student residential visit (which required A LOT of research!), I feel that I am in a fair position to share with...

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Visiting Deir el Bahari: A complete guide

While your mind may automatically conjure images of pyramids and a long winding river, there is so much more to Egypt - especially when it comes to archaeology and history. There is so much to see and explore aside from the most famous sights, and Deir el Bahari is one of them. Here’s your complete guide to planning a visit! What is Deir el Bahari? Translated as ‘the Monastery of the Sea’, Deir...

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Visiting the Temple of Edfu: A complete guide

Egypt is a history lover’s dream. There is so much to see, so many stories to be told, and the Temple of Edfu is just one of them. This was the first stop of our Nile cruise and it got our Egypt trip off to a GREAT start! There is so much to see and learn at the Temple of Edfu so I've put together a complete guide to planning your visit… Where is the Temple of Edfu? The temple lies on the west...

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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...