Africa

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...

Lets climb Mount Toubkal: A complete guide

Are you wondering if you should climb Mount Toubkal? Climbing Mount Toubkal isn't on everyone's travel itinerary who visits Morocco. But if you are the adventurous type and you like to get off the beaten track, then this mountain climb is absolutely for you! Climbing Mount Toubkal can be completed in just two days and requires no prior training or experience. And the rewards are fantastic- you...

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Mount Kilimanjaro packing list FOR GIRLS

Finding a Mount Kilimanjaro packing list for girls can be tricky. There are sooo many packing lists out there, but all too many of these lists have unnecessary items. Seriously, do you really want to be lugging teddy bears and potties up the highest mountain in Africa?! Didn't think so... In this article I will tell you want you really really DO need and what you actually DO NOT need. Forgetting...

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Sex tourism in The Gambia: What, where and why

The Gambia is famous for its golden sand beaches, its wildlife and ecotourism scene and its female sex tourism. Sex tourism in The Gambia has hit headlines on many occasions in recent years, with stories of middle-aged Western women in search of long-term love, holiday romances and one night stands. However, there is often more to it than relationships. Stories of Gambian love cheats, visa scams...

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10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts

Located in east Africa and standing at 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous mountains in the world - and for good reason. There's a lot to learn about Mount Kilimanjaro, and I've compiled a list of 10 interesting Mount Kilimanjaro facts for you. Have a read and see how many you already knew, and how many are a complete surprise! #1 Nobody knows where the name 'Kilimanjaro'...

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The Kilimanjaro toilet experience

So I never thought I would be writing a blog post about toilets, but seen as the Kilimanjaro toilet experience is one of the biggest things on people’s minds when climbing the mountain and it definitely formed part of my love-hate-relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro. Here is the low-down:  Are there any ‘normal’ toilets on Mount Kilimanjaro? Yes! If you choose to climb the Marangu Route, more...

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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 the best bits of Egyptian history is the Valley of the Kings. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting… What is the...

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Will I Die When Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

Will I Die When Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? This was a genuine question that I had prior to commencing my ascent. Perhaps it’s because I’m a mum now, or maybe it’s because I’m getting older and ‘wiser’, I don’t know. Either way, I was a little bit concerned. Deaths on Mount Kilimanjaro And I was right to be. Somebody DID die whilst I was on the mountain, in fact I was probably only feet away...

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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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My Love-Hate Relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro

People told me I was crazy for signing up to climb Mount Kilimajaro. Looking back on it they were probably right- I blame my post-pregnancy hormonal, emotional and slightly less slender than I would like self. I hate the cold, I’m scared of heights and I have a mild case of cleanliness OCD… so why on earth would I sign up to spend a week enduring all of these things? Actually, this isn’t the...

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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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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...