Africa

Visiting the Valley of the Kings: A complete guide

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?

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?

Is Gambia safe to travel to?

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 is a warm place to visit during winter and it has loads of culture to offer. As such, 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...

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Mount Kilimanjaro

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

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: 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

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

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

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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Is Gambia safe to travel to?

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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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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