The Gambia

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,...

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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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 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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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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