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Bullfighting in Spain: What you NEED to know

Bullfighting in Spain is big business. What what does it actually entail? And is bullfighting in Spain ethical? In this article I will talk all about bullfighting and tell you everything that you need to know. What is bullfighting? Photo by Marko Obrvan on Pexels.com...

9 fascinating Running of the Bulls facts

The Running of the Bulls festival is a unique and somewhat controversial festival that takes place each year in Pamplona, Spain. With its long history and worldwide fame, learning about this festival is simply fascinating! In this article I share with you my 9 favourite facts about the running of the Bulls. #1 The most famous ‘running of the bulls’ event takes place in Pamplona While there are...

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A guide to visiting Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-Sur-Glane is one of the most memorable tourist attractions that I have ever visited, like EVER. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I have travelled a lot, but never have I visited somewhere that has invoked such strong evocative emotions. I visited the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane whilst doing a road trip through France and Spain. The area had been recommended...

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Amsterdam’s sex museum: Everything you should know

Amsterdam's sex museum is the most famous sex museum in the world. Particularly popular with stag parties and drunken groups of friends, this museum is an important contributor to the sex tourism industry in Amsterdam. In this article I outline what the museum is all about. What is Amsterdam’s sex museum? The Venustempel Sex Museum in Amsterdam is, as the name would suggest, a museum dedicated...

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A brief history of the running of the bulls

The history of the Running of the Bulls is is a pretty interesting, and it is what has resulted in the booming tourism industry that Pamplona welcomes each year. The running of the bulls is a major global event, and bull-running brings plenty of tourism to Spain, and Portugal as well as some areas of both Mexico and the south of France. But what exactly is it? Read on to discover a brief history...

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Things to do in Burnham on Sea

We spent a lot of time in Burnham on Sea this summer. Before moving to Cheddar, I had never heard of this coastal area. And now I wonder why! Burnham on Sea has beautiful sand, its not crowded and there are lot of things to do in Burnham on Sea. Here's what I learnt during my visit there... Tourism in Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea has a long history. Burnham on Sea's rise to fame occurred during...

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The best UK national parks to visit and why

A national park is a great place to visit for a staycation or for a short break. Fresh air, the opportunity to take part in active pursuits and having the ability to just get away from it all, makes visiting a national park more than worthwhile! But which are the best UK national parks to visit? In this article I will tell you all about the most highly rated, and my personal favourite, UK...

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10 cool things to do in Axbridge, Somerset

During our time Somerset we discovered a beautiful little quintessentially British town called Axbridge. This town makes for a lovely day out if you're close by in neighbouring Cheddar, Wells or Burnham-on-Sea. There are lots of cool things do in Axbridge, read on to find out what they are... Why visit Axbridge? Axbridge is a great little town that is well worth a visit if you're in Somerset. We...

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Visiting the Strawberry Line: Everything you need to know

Steeped in history and filled with spectacular scenery, the Strawberry Line is one of Somerset's hidden gems. Situated close to the major tourist destinations of Wells, Cheddar and Burnham-on-Sea, a visit to the Strawberry Line is easily incorporated into any Somerset travel itinerary. But why you you venture to this fascinating area? Read on to find out... What is the Strawberry Line? Labelled...

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Amsterdam’s red light district: What, why and where

Amsterdam's red light district is one of the most fascinating places that I have ever visited. In the society that I live in the UK, prostitution is illegal and is generally not something that is openly spoken about. So Amsterdam's red light district is a world away from what I am used to! You might think it is only for sex tourists, but I recommend that every (adult) visitor to Amsterdam pays a...

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Things to do in Wells,Somerset

Marked as the smallest city in England, Wells is a special place to visit. Full of culture, history and entertainment, there are plenty of things to do in Wells to make for the perfect staycation or day trip from nearby Bath, Bristol or London. In this article I will tell you all about my favourite things to do in Wells, Somerset. Why visit Wells? Wells was always been a place on my domestic...

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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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Bullfighting in Spain: What you NEED to know

Bullfighting in Spain is big business. What what does it actually entail? And is bullfighting in Spain ethical? In this article I will talk all about bullfighting and tell you everything that you need to know. What is bullfighting? Photo by Marko Obrvan on Pexels.com...

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Ethical tourism: Everything you need to know

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