North America

Cloud Forest Costa Rica: A guide for visiting Monteverde

The Cloud Forest Costa Rica is an incredible place to visit and should absolutely be on any Costa Rica itinerary! In this article I teach you all about the Cloud Forest Costa Rica, where it is, what to do whilst there and why you should visit. Intrigued? Read on to...

Ecotourism in Costa Rica: Where to go and why

Ecotourism in Costa Rica is big business. The ecotourism industry has been rapidly expanding worldwide, and Costa Rica a is proudly one of the world leaders in this sector. But why is Costa Rica so good at ecotourism and where are there best places for an ecotourist to travel in Costa Rica? In this article I will explain all... What is ecotourism? Ecotourism in Costa Rica is popular, and that...

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Cloud forests | A simple explanation

The first time that I encountered cloud forests was on my travels through Costa Rica. I was fascinated by these unique ecosystems and I really enjoyed learning more about them. So, I thought I would share some of the things that I have learnt about cloud forests on my travels with you in this article. Below I will explain what a cloud forest is, why the are called 'cloud forests', where these...

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Visiting the Costa Rica volcanoes: What you should know

The Costa Rica volcanoes should be a highlight of any trip to this beautiful country. They are absolutely fascinating and very beautiful! If you are considering visiting these natural attractions though, it is best to be prepared! In this article I have outlined the top Costa Rica volcanoes and what you should know before you go! The Costa Rica volcanoes Costa Rica is sometimes referred to as...

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The best eco lodges in Costa Rica

The best eco lodges in Costa Rica are some of the best in the world! Costa Rica has some fantastic options for tourists who want to take a holiday with fewer impacts on the environment. Read on to find out which are the best eco lodges in Costa Rica and why you should stay in one! What is an eco lodge? Essentially, an eco lodge is a type of accommodation that is dedicated to having minimal...

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The 6 best beaches in Cancun worth exploring

Where are the best beaches in Cancun? Well, surprisingly, this is a question that most tourists who travel to Mexico do NOT ask! Cancun is an all-inclusive lover's paradise. It is one of the biggest enclave tourism destinations in the world. Cancun is filled with luxury resorts with private beaches, they offer everything a person could need. As a result, most tourists spend very little time...

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A tourists’ guide to visiting Uxmal

We visited Uxmal during our two week Mexico road trip and LOVED it! I was surprised to see that there wasn't much information online about this fantastic archeological site though... so U thought I should put a stop to that and to tell you everything I learnt during my visit! In this post I will tell you what Uxmal is (and why you should visit), what sites there are to see at Uxmal and the best...

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Canada with a Baby and a Baby Bump

This summer we visited Canada with baby Isla who was 18 months. I was also 3 months pregnant. There are so many restrictions on the places that you can visit when you have a growing baby bump (see my post ‘where can’t I travel when pregnant’), along with many destinations that are not particularly suitable for an over-active toddler… so choosing where to spend our summer was a challenge, but we...

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What is a cenote and why should you visit one (or lots)?

Nature creates some fascinating and beautiful things around the world, and cenotes are one of them: you can jump, swim, snorkel and dive in them, but what is a cenote? And why should you visit one? Read on to find out all about these natural gems… What is a cenote? A cenote is a type of pit or sinkhole created by the collapse of limestone bedrock, exposing the groundwater underneath. They are...

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Calakmul: Tips for visiting Mexico’s hidden Mayan ruins

If you’re reading this blog post, you’re probably planning - or at least thinking of - visiting Calakmul. It’s no mean feat, and a big trip to plan so without further ado, here are some top tips for visiting Mexico’s hidden Mayan ruins… What is Calakmul? First of all, what is Calakmul? In short Calakmul, meaning City of the Two Adjacent Pyramids, are some Mayan ruins in Campeche, Mexico. The...

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The best cenotes in Yucatan [with a handy MAP]

The best cenotes in Yucatan are a well kept secret. In fact, many tourists who travel to Mexico don't even know what a cenote is! Visiting these marvels of nature was a highlight of my two weeks in Mexico and I recommend that they are added to any travel itinerary that is in this part of the world. The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a popular holiday destination. It has Maya ruins, stunning...

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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...