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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...

Things to do in Cheddar, Somerset

During the COVID pandemic we found ourselves unexpectedly living in Cheddar in Somerset. My children and I spent several weeks here and I got to know the town really well. There are lots of fun things to do in Cheddar and you can easily spend a few days here. Here is my guide on the best things to do in Cheddar, along with some handy practical tips to help you plan your trip. Things to do in...

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Jordan pass: What is it and why you should get one!

So, you’re going to Jordan. It really is a country so rich in culture, history, beautiful scenery, tasty food and so much more. You’re probably now in the midst of planning your trip - writing packing lists and booking transfers, scouring Instagram for Petra photo inspiration and deciding which shoes will be most comfortable for walking around castle ruins. And one thing you might not have...

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A guide to visiting the Crusader Castles, Jordan

There are various Crusader castles around the world. These are, as the name suggests, castles that were founded or occupied during the Crusades. The castles can be found in the Middle East and the Eastern Med, as well as in Poland and some of the Baltic states. Some of the best crusader castles to visit are in Jordan. We visited the castles as part of our two week Jordan itinerary and absolutely...

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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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5 reasons why you SHOULD book a holiday abroad THIS year

Recent polls have suggested that over 60% of Brits may be willing to travel overseas this year if flights are available. But what about the rest of us? Are you put off of travelling internationally this year because of the threat of COVID-19? Well, don't be! Earlier on today I shared this video on my social media channels. In the video Sophie Griffith, Editor of the Travel Trade Gazette,...

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How to get to the Gili Islands from Bali

Are you considering a visit to Gili Air, Gili T or Gili Meno? Or perhaps you all three? Then one of the first things you will need to know is how to get to the Gili Islands from Bali. The Gili Islands are simply wonderful. They have resisted the overtourism that much of Bali has suffered at the hands of and they are pristine and beautiful. But there's a reason that these islands have remained...

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Instagram Bali: The most scenic spots in Bali

Instagram Bali. The best If you're into insta tourism, then you will LOVE Bali! Bali is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. It just is. Blue skies, white sands, rice paddy fields, temples, mountains, perfect sunsets - it’s breathtaking! And it's oh so perfect for the 'grammable' pics! I first visited Bali back in 2012, before Instagram even existed, I thought it was beautiful...

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Leifeng Pagoda: Everything you need to know for the perfect visit

When we first moved to Hangzhou, one of the first places that was on our 'must-see' list was the Leifeng Pagoda. This pagoda is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and it's full of history and culture too. I am aware that Hangzhou doesn't get too many non-Chinese tourists, and this can make navigating your way around and finding reliable, up to date information challenging at times. So...

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Goa beaches | The best beaches in Goa

Many people travel to this part of India for the wonderful Goa beaches, and it is no surprise- Goa boasts some of the best beaches in this part of the world! Goa is a beautiful state in India which stretches along the Arabian Sea. If you are planning a trip to India, then you’d be a fool to miss out on visiting Goa - with waterfalls, historic sites, fishing villages and more, there is so much to...

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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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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

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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The Yellow Mountains: A comprehensive guide

The Yellow Mountains is one of the most beautiful mountainous areas in China. Located on the edge of Anhui province, the area makes for a great weekend break from Shanghai or Hangzhou. It can also be easily accessed from other parts off the country via the nearby...

Visiting friends and relatives (VFR): A simple explanation

Visiting friends and relatives, often referred to as VFR, is one of the most prominent types of tourism. Whether you are a tourism management student or a tourism industry entrepreneur, it is important that you understand this vital sector of the tourism industry. In...

What is a tourist? Tourist definition

What is a tourist? How you define the term tourist? Is there a widely accepted tourist definition? When we are and are not tourists is not always clear. Am I a tourist when I travel one hour on the train to London for the afternoon? Am I a tourist when I stay with my...