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Luxury trains: Everything you need to know

Luxury trains are an important part of the tourism industry. Luxury trains facilitate slow tourism and are more environmentally friendly than other forms of transport, such as flying. Whether you're thinking of travelling on a luxury train or your'e just interested in...

UK heritage railways | Understanding tourism

UK heritage railways are popular amongst domestic tourists and international tourists. But what is a UK heritage railway and where can you find one? In this post explain what UK heritage railways are and I provide an overview of the top UK heritage railways. What are UK Heritage Railways? A heritage railway is a railway operated in order to re-create or preserve railway scenes from throughout...

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Anuradhapura: A complete guide

If you are looking for a major city to visit in Sri Lanka, then Anuradhapura should be on your list. We certainly loved our visit to this remarkable ancient city on our trip across Sri Lanka with a baby. It's a great place to visit no matter whether you're a budget or luxury traveller. Here’s everything you need to know in case you’re planning a visit… Where is Anuradhapura? Located in North...

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Jeju Island weather- DO NOT trust the weather forecast!

Yes, you read that correctly. DO NOT trust the Jeju Island weather forecast!! We did... and ended up walking around in jeans and jumpers in 28 degrees... I had to strip the baby down to her nappy and we all had to wear the only sun cream that I had packed (which was factor 50- for the baby- just incase....). We lugged around 3 suitcases and a large rucksack full of clothes that we didn't wear...

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Becoming an expat in Hangzhou, China: Everything you need to know

When I found out I was soon to become an expat in Hangzhou, China, I had soooo many questions! Would there be a suitable nursery for my daughter to attend? What is the food like? Does anybody speak English? Would I be able to buy my favourite wine? I searched online and I did find some helpful information, but most of this was targeted either at tourists visiting Hangzhou or expats moving...

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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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What are the seven natural wonders of the world?

The seven natural wonders of the world are definitely on my travel 'to-do list'! When we travel we love to visit a 'wonder' (as described by Karl Pilkington in one of my favourite travel shows- An Idiot Abroad), and we also love a good 'travel to-do-list' to work our way through! While the seven wonders of the ancient world are all man-made structures and sculptures, awe-inspiring examples of...

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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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A guide to visiting Jerash, Jordan

Jerash is one of the great places to visit in Jordan! I loved Jerash- it wasn't overly touristy and has some brilliant ancient architecture to explore. It was also super easy to reach from Amman. In this post I will tell you everything that I learn about Jerash to help make your travel plans a little easier! Where is Jerash? Located in the north of Jordan, Jerash is the capital city of the...

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A guide to visiting Aqaba, Jordan

Aqaba is a popular tourist destination in Jordan, and for good reason! Jordan is a country that has so much to offer, regardless of what type of holiday you’re after. On our travels through Jordan we experienced the hustle and bustle of city life, explored several ancient ruins, drove the scenic Kings Highway, visited several castles and slept under the stars in the desert- all in just a few...

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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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How to renew a UK passport | A step by step guide

Are you wondering how to renew a UK passport? When it comes to travelling abroad, there is one thing you need that is more important than anything else. And that’s a passport! You can’t travel across country borders without one, except in very particular circumstances...

The sex hotel: What, where and why

Whilst many people are ignorantly unaware of the concept of the sex hotel, others are frequenting them on a regular basis. An important part of the tourism industry in some parts of the world, sex hotels give people a safe and secure place for intimacy and bring in...

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The tour operator: What, why and how

The tour operator is an integral component of tourism, yet many people are unclear about what a tour operator actually or or what they do. In this article I will explain what a tour operator is and why tour operators are important. I will also talk about what the...