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10 interesting facts about the Maasai Tribe

The Maasai Tribe are tribal peoples located in Eastern Africa. They are famous the world over for their unique culture and are a popular 'tourist attraction' for travellers visiting the area. Personally, I find the tribe fascinating! So today I share with you 10...

What is Songkran? What does it mean and why should you go?

Songkran is a fun and exciting festival held each year in Thailand. But what is it all about and why should you go? Read on to find out... What is Songkran? Songkran is the national holiday which celebrates the original Thai new year. It takes place annually on and around the 13th April. While the actual new year is now celebrated on January 1st, as it is in many places around the world, the...

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Top Travel-Themed Baby Names

Choosing a baby name can be tough. For me, I looked for a bit of inspiration from what I love most- travel! Whilst some were not really our style, some names we really loved. So I thought I'd share with you some of my findings in this post on the top- travel-themed baby names.  Travel-themed baby names For hubby and I, travel has always been an important part of our lives. We had both...

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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 learning more about it, I have it all covered in this article! Read on to find out more... What are luxury trains? Luxury trains...

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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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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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A guide to visiting Aswan, Egypt

Egypt is an incredible country. It has such a vibrant history, so much culture and plenty of fantastic buildings to admire. If you’re thinking of going to Egypt and you’re trying to work out which cities to put on your list, consider Aswan. Here’s everything you need...

10 interesting facts about the Maasai Tribe

The Maasai Tribe are tribal peoples located in Eastern Africa. They are famous the world over for their unique culture and are a popular 'tourist attraction' for travellers visiting the area. Personally, I find the tribe fascinating! So today I share with you 10...

What is overlanding and how does it work?

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