Category Archives: Students

Drink Tap Water to Reduce Plastic Bottle Use in Iceland

Tap water in Iceland is of such good quality – fresh and straight from the glaciers – that it always shocks me to see so many tourists spending out on bottled water. A recent survey of people in North America … Continue reading

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Disappearing Glaciers in Iceland – OK Glacier and Solheimajokull

One of the highlights of my regular trips to Iceland is a visit to the Solheimajokull glacier in the south of the country. This is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, and it provides an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks in a Camper Van 7 – Stonehenge and Avebury

The camper van continues to explore in 2019! The purpose of the project started last year is explained below: I often zoom past Stonehenge while travelling on the A303, and haven’t visited this famous monument close-up since childhood. So I … Continue reading

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Space Travel – Future Tourist Boom?

With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing celebrated last month, it reminds me of some changes that will need to be made to any lessons on modern tourism. We now have to consider the concept of ‘space tourism’ becoming … Continue reading

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Visiting World Heritage Sites

Following on from the last blog entry at the end of July, I got to thinking about the World Heritage Sites I have been lucky enough to visit myself over years of travel. Following the UNESCO 2019 ‘update’ meeting in … Continue reading

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Painted Cliffs At Sidmouth

  The Triassic sandstone cliffs at Sidmouth are a famous landmark in Devon, noted for their earthy red colour. However, they made the news last week when the local Council was accused by a geologist of “corporate vandalism” for painting … Continue reading

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New Interactive Relief Map Tool

I stumbled across an interesting map tool today, via the excellent Simon Kuestenmacher – who tweets regularly about all things maps as @simongerman600. It is a free interactive online tool that allows you to create a relief map view from … Continue reading

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