Category Archives: Travel

A Visit to Botallack Mine on the Tin Coast

Botallack is a key location on the ‘Tin Coast’, part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site. Much of the landscape of this area was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result … Continue reading

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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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The Role Of Tourism In The Global Economy – An Update

The World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) has recently released some figures that show how tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. According to their data, In 2018 there were a record 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals – … 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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