Maureen Moss

Born in the UK, lived most of my life in Guernsey, Channel Islands and since 2003 in La Mata, near Torrevieja, Alicante province, Spain. I have three adult children and one granddaughter. After leaving university with a degree in French I worked as a personnel consultant and subsequently as a languages teacher, travel agent and communications trainer. After travelling extensively and moving to Spain I became a travel writer, book publisher and tour leader.

Three days out: R & R for a tour leader

Alcúdia Surrounded by tall palms swaying in a warm breeze, Ilici, or as it is known nowadays, Alcúdia – a name of Arabic origin – is an important archaeological site situated near Elche, in the Alicante province of Spain. It is most famous for its Neolithic remains and for the world-famous Dama de Elche. In …

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Tour Guide’s holiday in Paraguay

On a break from working as a tour guide, I was travelling from Brazil to Peru. The border between Brazil and Paraguay was closed. The Peoples’ Army of Paraguay had sealed the ironically-named ‘Bridge of Friendship’ with a makeshift barrier in protest at Brazilian traders (“sacoleiros”) buying cheap goods to sell at a big profit …

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Travelling family secrets

How to travel with grown up kids Nowadays more and more families are travelling than ever before, and where once, adults would leave their children at home in the care of grandparents or relatives, these days families travel together. Many destinations offer activities specifically for young adults. Where once there was an ‘animator’ for young …

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Grannies and gap years

If you’re a grandparent, you’ll know how it feels to be concerned about your grandchildren’s future. You’ll also know that there are some basic life skills that are relevant outside of work. Skills like communication, leadership, and responsibility. The Tour Guide Course includes all of these, plus first aid and coping in emergencies, as well …

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I have some really good news!! I recently moved my course from its former host platform to, and as a result I’m delighted to be able to tell you that my course is now selling at a massive 33% reduction in price. (That’s a third off the original price – thank you, Teachable) What’s …


Sleeping through Siberia

Sleeping through Siberia? How is THAT possible? my friends would later ask. Well, try staying awake when you’re being rocked gently from side to side for seven days and nights.       My daughter and I spent a few days in fascinating St Petersburg before taking an overnight train to Moscow, where we would …

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Three ways to combat overtourism

Only three ways to combat overtourism? There are more, but let’s keep things simple First, what is overtourism? (Photo courtesy of Lisa Cronin)   Overtourism is a term that has come into regular use in the English language relatively recently. Only a few years ago the standard response to increasing numbers of tourists would have been …

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Singapore Tourist Guide-100 suggestions

  This truly amazing Singapore Tourist Guide by our friend Jillian Miller is a must to check out if you’re wondering what to do in Singapore.  It’s packed full of ideas, is well researched, and gives a whole new insight into this vibrant city and its surroundings. Make sure you click here to read her …

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Best Tips on Travel to Guernsey

Best Tips on Travel to Guernsey If you want the best tips on travel to Guernsey in summer, you have come to the right place! Guernsey summers When I think of summers in Guernsey, I see images of wild (albeit Spring, but permit me to indulge my imagination) flowers. I see bluebells, cowslips and buttercups, …

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