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Tour Guides: here’s a very useful post about disabled travellers

From The New York Times: Flying Tips for Wheelchair Users, From Wheelchair Users Air travel can cause a great deal of apprehension for both seasoned and novice travelers. If you’re taking that flight with a wheelchair — that’s an added level of stress. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/travel/flying-tips-for-wheelchair-users-disabilities.html

What kind of mother was I?

‘What kind of mother was I?’ Rachael in ‘More to Life’ agonises over her decision to take her teenage children on a year long trip around the world. What dangers would they be exposed to? Obsessed with her own life crisis, was she being selfish to have them with her and was that for her Read more about What kind of mother was I?[…]

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 Read more about Three days out: R & R for a tour leader[…]

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 Read more about Tour Guide’s holiday in Paraguay[…]

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 Read more about Travelling family secrets[…]

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 Read more about Grannies and gap years[…]

BIG PRICE REDUCTION!!

I have some really good news!! I recently moved my course from its former host platform to Teachable.com, 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 Read more about BIG PRICE REDUCTION!![…]

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 Read more about Sleeping through Siberia[…]

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 Read more about Three ways to combat overtourism[…]

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