A sense of adventure

 El Caminito del Rey - or the King’s Little Pathway - is a ramshackle trail threaded along the dramatic walls of the El Chorro gorge in the province of Malaga. The 1,200m long walkway was built at the turn of the century to help workers construct nearby hydroelectric plants. Although it is officially closed and some sections are incomplete, many tourists still brave the route, using harnesses and climbing gear to traverse the gaps in the path. The local council are currently trying to refurbish walkway, and it is hoped it will be made safe for visitors by 2015, though it is unlikely that anything will detract from the hair raising 300 foot drop below.

The year 12 Leisure group have been discussing how changing consumer taste has altered how many of us use our leisure time. Many of them claim that they have a sense of adventure but how many of them would be up for these hikes? Click on the link to have a look : http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jan/30/dont-look-down-a-glimpse-at-the-worlds-scariest-hikes.

I’m not sure I’d be keen on any of them, nice scenery but best seen from ground level I think.


Desert tourism in Tunisia

Arab man walking in the remains of the Star Wars set now a tourist attraction in the Tunisian desert

The Sahara desert in Tunisia may become the tourist destination of choice for those interested in astronomers and fans of the sci fi cult film Star Wars. Its certainly what Tunisians hope. Find out more about the plans by clicking on the link : http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/28/tunisia-sahara-desert-film-star-wars-fans-amateur-astronomers

Where is the world’s most visited city ?


This is the skyline of the world’s most visited city. Do you recognise it? What cities do you think make up the rest of the top 10? The list is based on a number of statistics including airport arrivals and hotel/accommodation stays. Click on the link to find out which cities make up the top 10 : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/10599394/The-worlds-most-visited-cities.html?frame=2803575 Have you visited any ?

Travel disruption stateside

New US winter storm grounds 3,000 flights

A second severe winter storm has brought more disruption to travel on the east coast of the United States. Over 3000 flights have been grounded, with 900 flights cancelled today. Click on the link to read more : http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/01/22/46708/new+us+winter+storm+grounds+3000+flights.html. Airlines around the world have been affected including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic here in the UK. Find out what advice Virgin Atlantic is giving it’s customers and what arrangements they are making by clicking on this link : http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/gb/en/travel-information/customer-service/latest-news/flight-disruptions.html

Hotels4U not popular in Birmingham

What is the purpose of promotion? The latest advert produced for the hotel booking website may not be entirely successful. It’s depiction of the Birmingham accent has not been welcomed by many. Click on the link and see for yourself : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10579681/Hotel-advert-angers-Brummies.html. But maybe the fact that I’ve posted on the blog and people are talking about it, including national newspapers, means that it has achieved its purpose and, therefore, is very clever and successful. Make up your own mind.