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One final-twin centre idea to round off the week, and today we delve into the Arabian worlds of Abu Dhabi and Dubai! Take the opportunity to soak up the sights and sounds of the glamorous United Arab Emirates starting in the capital, Abu Dhabi, the perfect place for your Arabian adventure. Experience the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the sprawling sand dunes of the Al Khaznah desert and the city’s iconic skyline. Then head on to the bold, sophisticated city of Dubai. Perched along a sun-drenched coastline, Dubai is the most cosmopolitan and modern destination in the Middle East. With world-class dining, incredible infrastructure, a myriad shopping experiences, luxe spas and fabulous hotels and resorts, there are activities to suit everyone. To plan and book your middle-eastern, twin centre adventure, perfect for some winter sun, make sure to get in touch today! . . . . . #twincentre #uae #unitedarabemirates #abudhabi #dubai #explore #exploretheuae #middleeast #wintersun #skyline #arabianadventure #sheikhzayedgrandmosque #alkhaznahdesert #exploreyourworld #exploretheworld #trustedtravel #travelwithaconscience #thetravelfoundation #traveltheworld #withusitspersonal #expandyourhorizons #shopping #souks #sanddunes #oldmeetsnew #cityanddesert


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One of my favourite activities to book while on holiday is a cooking class or at the very least a really good foodie tour. I always find a tour like this helps you get your bearings in destination and helps you get to know the local cuisine and what you're going to be confident in ordering throughout your holiday. Culinary delights await you all around the world, so today we head out on a culinary journey around the world with eight tasty dishes. To learn more, make sure to get in touch to book up your next trip and discover local delicacies from around the world. . . . . . #tcexperience #travel #foodietravel #localdelicacies #trustedtravel #explore #exploretheworld #experiencefood #experiencelocal #internationalcuisine #cookingclass #travelwithaconscience #traveltheworld #takeabite #borneo #curry #japan #sushi #getyourbearings #food #thetravelfoundation #withusitspersonal #getintouch #travelwithadifference #travelforyou #memorymaker #lifetimeexperiences #tastytravel #delicious #moutwateringfood


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A long time ago...when I was much younger...I was lucky enough to have a year out to explore Europe. Now, as the idea was to improve my language skills and I studied German at school I lived and worked in Germany and Switzerland for a year. During my weekends and holidays I got to explore and on one such occasion I got to fly to Rome for a weekend! If I could do it all again I would have taken a week off and spent time exploring more of Italy. Even better, it would be an opportunity to travel by train across Western Europe as a way of reducing your carbon footprint! Today's twin-centre holiday inspiration is Venice & Rome to experience a gondola ride through the canals, revel in the art, history and architecture and have your fill of Italian pizza, pasta and gelato! . . . . . #holiday #italy #twincentre #venice #rome #travel #holidaygift #withusitspersonal #experience #experienceitaly #icecream #gondola #trustedtravel #travelwithaconscience #thetravelfoundation #traintravel #explore #exploretheworld #exploreeurope #exploreitaly #explorerome #explorevenice #culture #art #history #traveller #travel #cathedrals #trevifountain #colosseum


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I don't know about you, but when I'm on holiday I like to explore more than one part of the destination I'm visiting. My hubby on the other hand likes to take it easy and not rush around too much...so we balance one another out nicely. This makes a twin centre holiday the perfect compromise for us and for those of you explorers out there that have the same challenge when it comes to planning a holiday, this week's focus is on twin centre holidays and a great gift for yourself and your loved ones this Christmas! For today's pressie idea, we're heading to Greece to explore the cobbled streets, white-washed villages and sandy beaches of Kos and Corfu. . . . . . #explore #twincentre #holiday #holidays #exploretheworld #beaches #Greece #cobbledlanes #culture #history #travel #greekislands #mediterranean #travelinspiration #christmaspressie #holidaygifts #corfu #kos #traveller #travelling #islands #islandhopping #holidayinspo #withusitspersonal #traveltheworld #travelwithaconscience #trustedtravel #thetravelfoundation #dreammaker #gift


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Hello Weekend and hello to today's Christimas Pressie idea! Today we're heading off to Corsica where you'll not only find stunning beaches and climate but also an island steeped in cultural heritage with a plethora of beautiful locations to stay in. Not only that, but the coastline drives and mountain views are out of this world! If you think Corsica is just the place for you, why not message me today so that we'll have that perfect pressie wrapped up in time for Christmas! . . . . #corsica #europe #beaches #family #friends #travel #mountains #summerhols #travelwithaconscience #trustedtravel #thetravelfoundation #explore #island #islandlife #culture #heritage #christmaspressie #pressiewithadifference #exploreyourworld #holidays #makingmemories #dreammaker #gift #experiencecorsica #explorecorsica #selfdrive #monasteries #coastline #towers #scenery


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Today's Christmas gift idea is the magic of Lapland! There are still plenty of spaces for this winter season with some fab family packages. If your December is already fully booked with parties and family gatherings, why not consider wrapping up a Winter 2020 Lapland surprise for all the family under this year's Christmas tree? I'll look forward to hearing from you to have your perfect Christmas surprise all wrapped up in time for the 25th! . . . . #lapland #santa #christmasgifts #familydelight #familyholiday #traveltolapland #laplandtravel #sledging #northernlights #christmassurprise #pressieideas #happyholidays #merrychristmas #withusitspersonal #imdreamingofawhitechristmas #sleighbells #magicofchristmas #travel #experiences #makingmemories #familyfun #funforallthefamily #travelwithconfidence #traveltrust #memorymaker #travelthatispersonal #travelwithaconscience #thetravelfoundation #exploretheworld #explore


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This week is #zerowasteweek so I'll be sharing some of my favourite tips to live and travel in a more sustainable way. . First up is to always carry a filter water bottle with you - like this nifty little one I'm using here on a Gambian beach. . Don't forget, as a complimentary gift on your first booking with me you'll receive a 50cl Water-to-Go filter bottle! Like the one in this photo. . Head to the @watertogo website and use my 15% discount code HYT15. #zerowaste #plasticfreeseas #waronplastic #sustainabletravel #responsibletravel #tcexperience #travelcounsellors #thetravelfoundation #instatravel #travelgram #tourism #ecotravel


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What's better than travelling to a new and exciting destination? Doing so in a way that benefits local communities and environments. Here at Travel Counsellors, we care about protecting the places we visit and the people we meet along the way. #thetravelfoundation #travelcounsellors #sustainabletravel


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I adore my bespoke iPad case by @justharrydesigns A very talented designer who uses recycled denim to design some amazing clothing and accessories. Get in touch if you want something amazing quality and great for the planet! #recycle #sustainability #ipad #ipadcase #designeraccessories #designerclothes #surfersagainstsewage #thetravelfoundation #4ocean


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I’m pleased to announce that I’ve just completed Sustainable Travel Training in partnership with international charity “The Travel Foundation”. Responsible travel is something I feel really strongly about. I actively try to incorporate local, authentic experiences into my clients’ trips that have a positive impact on the people they meet and the places they visit, so future generations can enjoy all these fantastic destinations too #environmental #sustainable #protecttheocean #protecttheearth #thetravelfoundation #protecttheplanet #ladiesgoneglobal #wearetravelgirls


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I am pleased to announce that I have completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation! Responsible travel is something we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity The Travel Foundation to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment in destinations. We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one.’ #travelfoundation #thetravelfoundation #travel #sustainability #gogreen #travelcounsellors #proud


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I am delighted to announce that I have completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation! Responsible travel is something we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity The Travel Foundation to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment in destinations. We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one🌏🌏 . . #trustedtravel #responsibletourism #thetravelfoundation #ethics #tourism #environment #communities #ethicaltourism #proud #instagood #explore #discover #travelwell #travelexpert


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Virgin White Tea This tea is completely untouched by hand. It follows an ancient Chinese ritual where the Mandarins employed virgins to cut the tea leaf with golden scissors into a golden bowl. Only the emperors lips touched the tea #srilanka #srilankainmyeyes #virginwhitetea #virginwhiteteaplantation #hermantea #srilankanteas #handunugodateaestate #supportlocalproduce #locallyproduced #sustainabletourism #responsibletourism @thetravelfoundation #thetravelfoundation


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“We seek to tell you the human story of Tea. Human history is the struggle of man with land and the water and the elements. The tea industry symbolizes this struggle. It bears mute but eloquent testimony to human enterprise and to the brew that changed the world.” - M.H. Gunaratne #srilanka #srilankainmyeyes #handunogodateafactory #whiteteafactory #teafactorysrilanka #hermantea #locallyproduced #supportlocalproduce #sustainabletourism #responsibletourism #srilankanteas @thetravelfoundation #thetravelfoundation


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🇬🇲 I've been in Gambia for 5 days now and haven't used a single plastic water bottle thanks to my @watertogo filter bottle! Since Being here I've asked a few locals and hotel managers about waste management and have learnt that there are NO recycling facilties whatsoever. 😩 All waste from tourists and hotels ends up an open air dump. This is the case with most developing countries around the world. Do your bit by minimising your plastic footprint and buying a filter bottle when you travel..and don't forget when you book a trip with me you will receive a complimentary water to go bottle. 💦 . . #travel #ecotravel #zerowaste #plasticfreeseas #waronplastic #sustainabletravel #responsibletravel #tcexperience #travelcounsellors #thetravelfoundation #westafrica


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I am so pleased to announce that I have completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation Responsible travel is something we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity The Travel Foundation to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment in destinations. We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one. #thetravelfoundation #lovewhatyoudodowhatyoulove #notyouraveragetravelagent #sustainabletravel #withusitspersonal #trustedtravel #blueplanet


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I am pleased to announce that I have completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation! Responsible travel is something we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity The Travel Foundation to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment in destinations. We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one #sustainabletravel #greentourism #responsibletourism #authenticexperience #sustainabletourism #protect #greenerholidays #giveback #travel #environment #keepitlocal #thetravelfoundation


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I have now completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation. At Travel Counsellors we really care that tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment. #thetravelfoundation #travelcounsellors #sustainabletourism #buylocal #carefortheenvironment


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I am really pleased to announce that I have completed sustainable travel training in partnership with The Travel Foundation charity. Responsible and Sustainable tourism is something I feel very passionate about and want to ensure that tourism has a positive impact on the local cultures, economies and environment. Currently 70% of marine mammals are threatened, more than 80% of the worlds coral reefs are at risk and seawater is expected to rise 70cm in the next 10 years which would see countries such as The Maldives and many Caribbean islands underwater in years to come. We all want to travel the world and experience new things but we all have a responsibility to look after and respect our planet and it’s people, for our kids and future generations to come. #sustainabletourism #responsibletourism #thetravelfoundation #beresponsible #travelcounsellors #wecanmakeadifference #respectourworld #saveouroceans #maldives #caribbean #marinelife #conserveenergy #recycle #buylocal


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Paradise. Yes please. The Travel Foundation made a quiz for you to journey to a virtual tropical island with the challenge to save Paradise by responding to a range of issues such as: temples crumbling from too many visitors, a lack of local produce on the menus, and what to do with all that waste! Take the quiz here https://travelfoundationtraining.com/test-course and become more aware of what it takes to save the island! #bookdifferent #bookdifferent.com #thetravelfoundation #paradise #save #waste #sustainability #sustainabletravel #ecotourism #travelgreen #ecofriendly


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Our friends and praters from the The Travel Foundation designed a free online quiz to make you aware of the challenges and opportunities surrounding responsible tourism! The quiz takes you on a journey to a virtual tropical island with the challenge to save Paradise by responding to a range of issues such as: temples crumbling from too many visitors, a lack of local produce on the menus, and what to do with all that waste! The quiz takes just 20 minutes, a shirt coffee break will do! Take the quiz here https://travelfoundationtraining.com/test-course and become more aware of what it takes to save the island! To start with, make sure you book you sustainable accommodation at BookDifferent.com here https://www.bookdifferent.com/en/ ! Read our blogpost about the annual review from the Travel Foundation here https://www.bookdifferent.com/en/blog-en/partner-news-the-travel-foundation-annual-review-2017/ #bookdifferent #thetravelfoundation #travelfoundation #paradise #almost #lost #quiz #travel #ecofriendly #saveparadise #sustainable #sustainability #travelsustainable


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Our partners are incredibly important to us and we love to keep you up-to-date about their effort towards a sustainable world! Read our blog about our partner the Travel Foundation and their outstanding work at bookdifferent.com here https://www.bookdifferent.com/en/blog-en/partner-news-the-travel-foundation-annual-review-2017/ #bookdiff#travelfoundation #thetravelfoundation #travelgreen#mayanwomen #mexico #rivieramaya #cancun #ecofriendly #partner #annualreview #2017


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Enjoying all the beauty that a holiday destination has to offer is all we want on our travels! Tourists are a source of income for many destinations but can sometimes also be a burden. BookDifferent works together with the Travel Foundation to teach tourist destinations how to deal with the flow of tourists so that they can contribute in a positive way to the local community, the people and animals living there and to the nature. The Travel Foundation has a project in Cape Verde to increase the economic benefits for local people from tourist excursions and to improve the environmental impact of tours. The Travel Foundation trained over 65 excursion providers tour operator representatives and guides to improve the impact of tours! Support The Travel Foundation and help them educated locals about tourism for good! Book you eco accommodation at https://www.bookdifferent.com/en/ #bookdifferent #thetravelfoundation #sustainability #travel #travelgreen #education #ecoaccommodation #capeverde


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Although schools were closed for the #Christmas #holidays, we made some donations to the #RedCross including books, pens, everyday school essentials. One thing that amazed me was how #happy children were with a fraction, if any, of the luxuries children in the UK have. It's a shame that parents must pay for their children to attend school, making it impossible for many to access Education. Something I find hard to fathom as a teacher. But I #LOVE that plsces like this are available to tjose whom may not be able to attend school due to financials. Teaching crafts with various trades to give children skills that can be transferred into a career. #verymoving #education #ukaid #africanaid #travelblog #travelstories #instatravel #travelgram #travel #travelling #traveltheglobe #childrenseducation #primaryeducation #travels #africa #thetravelfoundation #ncac #singing🌏📚📔✒✏


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We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with international charity the Travel Foundation, working with Travel Counsellors to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment in destinations. We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one. #thetravelfoundation #travelcounsellors #helplocalpeople #tourism #internationalcharity #partnership


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We are passionate that as a business our only impact is a positive one so we are extremely proud to announce our partnership with international sustainable tourism charity The Travel Foundation. . . . #sustainabletravel #sustainabletourism #thetravelfoundation #greentourism #authentictravel #tcexperience #echucamoamatravelagent #travel #holiday #echuca #echucamoama


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Today we met a beautiful community of women who have been supported by the The Travel Foundation charity to build and grow their own soap making business made with all natural produce. They earn there living making soap from honey, papaya, rosemary and Aloe Vera grown in this farm and sell it to hotels and shops in Cancun. @holidayextras support the charity and it is great to witness the good it is doing to these women’s lives. Truly inspiring stuff. Check out Muuch Kaab on @facebook to find out more! • • • #thetravelfoundation #holidayextras #sustainabletravel #soap #travelstories #travelbetter #cancun #mexico #bts #shoot #presenter #travelpresenter #sustainableliving #travelminded #adventure #crew #photooftheday #dametraveler #mexico #2017 #mexicolors #travelphotography #vlogger #travelvlogger #travelingourplanet #worldtraveller


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Off to St Lucia tomorrow for @traveltf the Travel Foundation .Shooting a story on the invasive lion fish. Pitons ,diving and fisherman here we come . I'm being hosted by the wonderful @rufusgobat at @capmaison .Should be great . #stlucia #capmaison #thetravelfoundation #thecaribbean #sustainabletravel #responsibletourism #couldbeworse #travel #travelphotography #traveldeeper #natgeo


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, first expo in Montego bay. I was so unsure about taking my ass all the way to mobay with my bags, questioning if people would be as excited about the brand as kingstonians. Lawdddd, ah was nervous but I've accepted that this journey is about submerging myself in uncomfortable experiences and dominating the fears. Listen #thetravelfoundation hooked #heavymannaz up they sponsored me to be apart of The Montegobay chamber of commerce expo !! Giving the brand enormous visibility in Montego bay, allowing montegonians to fall in love with #heavymannaz and the idea of Jamaican producers producing quality products. Me cyaaa thank them nuh more! I'm telling you this journey is hard and will only get harder as the daysss progress. BUTTTTT im always humbled when i think about the enormity of what im trying to build, the opportunity to build a career, no EMPIRE out of something i love, CREATING. Not only did I get to showcase in Montego bay but won a 12 Month listing on yello pages valued at over 100,000 ! What!? I'm flooredddddd. Two months to go, more goals to to be acheived, more failures more lessons. Nothing is impossible, dream it and fight for it. If you've read this far head over to @heavymannaz.


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Mavi Dalga Çevre Özel Ödülü için teşekkür ederim #mavidalga #thetravelfoundation #mickamca #türkiyeyitemiztut


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Phew, what a day! We were lucky enough to have the Travel Foundation visit us at the Holiday Extras headquarters today. 🏢To welcome them we had a BBQ influenced by tastes from across the globe. 🌎 I feel so blessed to work for a company that supports charities like this one, and encourages their employees to travel responsibly. 🙏 Happy friggin' Thursday! ☀️


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This week I'm in Turkey with @HolidayExtras, getting a GIANT reminder of why I do what I do ❤️ You may look at this photo and see a beautiful marina... and you'd be right. But the reason it's so pristine is The Travel Foundation - a charitable organisation that works tirelessly to improve the environment and locals' lives by investing in responsible tourism initiatives. This marina is kept clean through the Blue Wave project here in Turkey 🇹🇷 It promotes sustainability in the sailing community and increases awareness of the threats it presents to the marine environment 🌊 Over the next few days I'll be learning more about another one of their projects called Taste of Fethiye. That one is all about connecting local farmers with large hotels and restaurants, creating new work opportunities in the area and increasing the food quality a thousandfold. That second statistic may not be scientific... but based on everything I've eaten today I'd say it's true 😜 I've already met with several local farmers to listen to their stories - incidentally you can see some behind the scenes shots in *my* Stories 🤓 But even more importantly, please stay tuned as I get to know more about The Travel Foundations' work and check out the @HolidayExtras account for more info. The charity's work wouldn't be possible without their generous donations and I feel so blessed to be working with them! ☺️💖 ••• TELL ME: What are your favourite Turkish dishes? I'm learning about the local cuisine on this trip and might be able to learn (and share) the recipe for YOUR favourite! So please comment below and let me know - preferably veggie dishes 😘🌱


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This is @chriswillan in action on a shoot for #thetravelfoundation in #Turkey a few years ago. Chris is a brilliant photographer and great fun to be with. His enthusiasm is contagious! We were working together to produce a film and photographs for a project called the Taste of Fethiye, which encourages tourist hotels to buy produce from local farms. #storygathering #photography #filming #filmmaking #sustainability #sustainabletourism #tourism #travel #community #buylocal


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A little clip from a filming trip we did with The Travel Foundation a couple of years ago. Amazing place to go paragliding and how lovely to see some blue sky and sunshine!! #thetravelfoundation #storygathering #filmmaking #documentaryfilms #travel #sustainabletravel #ecotourism #tourism #Turkey #paragliding #paraglide #Fethiye #tasteoffethiye #canon #c100 #canon_official #bluelagoon


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Friday's film clip comes from a film we shot in Turkey a few years ago called 'The Taste of Fethiye.' The project, which is run by the #thetravelfoundation, helps get local farmers produce in to the tourist hotels. These were delicious!! #storygathering #sustainability #tourism #sustainabletourism #filming. Remember these @chriswillan!! :-)


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Happy Friday everyone! Here is a short clip of some paragliding from our #storygathering trip to Turkey a couple of years ago. We were making a film for #thetravelfoundation about getting local produce in to the tourist hotels. #documentaryfilms #sustainability #sustainabletourism #tourism #tasteoffethiye


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More tomatoes....this time in a warehouse in #Turkey where we were making a film with The Travel Foundation about getting local produce in to the tourist hotels. The project was called 'Taste of Fethiye' and the film went on to receive special recognition award in last year's TVE Global Sustainability Film Awards. #storygathering #sustainability #thetravelfoundation #tourism #ecotourism #sustainabletourism


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Happy Friday everyone! Have you got something fun to eat over the weekend? How about a Turkish kebab? These were filmed as part our storygathering trip to Turkey with #thetravelfoundation and the bonus was we stopped in after filming and had one to eat. Delicious! Rather excitingly the film won an award last year. It was all about getting local farmers produce in to the tourist hotels. #tasteoffethiye #storygathering #Turkey #kebab #food #filming #tourism #sustainable #sustainability #canon


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A selection of photos from a project we visited last year in Turkey with #thetravelfoundation #tasteoffethiye #turkey #lüdeniz #storygathering


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Cherry picking in Turkey #farming #thetravelfoundation #tasteoffethiye


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Photographer Chris Willan tells the stories of places and people through crisp and authentic images that hum with warmth, humanity and humour. His natural affinity with all people - from Rastas to Royalty, burger flippers to billionaires - means he creates images of rare sympathy wherever he goes. Other stunning sceneries and loving humans taken for The Travel Foundation project in Jamaica and Mexico on our website: http://bit.ly/willanc @chriswillan #tuesday #tuesdaytip #tuesdaytreat #tuesdaytrivia #landscape #travel #travelphotography #traveltuesday #smile #photooftheday #photographer #uganda #barcelona #spain #liverpool #art #people #instaart #jamaica #mexico #thetravelfoundation


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Not exactly the M25. #yucatan #mexico #couldbeworse #thetravelfoundation


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Frigate bird dive bombing fishermen #montegobay #Jamaica #thetravelfoundation


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Revision is taking over my life 😒 #revision #work #college #exam #travel #and #tourism #keywords #thetravelfoundation


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