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Alan Machin: Tourism As Education
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Berlin: Editing a Townscape
... and reading a city that has had many rebuilders
Making Sense of The Travel Learning Experience- 1
1 Information Streams
Making Sense of the Travel Learning Experience - 2
Some basic theories
Back to Basics: Presentation given at the Cuba EduTourism Conference
The CETA Conference in Havana, Cuba, 8/9 November 2010
About the author
Comments - CV - photos
At the heart of the tourist experience
Learning through Landscapes
Exploring Oxfordshire (and a bit of Gloucestershire!)
The Environment As Data: Building New Theories For Tourism
How tourists relate to places
Sail Gives Way to Steam
A return visit discovers just how much has been achieved in this iconic restoration
Richard III and the Battle of Bosworth Reenactment
Visits to Leicester and the battlefield event, 2013
Along The Way
Recollections and Reflections of 60+ Years' Learning about the World and its Ways
On the Edge of the New World
Shaping New England
Exploring Holderness in East Yorkshire; October 2012
Past Historic
Graf Zepplin, Spain 1968, OS History, Much Wenlock Olympics, Chatham Dockyard, Hawes Tourism, Colonial Williamsburg,
A Summer of Travelling / Matthew Starr
Three months' backpacking in Africa, Asia and Australia
East Anglia
The Broads, Pensthorpe natural history, Radar Museum, Caister Lifeboat Service and more!
A Richer Earth
Discoveries in the landscape and attractions of Shropshire
Blog Index Page
Blog pages from 2009 listed
From Strip Map to Sat Nav
'Finding the way' aids to exploration
Showcasing the World
How the Tourist Microcosm took centre stage
Doing A Dissertation
Notes to help students preparing their proposals
The Japanese Tsunami Destruction at First Hand
Sarah and Tom Wadsworth saw for themselves
Showcases: Examples
The range and variety of tourism's focal points examined
Jigsaw: Frameworks of Knowledge
The tourist jigsaw puzzle of - knowledge
Books and other works useful in studying tourism as education
Tourism's Educational Origins: Part 2
The development of tourism as education, 1845 -
Tourism's Educational Origins: Part 1
Tourism's educational origins and management
Impressions of Tourism in Cuba
Thoughts on having seen some of the country myself
Captain James Cook: North Yorkshire Days
Tracing the early life of Britain's greatest maritime explorer
Hunting the Hound of the Baskervilles
Tracking down places that inspired the famous detective story and moulded Dartmoor's image
Exploring the Idea of Dark Tourism
What is it? Is it a useful idea?
Talking to Tourists
Visitor interpretation - guide books, visitor centres and other media
Shades of Light and Dark in the Garden of England
An exploration in East Sussex and Kent, June/July 2010
Hunting the Gladiator and the Gecko
A thirteen-year search for a wartime adventure
Steam Up For A Famous Film's Birthday Party
The Railway Children weekend on the Worth Valley line raises questions about heritage presentations
Anne-Marie Rhodes: Making a Difference in South East Asia
Leeds Met graduate of '07 describes her activities
Discoveries in Northumberland, April 2010
Alnwick Gardens; Winter's Gibbet; Holy Island, Cragside, Wallington Hall
Discoveries in the Midlands, March 2010
Bletchley Park National Codes and Cipher Centre; and the Rollright Stones
Alan Machin's Blog - April 2010
The development of tourism as education continued
Jigsaw Puzzle!
The Adventure of the Timely Tourist
Leaders Into The Field
People who inspired everyone to explore
Alan Machin's blogs - February and March 2010
Postings on the history tourism as education - redirection
Alan Machin's Blog - January 2010
Tourist photography and souvenirs
Earlier front-page blog postings - January 2010 onwards
Archived after being on the Home Page
News from higher education and - beyond
The Development of Educational Tourism
Key dates in the development of educational tourism
Alan Machin's Blog - December 2009
Christmas Quiz and other postings
Analysing Heritage Tourism
Ideas and perspectives on a hugely important sector
Alan Machin's Blog - November 2009
Visitors' Views of Stonehenge, West Sussex - and other Postings
Are Universities Losing Their Way?
Reflections having retired
Teaching Tourism At Leeds Met
Remembering the Best
Alan Machin's Blog - October 2009
Thoughts about university life and discovery by travel
Alan Machin's Blog - September 2009
Further postings about a trip last month to the USA, and about higher education
Alan Machin's Blog - August 2009
Postings about a trip this month to the USA
Alan Machin's Blog - July 2009
The Story So Far reaches the summer
Alan Machin's Blog - June 2009
The Story So Far looks back on seventeen years at Leeds Met
Alan Machin's Blog - May 2009
Another month of The Story So Far
Alan Machin's blog - April 2009
Yet more of the Story So Far
Alan Machin's blog - March 2009
More of The Story So Far
Alan Machin's Blog - February 2009
The Story So Far - pioneers, people and places
Alan Machin's Blog: January 2009
The Story So Far .... first postings of '09
Alan Machin's Blog: December 2008
The Story So Far .... latest postings
Alan Machin's Blog - November '08
The Story So Far.... continued
Alan Machin's Blog: October 2008
The Story So Far....
No Place Like Rome
The eternal city with the eternal tourists
Charleston, South Carolina
A photo essay about a fine historic city
Idealog - December 2007
Ideas, notes and comments
Idealog - November 2007
Ideas, notes and comments
The Educational Origins of Tourism
Discussion paper
Idealog - October 2007
Coton Military Cemetery; Education and Tourism; Chatham Maritime; Dickens World; Quiz Answers; Tourist Guides; Mediation In Tourism
Idealog - September 2007
Plane Paradox;Tour Guiding; Where in the World?; Do Tourism Students Know Where They Are?; Leeds Met's Wow!; Sea Harrier; Scarborough and Tourism As Education; Doing A Dissertation; Types of Tourist; A Media Lens; Cost of Travelling Alone; Risk of Bias?
Idealog - August 2007
A People Industry; Heritage Interpretation; Lud's Church; Tourists Go Home!; Stone Gappe YHA; Insight Guides; Eyewitness Guides; Bramhope Tunnel; Elizabethan Progress; Information Quality Matrix
Idealog - July 2007
Hidden Heroes, Health Tourism, Holme Fen Posts; Harrogate (again); Whitby Abbey; Dramatic Interpretation; Harrogate Interpretation, Attractions and Royal Hall
Idealog - June 2007
Christian Pilgrimage; Cincinnati Museums Centre; The Coming of the Guide Book; Talking to Tourists - Media, Stages of the Visit, The Service Journey; Tourism's Missing Link; The Final Call; SATuration level; Halifax's Edwardian Window on the World
Idealog - May 2007
Martin and Osa Johnson, Wensleydale Creamery, Malham Tarn, Thomas Cook, Northern Ireland's Tourism Rebuild, Jamestown Festival Park, Cite des Sciences
Idealog - April 2007
The Promenade Plantee, The Jardin des Plantes, Environmental Data, Victorian Beauty Spot Rediscovered, Jamestown, The Anglers' Country Park, Children's Museums, Fairburn Ings
Idealog - March 2007
A Sense of the Past- The 'Amsterdam', The Outdoor Classroom, Film-Induced Tourism, Making Tracks for the Coast and Country, Pictures, Context and Meaning, Classics-on-Sea, Hi Hi Everyone!, Dark Side of the Dream, Holodyne - The Action Cycle
Idealog - February 2007
Don't Go There!, Space Tourism, The Crystal Cathedral, New Books on Tourism, Dark Tourism - Undercliffe Cemetery, Showcase - The Louvre, A Class Act, First Impressions Count, Postal Pleasures, Canaletto in Venice, Serpent Mound, Capsule Culture etc
Idealog - January 2007
Capsule Culture,Seaside Style, Poble Espanyol, Mallorca, Edgar Dale, Children's Holiday Homes, Representations of Reality, Outdoor Education in Germany, Baedeker Guides, Geography Textbooks, Environmental Data Theory etc
Idealog - December 2006
Writers on Landscape, Story Books, The Deep, Flour Power and the Archers,Showcases: Grand Tour, Halifax Piece Hall, Books of Concern about Tourism, Tourist Traces, Tourist Typologies, The Growth of Educational Tourism, The Field Studies Council, etc
Idealog - November 2006
A blog of ideas, comments and notes
Travel To Understand: Belfast
Telling the stories of troubled times
World Quiz 2010
Geography with a tourism angle
The Monterey Bay Aquarium
An outstanding educational facility in California
Chicago: Tourism Re-Imaging
A closer view of an iconic city
Colonial Williamsburg
A Virginia history showcase
A Social Club Outing By Train, 1935
How to do Scotland in 30 hours flat
Going Dutch
Presenting the past in the Netherlands
Keukenhof: Business is Blooming
Using tourism to promote an industry
A View of Italy for the City
Trentham Gardens Revived
A Case Study in Heritage Management
A curious tale of misleading publicity
Old Rice Farm
The story of the house in the 'holler'
Perfection in Paradise: The Eden Project
New page being added: The Eden Project's design for success
Escaping From Slavery: Facing Our Past
The US National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Prague Tourist Shows
Outstanding showcase attractions in the city
Retracing the Steps: Tourism as Education
ATLAS Conference paper given in Finland, 2000
Tourism and Historic Towns: The Cultural Key
A background paper for a Council of Europe Conference
The Social Helix
Visitor Interpretation as a Tool for Social Development, 1989
Malta Residential, 14-21 Feb 2006 - Page 1
Reports and Pictures
Malta Residential, 14-21 Feb 2006 - Page 2
Photos and reports of Friday 17 Feb onwards
Malta Residential, 14-21 February 2006 - Page 3
Reports and pictures from Sunday, 19 February onwards
Tourism Alumni Reunion, 8 March 2003
Leeds tourism students reunion 2003
World Geography Quiz 1
A test of your knowledge
The Adventure of the Timely Tourist
The answers
Tall Ships Race 2010 Converged on Hartlepool
A major event-based boost for tourism in the town
Plymouth: From the Tamar to the Sea
Starting point for explorations round the globe
Plimoth Plantation
A reconstruction of the Mayflower settlers' village of the 1620s on the north east coast of North America
World Geography Quiz 2010 - Answers
Geography with a tourism angle
World Geography Quiz - Answers
Christmas Quiz 2009 - Answers
A day in the city including the Botanic Garden
Tourist Showcases
Examples from around the world

Blog Index Page

The blog pages referred to are collections of older postings on aspects of Tourism As Education - more recent ones have all related to a particular theme and are listed in the Page Index on the left.

Postings from January 2010 and late 2009 now listed. Earlier postings will be added shortly.



[Main theme - Tourist Photography and Souvenirs]

A Great Name in Home Movies - 31.01
Movie Films As Souvenirs - 30.01.10
Sand Bottle Pictures - 29.01.10
A Souvenir For Soldiers - 28.01.10
The Leeds Mercury's Trip To Paris, 1929 - 27.01.10
A Trip To India - Book Souvenirs - 26.01.10
Souvenir Books - An Example From The Holy Land - 25.01.10
The Great Exhibition Souvenir Token - 24.01.10
Collectors' Curiosities - 23.01.10
Souvenirs: Tourist Tat Or Treasures? - 22.01.10
Souvenirs: The Grand Tour - 21.01.10
Pilgrim Souvenirs - 20.01.10
Souvenirs: Bluestone - 19.01.10
Take That! - 18.01.10
Early Photographic Processes - 16.01.10
Postcards - 15.01.10
Tourist Photographs: Commercial Slides - 14.01.10
Spectacular And Lenticular - 13.01.10
The Viewmaster System - 12.01.10
Stereo Photographs In The 1940s And 50s - 11.01.10
Jules Richard's Stereoscope - 10.01.10
Stereo Photography - 09.01.10
TV And Tourism: The Diaries Of Anne Lister - 08.01.10
A Family Album - 07.01.10
The First Digital Cameras - 06.01.10
Instant Photos - 05.01.10
The Spy In The Pocket - 04.01.10
Shining Lights - 03.01.10
Pocket Picture Portability - 02.01.10
Tourist Photography - 01.01.10

Click here for January 2010 postings


One More Day To Christmas Quiz - Name The Hill - 24.12.09
Two Days To Christmas Quiz - Name The Features And Locations - 23.12.09
Three Days To Christmas Quiz - Common Features - 22.12.09
Four Days To Christmas Quiz - Connections - 21.12
Five Days To Christmas Quiz - National Parks - 20.12
Six Days To Christmas Quiz - Films - 19.12
Seven Days To Christmas Quiz - Transport - 18.12
Eight Days To Christmas Quiz - Pioneers - 17.12
Nine Days To Christmas Quiz - Countries - 16.12
Ten Days To Christmas Quiz - Events - 15.12
Eleven Days To Christmas Quiz - Brands - 14.12
Twelve Days To Christmas Quiz - Maps - 13.12
Heritage On Show - 12.12
Bickering and Careswell: Inevitable Results? - 11.12
Hi-Tech History - 10.12
Variations in Historic Location - Paris 9.12
History as Trend Analysis - 7.12
Historic Levels of Attractiveness - 5.12
Taking Care (Bickering and Careswell) - 3.12
Gloss Finishes (Bickering and Careswell) - 2.12
Travelling to Understand? - 1.12

Click here for December 2009 postings


Pagham Harbour Interpretation 25.11
Managing Tourism for Sustainability 23.11
Bickering sets up an Academic Papers Production Line 22.11
Weald and Downland Museum: Bayleaf Farmhouse Interpretation  21.11
Explanations – Demonstrations – Interpretation  19.11
The Archaeology of Tourism  18.11
Tidal Tourism and Weather Watching  16.11
Bickering Preserves Its Reputation  15.11
Famous Faces and Not So Famous  12.11
Networking Making Up for Lack of Mobility  10.11
Nothing Set in Stone  9.11
Stonehenge Described  8.11
The Ministry of Public Building and Grotty Works 7.11
King Arthur Pendragon  6.11
Stonehenge  5.11

Clcik here for November 2009 postings


Widening Participation, Thinning Resources 19.10.09 - Higher education
Light Shows 18.10.09 - Stained glass in Rudston Church
Community Heart 17.10.09 - Rudston Church, North Yorkshire
On The Wings Of The Turkey 16.10.09 - Boynton Church, North Yorkshire
Competitive Fragmentation 15.09.10 (2) - HE
No Such Thing As ..... A Teaching Vocation? 15.10.09 (1) - HE
The Caravan And Motorhome Show 2009 14.10.09
All In The Mind 13.10.09 - Caravanning
East Yorkshire In Black And White - And Colour 11.10.09
Aliens Have Landed 02.10.09 - Mystery sculptures
No Rewards 01.10.09 - A failing of universities

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The Cult Of Individuality 26.09.09 - HE
Public Debate Or Public Relations? 25.09.09 - HE
A Numbers Game 24.09.09 - HE
Having Retired 21.09.09 - Higher Education
Dark Tourism Again 20.09.09
Gilroy Gardens 16.09.09 - California
Water World 15.09.09 - San Francisco Maritime Park
Tourism Transport: San Francisco 14.09.09
Boudin's Restaurant: Bake 'N' Take 13.09.09 - SF
The First Motel 11.09.09 - in San Luis Obispo
How Not To See A Museum 10.09.09 - in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Farmers' Market 09.09.09
Before They Built The Bridge 08.09.09 - San Francsico
China Town 07.09.09
Hop On And Off Tour Buses 06.09.09 - SF
Military Travel 04.09.09 - Golden Gate Sailors' Memorial
Rodeos 03.09.09 - Santa Barbara, California
Chumash Painted Cave 02.09.09 - near Santa Barbara
Cold Spring Tavern 01.09.09 - near Santa Barbara

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Santa Cruz 31.08.09 - California, Boardwalk
Pretty As A Picture 30.08.09 - Computer art
Fascinatin’ Rhythm 29.08.09 - Roaring Camp Railroad, California
Visitor Experiences Need Management 28.08.09 - Comment
Redwood Forest In Every Sense 27.08.09 - Henry Cowell State Park
Exploring Worlds Real And Imagined 26.08.09 - Children Exploring 2
Junior Explorers 25.08.09 - Children Exploring 1
It's The Details As Well As The Landmarks 24.08.09
The High Points Of The Visit 23.08.09 - High Points in Chicago
City Attractions 22.08.09 - Chicago
Marina City 21.08.09 - Chicago
At The Ball Park 20.08.09 - Chicago
People Of The Place 19.08.09 - Chicago
Transport Focal Point 18.08.09 - Chicago
Pretty City 17.08.09 - Chicago
Just Blown In To The Windy City 16.08.09 9 - Chicago

Click here for August 2009 postings

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