Living in a world of social media and instant sharing, the travel guide is perceived by many to be a thing of the past. A dinosaur that has been replaced by the instant consumer review and obligatory selfie, denoting both a “this is where we are and this is what we thought” moment for the poster and all their friends. Unfortunately these type of posts and reviews often have no basis of fact or knowledge and can have a detrimental effect as the post spirals out into the cyberspace. However, technology has also delivered a new medium for the travel guide that allows tourism organisations to provide an authoritative platform that showcases a country, a county, a town or an attraction, with consumer interaction and social integration for the reader and user. The modern e-book has a number of benefits. It allows us to merge the content and the purpose of a traditional guide book with new technologies, new narrative concepts and dynamic, interactive content through handheld devices such as iPad, iPhone and HTML5. It provides a platform that immerses the user and reader into stories, histories, landscape and places by using moving images, animation, sound, photos, live interviews, samples […]
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ANZAC Day 2017 "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them."
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In 2015 I was very fortunate to be able to have a footplate ride on the West Somerset Railway between Bishops Lydeard and Minehead. As a true train buff, this was a dream come true. An unforgettable experience. The gallery below is just some of my images of that amazing journey.
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Wishing you all the best for an amazing 2017. May all your dreams and aspirations come true.      
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So another year draws to a close and it is time to give thanks to 2016. Once again, life provides a rich abundance of experiences that shapes our lives and provides us with life-time memories. Thank you to all my clients, friends and especially my family for being such an important part in a good year. When it comes to highlights, its hard to choose. This gallery presents just some of what 2016 meant to me. Three books released. The Birkebeinerne Location Guidebook, Into Norway and Visit Somerset. Watching the sunset over the Mediterranean from Monaco. Achieving a lifelong dream by seeing Zermatt and The Matterhorn. The beauty reduced me to tears. Going to Berlin and standing underneath the remains of the Berlin Wall. Spending time with wonderful friends at Mesna Activities and Accomodation and experiencing magic. Walking Kew Gardens with my amazing wife. Experiencing the beauty of a Bluebell Wood. Soaking up the English heritage at Somerleyton. Staying on the Norfolk Broads. Visiting the set of my favourite television series, Dads Army. Spending time with friends – Jerry and Galya, Trevor and Jenny. Smelling the aroma and seeing the beauty of an English rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey. Walking the streets of […]
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