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How to research a walking tour

I’ve written before about how guides run a tour on any given day – but what about the prequel to that? What do you need to do to make sure that things run as smoothly as possible? Well, the main … Read More

How do you create a walking tour?

Let’s acknowledge first and foremost that everyone’s been a tour guide at some point in life. If you have a friend or family member visit you, you’re not ever going to completely let them go off and fend for themselves. … Read More

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One day in Adelaide? Start with a ‘free walking tour’

Australia is a hard country to cover in a short period; hard to pick where to go, and what to see. Two months would be enough in many countries, but Australia’s area mass alone makes it difficult to conquer. Many … Read More

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Benefits of travelling in your 20s

In the age of social media, where image is everything, many of us judge what we do and what we’ve already done by what we see online. How others have achieved more than us, how great they look in their … Read More

What do guides do on a tips-based walking tour?

The job of a tour guide is to provide tours of an area/city/establishment in an informative, engaging way. At surface level, that’s the simplest way of putting it. But there are a lot of different types of tours in this … Read More

Why ‘heritage tourism’ in Adelaide is not a dirty phrase

Heritage. It’s a funny old word. It’s funny because it’s about the old, but also so much more. And I’ll say it straight up – it’s something travellers take in every day and barely realise. When you bring up the … Read More

Behind The Scenes: SA Tourism Conference

In this post, and across the coming months, I’ll be revealing some of the things I do behind the scenes for Flamboyance Tours in this blog. Running a tour company is not (always) the glamorous thing some people might make … Read More

How much should I tip on a walking tour?

As we run Adelaide’s daily tips-based walking tour, a question we get asked a lot is, “How much should I tip?”. Let’s be honest. It’s an awkward situation, for the traveller as well as us. Though, at the heart of … Read More

A traveller’s perspective of Anzac Day

As Australians and New Zealanders mark another Anzac Day with commemorations, it’s worth reflecting on how learning about a country’s past forms a great travel experience. For many travellers, the idea of exploring the world is more than just an … Read More

Harmonious travel on walking tours

On Harmony Day, we wear orange. In Australia on March 21, we celebrate Harmony Day. This is, as the organisation behind it officially quotes, “a day of inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone”. It coincides with the … Read More

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