A chance to change a life, namely mine!

Most readers here will know that my heart isn’t really in the normal office job that I am pained to live out year after year.  I’d much rather write, run a tour or hotel business or any combination of the three.

Recently we have opened up our home to visitors and having honed my customer service and holiday planning skills as well as receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback; I am looking at starting my own tour business to supplement my day-job.

Having travelled extensively across the UK, Europe, North Africa and the Middle-East and having organised and hosted tours several times in the past, it seems as good as any to turn my hand to.  Especially as I actually like doing it and meeting people.

Sightseeing in Britain

There is so much more to see than London and in fact many Londoners would love to live and work somewhere else in the U.K.

I’d like to run both UK based and Egypt based tours; the U.K. in the summer and Egypt in the winter.   Most foreign visitors come to London and never go elsewhere in the country, however an increasing number are either returning to the country a second or third time or opting to go a little off the beaten track and see what real life is like.  Much like you can’t just visit New York and say you  have seen all of America or visit Rome and claim to have seen all of Italy, the same is very much the situation here.

Here is the exciting part; here is the opportunity to shape my future career if any (as the teacher used to tell Bart Simpson).  If you were visiting the U.K. which of the following would you be interested in touring.

I would be the guide, the driver, the witty eccentric English chap who makes your holiday a trip to remember and would collect you from the airport, quite possibly have you stay in my home or a nearby plush hotel and taylor make your holiday to see and experience whatever you like.   This is only to help with some of my preliminary research but as you are all such a fabulous and diverse bunch of people, you’d be the sort of person I would very much like to welcome.

Why not take a vote below!

About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including several #1 sellers. I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. I run my private tours company with one tour stated by the leading travel website as being with the #1 authentic London Experience. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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4 Responses to A chance to change a life, namely mine!

  1. J. G. Burdette says:

    I voted “One or more of the above”.


  2. Ankur Mithal says:

    One of our most memorable travel experiences has been to the UK a few years back. We hired a car in London, and drove up thru Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Manchester, Lakes, to Edinburgh. And then back down a different way. We did not take a car with GPS and relied on paper maps. We got lost a couple of times in the bargain but it was good fun finding our way back. My best moments would be – riding a cycle on a forest trail in the Lakes area, watching a day of tennis at Queen’s Club in London, a tour of Alnwick castle (where some part of Harry Potter was apparently shot), and many more. We stayed in most places in homes with a bed and BF offer. What you are thinking of is a good idea. Leave the London focussed people and work on the rest. All the best.


    • That sounds like a great trip. You definitely saw some of the highlights. I particularly like the Lakes.

      Isn’t Alnwick Castle wonderful and the nearby Bamburgh Castle too.

      Thanks for your comments and your support.


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