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  • The un-beer-lievable price of beer around the world
    on January 24, 2020 at 10:21 am

    It may not be a boozy time of year (hello, Dry January our old friend), but that doesn’t mean you can’t brush up on your... The post The un-beer-lievable price of beer around the world appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020
    on January 8, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    From surprising emerging destinations like South Korea and Lebanon to old favorites like Peru and New Zealand, here are our top holiday destinations for 2020... The post Travel trends: the top holiday destinations for 2020 appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing!
    on December 19, 2019 at 8:30 am

    If you hear the phrase “wet season” and shiver, you’re not alone. Many people who’ve not experienced the country run (or fly) in the opposite... The post 5 reasons why traveling Thailand in the low season is amazing! appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world
    on December 11, 2019 at 9:04 am

    It’s that time of year again: the shelves begin to fill with advent calendars and Lynx gift sets, and people begin the stressful task of Christmas... The post 7 Christmas dinners done differently around the world appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019
    on December 11, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Boughs of prickled green holly adorns the top of cabined huts. Bratwursts sizzle in the crisp night air. Mitten-hands hold cups of warm mulled wine.... The post You Can’t Miss the Best Christmas Markets in Europe 2019 appeared first on STA Travel Blog.


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  • The 20 Safest Countries in Africa to Visit
    by Bret and Mary on January 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. There’s a popular misconception that Africa is unsafe. But the safest countries in Africa pose no more risk for travelers than beloved cities such as New York, Paris, London, and Venice.  The truth is, in our experience there are just as many safe places to visit in Africa as there are on any other continent. Keep Reading The post The 20 Safest Countries in Africa to Visit appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 30 Facts About Tlingit Art, Culture & the History of Alaska’s Native Tribes
    by Bret and Mary on January 14, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. There are few places you can travel in the United States where the indigenous culture is quite so prevalent as it is in Southeast Alaska.  Pretty much everywhere we went during our 8-day small ship cruise of the Inside Passage, the art and cultural traditions of Alaska’s Tlingit people were a near-constant presence. This was Keep Reading The post 30 Facts About Tlingit Art, Culture & the History of Alaska’s Native Tribes appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 40 Amazing Costa Rica Animals That Will Make You Want to Visit NOW
    by Bret and Mary on January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 1/14/2020]  The other day, during a conversation about the places we’ve traveled to and would never re-visit, we were flabbergasted when a friend suggested that a Costa Rica vacation had nothing further to offer her. We’ve explored ecotourism in Costa Rica three times now. We’ve traveled its nooks and crannies, ranging from the rivers of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge (near Keep Reading The post 40 Amazing Costa Rica Animals That Will Make You Want to Visit NOW appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Marriott Bonvoy- The New Marriott Rewards Program
    by Bret and Mary on December 17, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Mary and I are not historically huge brand loyalists when it comes to travel, but we are both inherently thrifty by nature. Even when our general money situation isn’t tight, we’re still always on the lookout for good travel deals. Whether it’s taking a small ship cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage early in the season or Keep Reading The post Marriott Bonvoy- The New Marriott Rewards Program appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 20 Most Beautiful Places in the Philippines to Visit (For Nature Lovers)
    by Bret and Mary on December 13, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Located in Southeast Asia near Malaysia and Indonesia, the 7,641 Philippines islands are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, with idyllic ocean views, dynamic karst landscapes, and immense biodiversity. This is the world’s fifth largest island nation, covering some 120,000 sqaure miles. So narrowing down our list of the most beautiful places in the Philippines to visit was no easy Keep Reading The post 20 Most Beautiful Places in the Philippines to Visit (For Nature Lovers) appeared first on Green Global Travel.