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  • 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.

  • Wild card destinations in Australia and New Zealand you need to visit
    on December 2, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Australia and New Zealand may be far away from pretty much everyone, but they’re both hot on the list for most adventurers. And so they should be. They’re... The post Wild card destinations in Australia and New Zealand you need to visit appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Your Guide to Responsible Travel to Thailand
    on November 25, 2019 at 8:42 am

    There’s more to Thailand than full moon parties and delicious food. We are given the privilege of travel, so why not give something back? By... The post Your Guide to Responsible Travel to Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Places you never thought to go to in Egypt
    on November 21, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    There’s more to Egypt than the Pyramids of Giza! I spent a month there, traversing deserts and oases, discovering off-the-beaten path towns and temples, and... The post Places you never thought to go to in Egypt appeared first on STA Travel Blog.


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  • German Christmas Cookies- Lebkuchen Recipe (aka German Gingerbread)
    by Bret and Mary on December 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Lebkuchen, which is very similar to soft gingerbread, is a traditional holiday treat that has been around for centuries. It was originally invented by monks in Franconia, Germany in the late 1200s, but has evolved over the last 800+ years into numerous variations. Here’s a look at the origins of these beloved German Christmas cookes, as well as a Keep Reading The post German Christmas Cookies- Lebkuchen Recipe (aka German Gingerbread) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Museo Maya de Cancun- Cancun’s Mayan Museum of Archaeology
    by Bret and Mary on December 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 12/4/2019]  When visiting a major metropolis like Cancun, it’s easy to forget that the area known as the Yucatan Peninsula was once the heart of the mighty Maya empire.   But the Museo Maya de Cancun (a.k.a. Cancun Mayan Museum) offers an amazing overview of Mayan history, Mayan art and Mayan archaeology that makes Keep Reading The post Museo Maya de Cancun- Cancun’s Mayan Museum of Archaeology appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Best Gifts for Travelers (125+ Different Travel Gift Ideas)
    by Bret and Mary on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 12/02/2019] This is our sixth year of rounding up our picks for the Best Gifts for Travelers. And every year, our product selection just keeps getting bigger and better. This guide is our most epic by far, with over 125 different travel gift ideas for every type of traveler. From carryon luggage and travel Keep Reading The post Best Gifts for Travelers (125+ Different Travel Gift Ideas) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Las Bolas, the Stone Spheres in Costa Rica at Finca 6
    by Bret and Mary on November 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 11/25/2019] By the beginning of 2014, science had found the Higgs boson (a.k.a. “the God particle), put a rover on Mars, and created a robotic hand that allows amputees to actually feel sensations. Yet here we are in 2019 and somehow Las Bolas– also known as the Stone Spheres of Costa Rica– still remain a Keep Reading The post Las Bolas, the Stone Spheres in Costa Rica at Finca 6 appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 20 Symbols of Christmas: The History & Meaning of Traditional Christmas Decorations
    by Jonathon Engels on November 22, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Christmas has been celebrated as a Christian holiday dating back to A.D. 336. But it has also become an international phenomenon whose widespread popularity supersedes both its religious and pagan origins. Did you know that, while 70% of the planet’s population is not Christian, nearly 80% of the world’s countries observe Christmas traditions in one form Keep Reading The post 20 Symbols of Christmas: The History & Meaning of Traditional Christmas Decorations appeared first on Green Global Travel.

5 Effective Travel Tips for Everyone

Irrespective of when you plan to travel, be it during the holiday (vacation) or not, there is a need
for you to prepare and plan effectively and efficiently for your trip because it is part of your
life. There are many other ways you can enjoy your holidays which is not only in drinking
and partying but also in traveling. You should focus on your security (which is important),
mostly while you are traveling overseas nevertheless; you should also keep an eye on your
possessions because you are responsible for your actions and inactions. Be informed of the rules
and regulations governing such areas especially the specific destination which you are going
(visiting). However, the simple travel tips below will be of great importance to you:

  1. Investigate: so far you are definite about your location. Ensure you do a thorough
    investigation of the new location because it is a completely new environment. Know
    and understand their culture and history (though not a must), learning a few words of
    their language will be an added advantage and will boost your relationship with the
    citizen. Select the way you travel to your destination especially if you are traveling by air,
    it is paramount to book your tickets earlier. You must know the weather condition of the
    place which will aid the type of cloths to take along and others; surf the web where you
    can read the needed information about the new location because it is another place (web)
    you can gather as much information as possible about the country you are going to visit.
  2. Tour or Travel Insurance: Ensure you have all the necessary travel insurance
    documents so as to save yourself from unexpected situations, especially negative ones.
    Some of the travel or tours insurance are:
    • Medical expenses.
    • Cost of missed departures.
    • Liability cost.
    • Flight interruptions.
    • Baggage loss etc.
    Ensure you do not disregard this because it is good.
  3. Set Your Financial Plan: This aspect must be thoroughly observed because virtually
    everything in your new location will call for you. Make a list of your travel expenses. Your
    ability to set daily financial plan will help and guide you because you must not spend all
    you have with you because you will be going back. Buy things in order of importance and
    don’t just buy them, ask questions before you do. Also, base on your financial plan, you
    should choose the travel method to your travel destination. It is best to investigate well
    so as to find the best package deals. Don’t be too eager to travel, be certain that your tour
    package has all the basic expenses such as travel cost, accommodation cost, visiting
    charges etc. Unless if otherwise, make use of the public transportation it is where you can
    intermingle with locals and can know more about their history, culture, practices,
    languages etc.
  4. Seize Memorable Moments: one of the ways you can use to remind yourself of the
    good old days is this. Ensure you take along a good camera. Both phone cameras and
    ordinary cameras can do this. Your phone cameral will enable you to save your pictures
    online. Document your great memories and take beautiful and gorgeous landscape of
    that place. It’s best to bring cameras and other valuable things with your carry-on
    luggage.
  5. Be Safe and Ready: Ahead of leaving for travel, it is imperative to recheck your packed
    luggage. This can be achieved when you have a list of what you want to take and you check
    it one after the other which will assure you pack all your essentials needs like your travel
    documents etc. Ensure you label your baggage so that you can easily find it and let your
    body and soul be at rest.

5 Reasons to become a Travel Blogger

Tour is enjoyable, pleasurable and filled with excitement. Sharing your experience will
motivate and stir others to follow. Nowadays, blogging is one of the most excellent means
of reaching people all over the world. Everyone loves to read stories (especially travel
stories) therefore it will be distinctive when you share your own tour story. Being a travel
blogger brings numerous advantages. Here is a list but not limited to the following:

  1. MOTIVATE OTHERS: Being a travel blogger will motivate others to travel to diverse
    destinations and locations through your blog or page even where you cannot dream of. It
    is understood and well known that a travel story is capable to motivate your friend,
    families, and relatives because the majority of this people follow social media posts before
    they plan any tour.
  2. TOUR COMMUNITY: Being a tour lover who is passionate about travel, then you can
    connect with different travel communities as a tour blogger. However, there are
    numerous groups of tour bloggers in which you can join.
  3. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE: A passionate tour blogger become more successful as
    he or she shares his or her personal experience on the blog which will make the blog
    more attractive, appealing, appeasing and inspirational. Writing on contents like your
    destination, where you stayed, how you reach the place, the food experience, the local
    dishes you enjoyed while there and some other security tips for their safety.
  4. START EARNING: Money is one of the reasons why you are working. In the process of
    starting a tour blog, it is certain that you will earn money from it. However, there are lots
    of ways to generate profits from travel blogs such as advertisement and paid articles and
    others and you need to be very consistent in updating your blog.
  5. LIVE YOUR ZEAL: Since the tour is your passion therefore blogging is the best way to
    share your zeal with the readers. Your zeal is your passion. Follow it.