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  • On Your Radar: Taiwan
    on June 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    If you thought the only things to come out of Taiwan were laptops, toys and bikes bearing the words ‘Made in Taiwan’, then think again.... The post On Your Radar: Taiwan appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • The Best Pride Parades on the Planet
    on June 7, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    It’s true, love really does make the world go round. That’s love, not money. And definitely not the conservation of angular momentum. Insert confused face... The post The Best Pride Parades on the Planet appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide
    on May 22, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    An underrated destination that should be on every globetrotter’s list, Taiwan offers a diverse landscape for travelers: a kingdom with stunning national parks for outdoor... The post Taiwan: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • Prague: The Ultimate Guide
    on May 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Raylin Pellatt (@rayy_baybay), is a major travel enthusiast having visited over twenty four countries (and counting)!. Having recently graduated from Michigan State last year, she’s... The post Prague: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • 15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye
    on May 3, 2019 at 8:22 am

    STA Travel HQ have a total obsession with the fab 5. Watching it gives us happy tears, warm fuzzies, and has taught us 101 new ways to use an avocado. So, we thought what better way to celebrate Pride, than a travel-related Queer Eye blog. The post 15 things we’ve learned about traveling the world, as told by Queer Eye appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]


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  • The 100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes to Spark Your Next Adventure
    by Bret and Mary on June 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. I was a voracious reader when I was growing up, typically reading two books a week on average. My lower-middle class family didn’t have the money to do much in the way of traveling, outside of the occasional camping trip in North Georgia. Both my parents worked, and my dad worked multiple jobs to support Keep Reading The post The 100 Best Inspirational Travel Quotes to Spark Your Next Adventure appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • Alaskan Animals: 40 Species You Can See During Your Alaska Vacation
    by Bret and Mary on June 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. My first encounter with Alaskan animals 20 years ago was arguably my most memorable. We were stopped at a light on the 6-lane highway leaving Anchorage when we saw a mama Moose crossing the road, with an upset calf who clearly had no interest in doing so. Traffic came to a standstill as the drama Keep Reading The post Alaskan Animals: 40 Species You Can See During Your Alaska Vacation appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • 10 Famous Underground Caves for Your World Travel Bucket List
    by Bret and Mary on June 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Underground caves are mysterious and mesmerizing places to explore. From marble caves,  glow worms caves and those formed from glacial lagoons, to a cave of crystals, prehistoric rock art and ancient Mayan burial sites, natural caverns come in an incredible range of attractions. From the Rio Secreto cave in Mexico to Patagonia’s Milodon Caves, each Keep Reading The post 10 Famous Underground Caves for Your World Travel Bucket List appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • Top 15 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala
    by Bret and Mary on May 30, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Having thoroughly enjoyed our time exploring Belize, Costa Rica, and Panama, taking a Guatemala vacation was high on our bucket list. So when Juan Rivera of Beast Wildlife Adventures of K’uk Tours  invited us to spend 10 days on a customized Guatemala adventure, we leapt at the opportunity. We’ve long been fascinated by Guatemala history, Keep Reading The post Top 15 Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • 10 Natural Travel Toiletries & Personal Care Products You Can Make at Home
    by Bret and Mary on May 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. My journey into making natural travel toiletries and other personal care products began back in 2013 at a hostel in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.  I was brushing my teeth and there was no mirror, so I scrubbed while reading a flyer posted next to the sink. It was all about the ills of fluoride. With a Keep Reading The post 10 Natural Travel Toiletries & Personal Care Products You Can Make at Home 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.