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  • 10 traveling pets of Instagram you need to follow
    on March 18, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    It’s a tough time for us travel-loving humans. As more and more countries close their borders and go into lockdown in a bid to help... The post 10 traveling pets of Instagram you need to follow appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Travelling around Coronavirus (COVID-19): All you need to know
    on March 11, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    It’s fair to say that so far, 2020 has been a tough, and for many, a tragic year. Since the first case of the coronavirus... The post Travelling around Coronavirus (COVID-19): All you need to know appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Porto travel guide: what to see and do
    on March 9, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Hey friends! Alexx here again from Finding Alexx and I’m back with a Porto travel guide. I did a whirlwind extended weekend Portugal road trip last... The post Porto travel guide: what to see and do appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Women on a mission: Empowering women through local tourism
    on March 4, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    When this first did the rounds on Twitter, the reaction of the team here at Adventure HQ went something like this: sharp intake of breath,... The post Women on a mission: Empowering women through local tourism appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • The best ski resorts in the world whatever your style
    on February 27, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Winter may be under way, but there’s still plenty of time to play. Most European and North American ski resorts are open for shredding til... The post The best ski resorts in the world whatever your style appeared first on STA Travel Blog.


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  • 70 Cool & Weird Animals Around the World (An Epic Guide)
    by Bret and Mary on March 23, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated on February 17, 2020]  The world is a wild and wonderful place, filled with millions of cool animals most of us have never even heard of.  Growing up feeling like a bit of an odd bird myself, I’ve always been fascinated by strange animals and weird insects. I even studied ornithology and entomology in Keep Reading The post 70 Cool & Weird Animals Around the World (An Epic Guide) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer (Based on W.H.O. Hand Sanitizer Recipe)
    by Christina Maggitas on March 18, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. As rising numbers of diagnosed cases create growing concerns over the coronavirus (a.k.a. COVID-19), throngs of people have been swarming stores to stockpile medical, cleaning, and household supplies. Just a few weeks into America’s experience with this global pandemic, panic-stricken people have been hoarding more toilet paper, bleach, N95 medical masks, and hand sanitizer than Keep Reading The post How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer (Based on W.H.O. Hand Sanitizer Recipe) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Galapagos Birds: 25 Spectacular Species You Can See on a Galapagos Cruise
    by Bret and Mary on March 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated March 9, 2020] We had no idea what to expect when Ecoventura invited us to join their small ship Galapagos cruise in 2011. All we knew was that Galapagos animals had played a huge role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution after the Voyage of the Beagle in the 1830s. During the first of our two Galapagos Keep Reading The post Galapagos Birds: 25 Spectacular Species You Can See on a Galapagos Cruise appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Visiting Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge on Kenai Fjords National Park Tours
    by Bret and Mary on March 6, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. On the first of my three Kenai Fjords tours (way back in 1999), I took a half-day sightseeing cruise out of Seward, Alaska. Although the 4-hour Kenai Fjords cruise was brief, the wildlife watching was still extraordinary. We saw a small pod of Orcas, a pod of Humpback Whales, Harbour Porpoises, several Sea Otters, Atlantic Keep Reading The post Visiting Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge on Kenai Fjords National Park Tours appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Animals in Kenya: A Guide to 40 Species of Kenyan Wildlife
    by Anika Chaturvedi on February 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated February 25, 2020] Our 17-day Kenya wildlife safari last month was a lifelong dream come true. Exploring the country’s finest National Parks, wildlife reserves, and community-based conservancies blessed us with a cornucopia of heart-swelling memories we cannot wait to share. The diverse array of animals in Kenya proved even more astounding in person than Keep Reading The post Animals in Kenya: A Guide to 40 Species of Kenyan Wildlife 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.