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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.

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.