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  • Europe’s best music festivals
    on August 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    From seasoned stalwarts to circuit newcomers, Europe hosts some of the most noteworthy festivals on the planet. With Europe’s 2020 festival season sadly cancelling due... The post Europe’s best music festivals appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Travelling without music would feel like…
    on August 6, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Stubbed toes, wine without cheese, and Friends without the theme tune. From Edinburgh to Auckland, our STA Travel staff discuss their favorite festivals, go-to hometown... The post Travelling without music would feel like… appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • The Best U.S. Boardwalks and Piers
    on July 22, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Seagulls, waves crashing, fireworks, amusement parks… Ahh the sweet sounds of summer in the great ol’ US of A. From coast to coast you’ll find iconic boardwalks and piers that... The post The Best U.S. Boardwalks and Piers appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 10 travel gifts for eco-friendly travelers
    on July 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Such is the current reusable and recycling revolution, that at home, most of us wouldn’t dream of buying single-use plastic water bottles and throwaway coffee... The post 10 travel gifts for eco-friendly travelers appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 7 ways to reduce plastic waste with your ISIC card
    on July 13, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Single use plastic. The most maligned material of the past decade: everyone is talking about and everyone is trying to reduce it, including the saviors... The post 7 ways to reduce plastic waste with your ISIC card appeared first on STA Travel Blog.


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  • The Best Beach Gear & Lake Essentials for Summer Staycations
    by Bret and Mary on August 7, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. With international and even domestic travel currently at an all-time low (at least in our lifetimes), summer staycations are more popular than ever.  For us, the best staycations are all about water. Whether you live near a lake (as we do) or a beach, spending a day on the water, surrounded by nature, has a Keep Reading The post The Best Beach Gear & Lake Essentials for Summer Staycations appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • Camping & Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park, California
    by Bret and Mary on July 29, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. The first time I visited Joshua Tree National Park, I really wasn’t expecting much. I honestly didn’t think the California desert could be that impressive, because it’s mostly made up of dust and tumbleweeds, right?  But as soon as I started driving through Joshua Tree and saw the alien-like landscape outside my window, I realized just Keep Reading The post Camping & Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park, California appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • The 15 Best State Parks in Georgia
    by Christina Maggitas on July 25, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. With Covid-19 still limiting international and, in some parts of the USA, even state-to-state travel, many people are struggling to find ways to satisfy their thirst for adventure. But sometimes, the best places to explore can be right in our own backyard. For those of us who live in the southeastern US, the state of Keep Reading The post The 15 Best State Parks in Georgia appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 20 Endangered African Animals You Can See On A Safari
    by Christina Maggitas on July 9, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. For most people, getting to see African wildlife such as the Black Rhino roaming along a vast open savanna in South Africa, or Mountain Gorillas high in the mountains of Uganda, is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity. Unfortunately, due to human encroachment, poaching, habitat fragmentation, and other reasons, many of these incredible species have become endangered. Keep Reading The post 20 Endangered African Animals You Can See On A Safari appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • The Best Backcountry Camping Gear for 2020
    by Bret and Mary on July 6, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. In this era of social distancing, quarantines, and travel restrictions even within the US, “getting away from it all” has never more vital for nature-lovers. But with national parks overcrowded by tourists and even some state and local parks being overwhelmed with visitors on weekends, it’s getting harder and harder to find personal space in the Keep Reading The post The Best Backcountry Camping Gear for 2020 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.