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  • Where to eat in New Orleans
    on August 23, 2019 at 10:57 am

    There’s no shortage of food to try in New Orleans! From seafood to fried chicken, the unique melting pot of people and their respective cuisines... The post Where to eat in New Orleans appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • 7 Must-See Cultural Gems in Taipei
    on August 8, 2019 at 8:30 am

    With more than 15,000 temples across the country, you could spend a whole year visiting each one. But to make the most of your vacation... The post 7 Must-See Cultural Gems in Taipei appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • 10 things that surprised me the most about Thailand
    on August 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Whether you decide to attend Thailand’s annual Monkey Buffet Festival, or explore abandoned airplanes in Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard, this corner of the earth never fails... The post 10 things that surprised me the most about Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • How to Travel for Cheap in Europe
    on August 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Many people love to travel to Europe, but from the exchange rate to the cost of airfare making things affordable while away can be a... The post How to Travel for Cheap in Europe appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]

  • The Ultimate Bucket-List of Places to Visit in Bulgaria
    on July 31, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Tristan Davis is in his senior year at New York University where he studies Politics, Human Rights, and Middle Eastern/Islamic studies. Tristan spent 3 months... The post The Ultimate Bucket-List of Places to Visit in Bulgaria appeared first on STA Travel Blog. […]


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  • How to Make a DIY Rainwater Harvesting System
    by Jonathon Engels on August 20, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Water collection and storage is nothing new. Humans have been harvesting rainwater for centuries… millennia, actually. In fact, many of the ancient archaeological sites that we love to visit—Machu Picchu, the aqueducts of Rome, the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, the ponds and linear channels of Angkor Wat, the rice terraces of the Philippines—provide great models Keep Reading The post How to Make a DIY Rainwater Harvesting System appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • 20 Best Small Ship Cruises for Your World Travel Bucket List
    by Bret and Mary on August 16, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Cruises have gotten a bad rap lately: One recent scientific study found that air quality on a cruise ship deck was “worse than the world’s most polluted cities.” But not all cruise companies feature gigantic cruise ships carrying 5000+ passengers. In our eyes, small ship cruises are much better for travelers, locals, and the environment alike. The Keep Reading The post 20 Best Small Ship Cruises for Your World Travel Bucket List appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • 25 Awesome Plastic Free Products (for Plastic Free July & Beyond)
    by Bret and Mary on July 30, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Led by the Plastic Free Foundation, Plastic Free July is a campaign launched in 2011 to encourage people to refuse single use plastics and limit their plastic waste. Started by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and members of her local government in Western Australia, the annual challenge is now undertaken by millions of people around the globe each Keep Reading The post 25 Awesome Plastic Free Products (for Plastic Free July & Beyond) appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • Top 15 Things to Do in Tenerife (Canary Islands)
    by Bret and Mary on July 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Located off the coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands is a volcanic archipelago consisting of seven major islands. Though once considered a remote playground primarily reserved for the rich and famous, the islands have become a more accessible destination over time. Tenerife is the Spanish archipelago’s largest and most populous island, measuring Keep Reading The post Top 15 Things to Do in Tenerife (Canary Islands) appeared first on Green Global Travel. […]

  • How to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Carbon Offsets, Carbon Credit, & More
    by Jonathon Engels on July 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. As the world nears the climate change tipping point, learning how to reduce carbon footprint is becoming increasingly important on both a personal and collective level. While politicians wrestle with the question “What is climate change?” and debate the causes of climate change, most people can clearly see the harmful impact these changes are already Keep Reading The post How to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Carbon Offsets, Carbon Credit, & More 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.