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  • A Solo Female Travel Guide to Thailand
    on October 25, 2019 at 10:44 am

    It’s no guessing why Thailand is one of the most traveler-friendly countries – the tourism infrastructure is easy to navigate, it has cheap (but insanely... The post A Solo Female Travel Guide to Thailand appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Thailand Shot by You Sweepstakes Winner Interview
    on October 16, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Our Thailand Shot by You Sweepstakes winners, Cara and Steph Bono are here to dish out all the highlights from their time in Thailand, after... The post Thailand Shot by You Sweepstakes Winner Interview appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 6 of The Spookiest Places You Must-Visit in Europe this Halloween
    on October 16, 2019 at 11:26 am

    If you’re looking to lift your spirits (and not just with trick or tequila) then these 6 spooky places to visit in Europe this 31st... The post 6 of The Spookiest Places You Must-Visit in Europe this Halloween appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • Welcome to world’s most Haunted hang-outs!
    on October 10, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark… It’s our Halloween hang-out blog! Hopefully you aren’t spending Halloween in one of these... The post Welcome to world’s most Haunted hang-outs! appeared first on STA Travel Blog.

  • 6 Reasons why you should study in New Zealand
    on October 2, 2019 at 8:42 am

    Want to stand out from the regular college student and experience something new, exciting and so awesome you will remember it for the rest of... The post 6 Reasons why you should study in New Zealand appeared first on STA Travel Blog.


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  • Exploring Doune Castle, Scotland (aka Castle Anthrax, Castle Leoch, etc)
    by Bret and Mary on November 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. I’ve dreamed of visiting a place like Doune Castle, Scotland ever since I was a boy. It started when I was 13, after I was cast in a theatrical production of Excalibur! The Story of Young King Arthur. For my research I read everything I could on the subject (including T.H. White’s cycle and Mary Keep Reading The post Exploring Doune Castle, Scotland (aka Castle Anthrax, Castle Leoch, etc) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 30 Facts About The Mongolian Horse (a.k.a Przewalski’s Horse or Takhi)
    by Bret and Mary on November 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. Almost everywhere you go around the world, horses are a source of great wonder and intrigue. They’re often depicted as the embodiment of freedom, galloping through wide open spaces with impressive grace and picturesque beauty. These majestic animals have proven to be essential ever since they were first domesticated by Asian nomads around 4,000 years ago. Keep Reading The post 30 Facts About The Mongolian Horse (a.k.a Przewalski’s Horse or Takhi) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • The Secret Petra Treasury Trail (The Ultimate Petra Tour)
    by Bret and Mary on November 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 11/3/2019] I cried tears of joy when we visited Jordan‘s ancient city of Petra, not long after we ascended a secret trail to a cliff looking down on the world-renowned Petra Treasury. I don’t care how many times you’ve read about this expansive “rose-red city half as old as time” (as poet John William Burgon Keep Reading The post The Secret Petra Treasury Trail (The Ultimate Petra Tour) appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • 30 Recycled Christmas Decorations & DIY Christmas Crafts to Make
    by Jonathon Engels on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. [Updated 10/29/2019]  Making recycled Christmas decorations at home is a fantastic opportunity to slow down and savor the holiday season. It gives us a chance to spend some quality time with our family and friends, not to mention avoiding the ever-increasing consumerist trappings of the holiday season. Using waste materials for our homemade holiday crafts is even Keep Reading The post 30 Recycled Christmas Decorations & DIY Christmas Crafts to Make appeared first on Green Global Travel.

  • The 25 Best Places to Spend Christmas in Europe
    by Bret and Mary on October 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Original content owned & copyrighted by Green Global Travel. With the rapid rise of mass tourism, summer travel to Europe has become increasingly problematic. Record-breaking heat, record-breaking visitor numbers, and horrific tourist behavior are leading to many situations where locals simply wish travelers would stop visiting.  But Christmas in Europe is a different beast entirely. The cold weather of European cities in winter naturally limits Keep Reading The post The 25 Best Places to Spend Christmas in Europe 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.