So what can our Travel Experts help with this week we wonder?
Lucky Georgia has a number of friends scattered around the US and Canada, and would like to know the best way to travel between each city.
I’m planning on visiting friends in Toronto, New York, Madison/Indiana, Lawton/Olkahoma, LA and San Francisco, but I’m not sure whether it’s best to fly, get a bus, or travel by train to fit them all in? Can I do it in a way that ensures flexibility, so I can spend longer in a certain areas if I need to? My budget is £5000 and accommodation is already sorted. Georgia, London.
So, Experts, what’s the best way Georgia should take on her epic tour of North America…
Tourism brings prosperity to previously impoverished areas of the world and provides locals with a way to make money and provide for their families. However, as travellers, it’s responsible of us to be aware of how our presence effects the local communities we come into contact with.
The basis of responsible tourism is, very generally, concerned with respecting the places you visit, minimising the impact you have on the surroundings as you pass through, and giving something back to the local communities.
You can find out more about how we at STA Travel are doing our bit towards becoming a more responsible travel provider on our website.
Small considerations we make while travelling can make all the difference to the communities we encounter on our trips and to the local environment.
Part of the fun of travelling the world is all the weird, wonderful, and completely random situations that you get yourself into.
One minute you’re saying a tearful goodbye to your mum at the airport (the tears are hers not yours of course) and then next you’re on a plane to some far flung destination, before hopping onto the back of a moped taxi, with all your worldly belongings strapped to your back; and that’s where the journey really begins…
There are so many places to travel, so many reasons to explore and so many things to leave you awestruck in the world that you will never be done – there’s just too much to see.
You’re definitely interested in travel. It’s the very reason you’re here reading this blog post right now, so there’s not really a more appropriate reason to count down a list of ways in which our planet is blooming awesome.
Keeping it to just 22 is going to prove tricky, which is where you come in…. Share your own examples below and let’s celebrate all the incredible sights out there and hopefully inspire others to experience some of your own recommendations.
The dust has finally settled from the party month of December; the presents are open, your jeans are a little tighter and the hangovers are (almost) a distant memory.
So what else is there to do in the notoriously dull month of January, except day dream of your next big travel adventure as you hit the gym, or comfort eat and watch Eastenders, during the cold, winter evenings?
Well, you could stop day dreaming and start doing, that’s what. The best thing about January? The sales of course!
Right now is the perfect opportunity to book that trip that you have been dreaming about for ages. Savings like the one’s we have this month, don’t come around very often – so there really is no better time to put your plans into action.