Welcome to another edition of The Travel Gauntlet the blog post that pits the travel knowledge and experience of one of you, our adventure loving blog readers, against that of one of our trusty members of STA Travel staff.
If you’d like to share your own travel experiences here on the blog, then you can! It’s as easy as peas, just send us an email, and you can run the Travel Gauntlet yourself veeeeery soon.
Who’s Stepping up to the Gauntlet This Week?
In the Red Corner it’s…
Tom Wardell from STA Travel Preston. Tom is a fountain of travel knowledge, here he is monkeying around on one of his many trips.
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.
It’s that time of week again, where our travel experts tackle another question from one of you, our travel hungry blog readers. This weeks question comes from mum of 2 Sharyn who’s dying to take her sons on an adventure they won’t forget.
I want to take my 3 year old twin boys on the adventure of a lifetime, they love animals, swimming and anything which involves getting dirty! I have always wanted to do a round the world trip but can only take 5 weeks off work, and I’ll be travelling alone with the boys. I have a budget of £8,000 what would you recommend? Sharyn.
If you have a burning travel question that you’re dying to have answered send us an email and we’ll put it to the experts right here on the blog.
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…
Africa. It’s the place life on earth began, no other continents’ have a claim to fame quite as impressive as that, and today it remains one of the most fascinating and naturally diverse areas in the world.
It’s a place full of juxtapositions; expansive, dry deserts vs dense, vivacious jungles, and tiny, ancient villages vs modern metropolis’. It offers a wealth of diversity, and a trip here won’t fail to make an serious impression.
We’re so captivated by this remarkable continent that we’ve already given a massive high five to North Africa and to the continent’s wildlife, so this week it’s the Eastern shore’s turn to step into the spotlight, as we explore the 5 most incredible experiences to be had in East Africa.