Welcome back to Ask the Experts, the weekly blog post that sees some of our finest Travel Experts racking their brains, flexing their travel knowledge and generally dazzling the world with their expertise as they answer your travel related questions.
One or more of our Experts are here every week, so if you’ve got a travel itch that you just can’t scratch, drop them an email and they’ll answer your question right here on the blog.
This week Lucy is here to answer James’ question about working holidays in Canada, what’s your question James?
Hi, I’m interested in working in North America, I’d prefer to go to Canada but I’ve heard the visas are quite hard to get hold of, do you have any tips of ways I can make myself more likely to get one? Also, If I don’t manage to – what are some great work options in the USA please? James, London
Canada is so hot right now, (metaphorically speaking only of course) so Lucy should have some cracking advice for you James, Lucy, what you saying?
There’s so many things that make Christmas special – silly jumpers, fuzzy heads, tinsel strewn trees and stuffing yourself silly among them. But nothing quite beets snuggling down on the sofa for some Christmas movie cheer. So grab the mulled wine and tune in for our high 5 USA Christmas movie locations.
Let’s get festive and take a look at our favourite USA movie settings…
Ice-skating in New York - the quintessential New York activity
West meets east in this fascinating country filled with diverse landscapes, massive cities, incredible traditions and thousands of years of culture waiting to be discovered.
We’re assuming the epic metropolis of Tokyo is on your list (why wouldn’t it be?!) so we’ve left it out, but there’s much more to Japan than its capital. Here’s our pick of 5 other awesome highlights Japan has to offer.
Our Favourite Five Experiences in Japan
Kyoto is not only a buzzing city (1.5 million people and growing) it’s also the cultural centre of Japan and a brilliant place to get to grips with the fascinating imperial history of the islands. Kyoto actually means ‘capital city’ and it served as one for over a thousand years leaving it chock full of shrines, temples, gardens, palaces and the ancient Geisha district.
If you happen to be in Kyoto in mid July you’ll have a chance to witness the Gion Matsuri parade – a large procession of traditional floats – some of which can weigh up to 12 tonnes – that makes their way through the centre of the city.
Do you want to grab hold of your life and give it a thorough shake? Do you want to start planning the kind of adventure that could end up changing you as a person and give you memories that will last for the rest of your life? Then consider a working holiday, more specifically, consider a working holiday in New Zealand.
This is quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world, but also, the most action packed. Don’t be fooled by it’s size, New Zealand packs a serious punch when it comes to adventures and working holiday opportunities. So the only thing you need to worry about is deciding which awesome corner of the country to base yourself in.
We’ve produced this handy guide to help you with those frequently asked questions about working holidays in New Zealand, read it through, soak it up, and you will be well on your way to your own adventure.
Take a break from the norm and take the plunge on a working holiday in New Zealand.
Every week, we ask you, our travel loving blog readers, to send us your questions for our passionate Travel Experts, and this week, we get Claire from STA Travel Brighton talking about two of her favourite things – dolphins and beautiful beaches – a match made in heaven!
The question in, errrr, question, comes from Joanna from Kent:
I’m crazy about wildlife! I’ve already been on safari in Africa, to the jungles of Borneo, volunteered with elephants in Thailand and I’ve just got back from an incredible trip working with turtles in Costa Rica, so I’m looking for inspiration for my next trip – where would you suggest I head to to for my next animal related travel experience? Joanna, Kent.
Sounds like you’ve had some pretty incredible experiences already Joanna – but there are still plenty more options out there for you! Lets see what Claire suggests…
Spend your days enjoying the surroundings in Fiji.